We’re (Not) Body-Inclusive
To put it simply, I support body autonomy. Each of us should have the prerogative to lead life how we want to — whether you want to pursue fat loss or never hit 3k steps on your Apple Watch. I just want us to probe how much we actually support overall well-being, and not just certain body ideals.
Ask What You Can Do (and Put it into Practice)
But those who criticize HKS for lacking academic rigor miss the point. HKS classes aren’t trying to be academic in a conventional sense of the word. Instead, they’re focused on teaching skills.
Dig Deeper into Design — Starting with Yogurt
New looks can hide old truths. Hand-lettering and specific color palettes can disarm viewers with the appearance of familiarity. Chobani itself is pretty much a straight-and-narrow wellness company — but similar design elements can be used to mislead.
Harvard Square’s Subterranean Nexus
The deceptively humble corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Linden Street is a nexus, a point of convergence and emergence — both on the street and below it. People and automobiles mirror the underground traffic traveling through the infrastructure that supports them.
A(verse) to Legacy Admissions
So yeah, I hope by now I’ve been real clear ‘bout my position. Harvard, it’s high time we ditched the legacy admission.
The Real Free Speech Threat on College Campuses
Conservative coalitions purportedly standing up for free speech protest left-wing “cancel culture” for silencing conservative voices. It’s time for the left to expose this hypocrisy for what it is: a smokescreen that obscures a far more pernicious threat to free speech — one that comes from the right, not the left.
A Leap Into Faith
My column this semester is meant to acknowledge the overwhelming array of intentions and outcomes of religious peoples. But what I want, more than anything, is for this first piece to convince you not to solely study religion as a quantifiable rule.
Of Bitcoin and Barbarians
Among the many parallels that politicians and thinkers so often draw between the Roman world and ours, perhaps one that should be heeded with caution is the loss of public trust in the Roman “financial” system and the one that we live with today.
If You Can’t Hire More Therapists, Make Them
The effectiveness of layperson therapists hints at a deeper truth about psychotherapy: Therapy is not an arcane art, passed down through the hallowed guilds of Freud and Beck, but rather a structured human relationship.
An Antidote to Optionality
“Preserving optionality" promises the ability to press pause on your decisions while moving forward with your life. But this is a fantasy, albeit one that’s awfully seductive.
The Possible Plague of John Harvard’s Foot
Despite the cheerful backdrop, I can’t help but cringe at the millions of visitors who come to try their luck. As a Harvard student, I know what students do at the preeminent left foot as one of the college’s three most extreme traditions: urinate on it. So does touching the urinated-upon bronze foot bring luck or dread?
Is This an Asian Story?
We need visibility of Asian stories that encompass: in theme, genre, and the term Asian itself. True progress requires traditional decision makers to prioritize the reach of diverse creators to wider audiences.
Inside Weeks Bridge
Weeks Bridge exists as a reminder to take a deeper look at what we’ve written off as commonplace or mundane. Every building, street, and landmark on campus holds a secret, and it’s up to us to uncover them.
Are Lectures Obsolete?
Over the course of this semester, this column will examine crucial challenges with higher education and propose recommendations for improvement. This first piece takes aim at low-hanging fruit — something that has been around for at least a millennium: the lecture model.
Have Some Fun, Hon
So what’s this first piece all about? What’s column number one? People at this school, it seems, Feel guilty having fun.