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Kate S. Griem

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Anywhere I Go

When you lose the trappings of the familiar, you have no reminder of who you have been, or who you are supposed to be. So being in new places, at least at first, is both terrifying and exhilarating: You get to move a little more freely, losing the weight that expectations and environmental cues hold.

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On Solid Ground

I had witnessed the magic some people found in this sport. I learned something entirely new that day; I hadn’t learned something so new in a long time.

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The Magic Pill Club

The phenomenon of using psychiatric drugs remains largely unscrutinized, so we set out to document and better understand this aspect of living with mental illness. The perseverance of students and spirit of psychiatrists — often forced to confront the blank face of uncertainty — wove together into a tapestry of resilience, one at once tattered and perfect, inspiring and incomplete.

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FMoments of Love 2023

This Valentine’s Day, we asked our writers and editors to write about something or someone they love — the lighthearted, the heartbreaking, the bittersweet, and everything in between. Here are their stories.

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‘We are Witches. We’re Not a Club’: The Inside Scoop on Adams’s Resident Witches

We asked the Witches how one could join them. Is there an election? A comp process? Can we be punched? To which the Witches replied, “We are Witches. We’re not a club, we’re not an organization, we’re not a secret society. We’re not a final club, and you can’t comp us.”

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Rewriting Our Harvard Admissions Essays

In this series of introspections, six Crimson editors revisit the essays that got them into Harvard.

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Revelations in Rebuilding

What I’d intended as an outpouring of vulnerability, she’d seen as an ability to overcome adversity.

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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.

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On Finstas and Fractured Selves

My New Year’s resolution was to try my best to stop taking everything so damn seriously: do more, think less, lower the stakes. I wanted to do whatever possible to get out of my own head — to reconnect with the humor and voice I felt like I had lost, to move through and inside of my life instead of adjacent to it.

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A Negotiation with Reality

Given the devastating, mind-twisting time we’re coming out of, doesn’t derealizing almost make more sense?

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The Scoop

The Battle Against Masking Comes to Cambridge Schools

Several suits filed by Children's Health Rights of Massachusetts challenge mask mandates instituted in school districts across the state — at a time when debates over mask mandates in schools have engulfed the nation, ranging from parent petitions to physical protests and arrests at school board meetings.

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