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Lindsay Sanwald
Conversations

Lindsay Sanwald, Her Loop Pedal, and Her Surf Board

A Masters of Divinity candidate graduating this spring, Sanwald lets her spirituality manifest in a variety of ways: the psychedelic indie-rock one-woman show she performs under the stage name Idgy Dean,; the Patreon account she runs to offer sermons, spiritual guidance, and meditation to monthly subscribers, and, as of late, surfing.

Abortion Scrut Cover Image
Scrutiny

With Roe in Peril, Revisiting the History of Abortion Activism at Harvard

In comparison to historical waves of activism at Harvard, today’s campus culture surrounding abortion-related issues is relatively quiet — leaving a vacuum all the more striking in the face of looming national threats to abortion access.

Bachelor Sports Fan
Introspection

Rose-Colored Glasses

Society has progressed past The Bachelor. Why haven’t I?

'This Is How Your Marriage Ends' Cover
Books

‘This Is How Your Marriage Ends’ Review: A Misguided Manual to Relationships

Teaching men to navigate around the feelings of women doesn’t take into account that women are rational beings capable of understanding logic as well as emotion.

Advice for Josh
Levity

Advice to Josh: What is Love?

February is scary for a lot of reasons: three of Taylor Swift’s exes have their birthdays this month, The Boy Scouts of America was founded back in February 1910, and Valentine’s Day exists. Between wondering why hearts don’t look like anatomical hearts and how the Datamatch algorithm works, this amorous holiday can be a confusing time for many people, but for no one more so than our cherished, forever-freshman Josh. He needs FM’s help to get to the root of what this holiday is all about. We’ve asked some of our writers to help Josh answer the age-old question: What is love?

Electric Scooter Henry Tudor
Levity

Venn Diagram: Electric Scooter, Henry Tudor

Ever wondered what that lacrosse boy who nearly ran you over in the Yard and the 15th-century monarch who famously beheaded his wives have in common? You know you have.

Electric Scooter Henry Tudor
Levity

Electric Scooter Henry Tudor

Romeo P. Alexander '11 Bachelorette
Conversations

A Mathematician Walks Out of a Limo

Meet Romeo P. Alexander '11, who was on the "Bachelorette," has a Ph.D. in atmosphere-Ocean Science and Mathematics, and loves Reddit.

Haunted Hicks House
Kirkland

Haunted Hicks House

A room inside Hicks House, the Kirkland House Library.

Haunted Hicks House
Levity

The Haunting of Hicks House: One Night in Harvard’s Spookiest Library

In the years since its construction of Hicks House, located in Kirkland’s C-Entryway, lore has floated around Harvard’s campus of the ghosts living there. In an attempt to see them for myself, I decided to spend a night in the Hicks House Attic, now used as the Kirkland House library.

Mildred Fay Jefferson Design
Retrospection

Mildred Fay Jefferson Design

Shit-faced Shakespeare
Around Town

Ill Met by Stagelight

Welcome to Shit-faced Shakespeare. Three times a week, five actors gather in The Rockwell Theater in Somerville  to put on a play — but one of the actors, selected at random each night, performs completely drunk.

Mildred Fay Jefferson Design
Retrospection

Doctor Mildred Fay Jefferson, In Her Own Words

Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson was the first Black woman to graduate from HMS, ran for Senate three times, and was a groundbreaking surgeon; however, she would rather be remembered for the lifetime of activism she dedicated to her passion — outlawing abortion.

Soviet Archives 2
Retrospection

Harvard's Peek Behind the Iron Curtain

But there was much more to these interviews than capturing the ideological beliefs of their participants. HPSSS researchers sought to reveal the full scope of the Soviet experience, far beyond what the Air Force had expected, pushing back, in a way, against the strong anti-Soviet culture in the U.S. during the Cold War.

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Scrutiny

The Rise and Fall of David Kane

The discovery of Kane’s involvement with the racist blog and the effect it had on students is indicative of the perils of allowing academic freedom to spill over into hate speech: On EphBlog, ‘Field’ would often make charts and graphs to legitimate his racist claims.

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