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Harvard Square Restaurants for Every Occasion

By Aubrey Stoddard
October 13, 2014 - 9:00am

A girl can only handle HUDS’s tikki masala chicken and the salvation of the Grill’s grilled cheese for so long before she craves something—ANYTHING—different. Sometimes, a weekend of delicious, non-mass produced food is absolutely necessary. Below is a guide to a flawless weekend spent at the best restaurants in the Square for every occasion. It’s Friday and you have had one of the busiest weeks of your life. Celebrate the end of the week with a yummy lunch at Yenching. Yenching on Massachusetts Avenue has incredibly authentic and delicious Chinese food with just the right amount of kick. Plus, there’s a lunch special that comes with soup, egg rolls, rice, and three entrees for only $7.50!!! YUM!...

Black Out

By Anonymous Collegiette
October 9, 2014 - 1:57pm

Blacking out is not fun. It’s actually quite possibly the scariest thing that’s ever happened to me. Everyone makes it seem like blacking out – drinking so much that you remember nothing the next morning– is a quintessential part of the college experience. Blackout stories are almost bragged about with a perverted sort of pride, as if the experience raises you from nube-ishness to an elite club of cool, hard-partying college veterans. But it doesn’t. Blacking out isn’t cool, or necessary to say you’ve partied in college. It’s actually really scary. READ MORE

The Freshman Year Bucket List You Actually Need

By Catherine Bousquet
October 9, 2014 - 9:00am

I’ll say this upfront: I’m not about to tell you to go to office hours or take your flu shot or to get on your proctor’s good side. This bucket list will contain nothing particularly helpful, goal-advancing, or resume-building; rather, the items on this list are purely for fun, memory-making, and the fact that you can look back on your freshman year knowing you did them.   READ MORE

Sometimes You Walk in Circles: Adjusting to Living on your Own

By Samantha Lo
October 5, 2014 - 8:39am

Every time I leave home, I do it quickly.  Freshman year, I made a list of the things I needed to take with me.  Sophomore year, I quickly forgot about the clothes, the house, the people, and the memories that I would be leaving behind.  It’s been poeticized many times before: don’t think that what’s behind you is better than what’s in front because it’s not.  Your eyes face front for a reason. READ MORE

How Not To Be Basic

By Cecilia M. Eberhard
October 3, 2014 - 4:08pm

How Not to Be Basic:   There’s nothing necessarily wrong with being basic, at times it has its value.  When you’re trying to blend into the masses, are purposely seeking to be viewed as unoriginal, or are trying to embody the mindset of coloring within the lines please feel free to employ the following pillars of basicness.  If you however are in the market for a unique brand that is specific to who you are as a person then avoid the following 5 bases of being basic.   1)   Ordering a skinny vanilla latte at Satrbucks:   READ MORE

Harvard in the Movies: Truths, Lies, and Lessons

By Aubrey Stoddard
October 1, 2014 - 9:00am

I visited Stanford and UC Berkeley the summer before my senior year. I did overnight stays at Saint Mary’s College and UCLA to get a feel for the campuses. But, due to the tragic Boston Marathon bombing and ridiculous plane ticket prices, I did not visit Harvard ONCE before the weekend of move-in. I had never been to Boston. I didn’t know what Harvard’s campus looked like or felt like. I was completely clueless. READ MORE

Concentrate: How to Choose What to Study at Harvard

By Anna Papp
September 28, 2014 - 9:00am

48 options; 11 to 20 requirements. Your parents probably think your choice will make you either a billionaire or leave you living in their basement for the rest of your twenties. If you’re proud of yours, you may even decide to buy the $200+ diploma frame at the Coop to show off the fancy title of what other schools just call majors. Concentrations. Choosing a concentration is hard. There are so many friends, family members, professors, advisors to listen to and so many factors to consider. As an Engineering concentrator who switched concentration tracks, and was considering everything from History of Art and Architecture to Applied Math sophomore fall, here is my hopefully straightforward advice on our most important academic choice at Harvard....

5 Bonding Activities to Do with your Roommates

By Sylvie Rubin-Budick
September 22, 2014 - 5:41pm

  1.     Decorating your common room/space! Decorating your common room can be a laborious process: first you have to go shopping for decorations and agree on posters, lights, and furniture, then you have to decide where everything will go, and finally you have to put everything in its place. Working as a team to beautify a space that you share will definitely get you talking and laughing. If you’re building furniture together, you’ll be inseparable by the time your IKEA coffee table is all set up.   2.     Create Traditions! READ MORE

Leaning In, At Harvard and Beyond

By Halie LeSavage
September 18, 2014 - 5:45pm

In 2010, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gave a now-famous TEDTalk on the noticeable absence of women in leadership positions. In 2013, her book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead was published and placed her at the head of the recent movement for gender equality across all facets of the professional world. After the success of her book, LeanIn.Org was founded to continue Sandberg's mission of changing the trajectory for women and creating an equal world.  READ MORE

Guide to Extracurriculars at Harvard

By Chloe Volkwein
September 14, 2014 - 8:00am

Guide to Extracurriculars at Harvard Harvard can seem like an intimidating place when it comes to extracurricular activities.  There are so many organizations and it can be hard to know where to start and what to prioritize.  But the good news is that there is literally something for everyone!  If you like it, there’s probably a club, team, or group for it here.  So how do you begin to navigate extracurricular life at Harvard? 1. Read your emails READ MORE