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Yasmeen A. Khan

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The Scoop

The Matchmakers of Harvard Magazine

“I like the idea of personal ads, because that is exactly what they are — they’re personal,” says celebrity matchmaker Bonnie Winston, who has placed ads in Harvard Magazine since the late 2000s. “It’s a very good way for me to find quality bachelors and bachelorettes to match my clients up with."

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Fifteen Superlative Seniors

Best Dressed: Allure Akaeze

Allure transforms pink — a soft, youthful, “girly” shade — into a color with teeth. They are a non-binary femme lesbian, and they remix the rules of femininity in order to represent their identity.

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Scrutiny

‘The White Man’s College’: How Antisemitism Shaped Harvard’s Legacy Admissions

A Harvard education has the ability to change someone’s life, and, when leveraged properly, to influence the course of the nation. But as legacy admissions favor the children of alumni — who are disproportionately white and wealthy to begin with — many are left questioning the degree to which the University can truly act as an engine of change.

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LinkedIn Warriors

Armed with the skills I’ve acquired through my unemployable History and Literature concentration, I dug through the archives and rediscovered the profiles of the LinkedIn Warriors of Harvard’s past.

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Editors' Choice

True Love Revolution: The Club Where Virginity Rocks

For all of my feminist beliefs, I still find myself affected by the pro-abstinence teachings that I grew up with. If the story of True Love Revolution proves anything, it’s that these sexist doctrines can spring up anywhere — whether that’s in a Southern public school or on a purportedly liberal campus like Harvard.

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Teenage Dream

When I was a preteen, Rookie fueled the daydreams that I had about my incoming teenage years. I imagined warm parties, memorable misadventures, my picture-worthy prom dress. Not something perfect, but something precious that I could only access in the years between 12 and 20.

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Fifteen Questions

Fifteen Questions: Valeria Luiselli on the Best Novel That Has Ever Been Written, Her Friend Crush, and the Perils of an MFA

The author sat down with Fifteen Minutes to discuss writing and teaching. “How do we reshape the view of the migrant as an inherently victimized figure or as an intruder of sorts by thinking, for example, of migration in its kind of heroic arc?” she says. “Of the migration story not as a tragedy, but as a form of epic?"

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Endpaper

Direct Flash

I can’t shake the fact that my love for Los Angeles Apparel opposes my self-professed feminist politics. When I add another tennis skirt to my shopping cart, I line the pockets of a man who built his career on the degradation of women.

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Conversations

Lena Chen’s Intimate Internet

In the intimacy of Chen’s performance art, I see the nascent question of what desire, care, and closeness can look like in an increasingly online world. Chen is an artist who speaks into the future: the future of sex, the future of technology, the future that implicates everyone interacting on the internet.

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Introspection

Yasmeen Endpaper Collage

Still, I can’t shake the fact that my love for Los Angeles Apparel opposes my self-professed feminist politics. When I add another tennis skirt to my shopping cart, I line the pockets of a man who built his career on the degradation of women.

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Noah Feldman on Constitutions, Content Regulation, and Boaty McBoatface

Feldman, who specializes in constitutional law, draws upon established political systems to tackle the emerging, ever-changing domain of the digital world. The man who advised constitutional processes in Iraq and Tunisia now wants to develop systems of governance for social media platforms.

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Around Town

Stripped Down: A Look Inside the Harvard Undergraduate Pole Dancing Club

The newly formed Harvard Undergraduate Pole Dancing Club seeks to "empower" its members, particularly people from "historically disempowered identities."

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Scrutiny

Out/Laws: Student Advocacy for LGBTQ+ Rights at Harvard Law

Since its inception, COGLI has served as a center for LGBTQ+ advocacy at the Law School. The organization has spearheaded policies ranging from banning military recruitment on campus to including sexual orientation in Harvard’s non-discrimination policy. Moreover, the very existence of this group gave visibility to LGBTQ+ students at the school, allowing them to challenge homophobic stereotypes and bring LGBTQ+ life to light.

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Scrutiny

HLR vol 71

Harvard Law Record, vol. 71 no. 4 (October 17, 1980), p.13. 1978 also marked the year GLAD—Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders was founded, a group that COGLI worked with. Courtesy of Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections.

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Scrutiny

Outlaw Poster 5

Poster advertising “Outlaw,” Lambda’s annual gay and lesbian dance. The tradition started in 1993, the year that Lambda became the organization’s new name. Courtesy of Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections.

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