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Amber H. Levis

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Parting Shot

Sophia Venn Diagram

Dean Khurana on Lottery System
Fifteen Questions

Fifteen Questions: Rakesh Khurana on Pizza, Veritas, and “Squishy Things”

The Dean of the College sat down with Fifteen Minutes to discuss how Harvard has transformed him and the challenges he sees ahead. “I’m not saying that we’re a perfect institution, but we’re trying to be good for the world,” he says.

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Fifteen Superlative Seniors

Most Adventurous: Naomi Hegwood

“I’ll basically try anything once,” she says, whether it be an unidentified berry while on a hike or a goat testicle offered to her at a cookout.

Sad Girl Design
Introspection

A Pathetic Aesthetic

The aestheticization — dare I say fetishization — of female pain reaffirms the conditions that made girls sad in the first place. Simply put, the Sad Girl reeks of complacency.

Harvard Libraries as Tinder Dates
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To Swipe or Not to Swipe (Your HUID): Harvard’s Libraries are Single and Ready to Mingle

Ever wondered about the sex lives of college libraries? Five hot, single libraries are less than a mile away…

Law School Library Dating Profile
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Law School Library Dating Profile

Houghton Dating Profile
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Houghton Dating Profile

Cabot Dating Profile
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Cabot Dating Profile

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Widener Dating Profile

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Lamont Dating Profile

Scrutiny

‘The Hardest Summer You’ll Ever Love’: Inside PBHA’s Summer Urban Program

In recruitment materials, PBHA describes a summer spent staffing its Summer Urban Program as “the hardest summer you’ll ever love.” But some counselors felt unprepared for just how hard it would be, and left the program disillusioned with public service at PBHA, wondering if doing social good must necessarily come at the cost of their own well-being.

Michael Overlooking River
Scrutiny

The Unprecedented UC President

“Harvard University claims to produce future leaders,” Michael wrote. “But constantly telling young people they’re leaders seems to bring out some of their worst qualities.”

Lamont Library
Levity

MTV, Welcome to my Crib: Lamont Library

You can kick back, watch some TV, chill with your friends — it’s fantastic.

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Around Town

Brave New Crossworld

The mood is unexpectedly intense for a light-hearted crossword extravaganza called the “Winter Wondersolve.” The three-hour-long virtual tournament is hosted by Boswords, a Boston-based crossword organization.

Harvard University Clinical Laboratory
The Scoop

The Journey of a Covid Test

While many colleges have implemented regular testing as part of their reopening strategies, Harvard has gone a step further in establishing a self-sufficient testing site at the Harvard University Clinical Laboratory.

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