Editors' Choice

Blondes have more fun...or do they?

Do Blondes Have More Fun?

Bleaching my hair brought me closer than I’d ever been to feeling beautiful — and when you get so close, it’s impossible not to want more.

Amy E. Chalán
The Scoop

Indigenous Language Reclamation Efforts Expand at Harvard

EMR 151: “Quechua, Indigenous language revitalization and Global Indigeneity” examines language as a tool to access Indigenous cultures, traditions of knowledge, and expressions of self.

Harvard Tug-of-War Team

To Be A Frayed Knot of Victory

Harvard’s Tug-of-War team was on top of the world — until a rag-tag group of untrained, unpracticed, and untested MIT students pulled off an upset that left a stain on their prestigious reputation.

Josh Levin 1

American Ninja Warrior Takes on the Classroom

Levin finally made it onto the eighth season of American Ninja Warrior in 2016 and was named Rookie of the Year. He returned again in 2017 and 2018, each time making it to national finals. This year, for season 14, Levin returned to the American Ninja Warrior stage for the first time since 2018, falling just short of the $1 million dollar prize.

Venn Diagram: Nietzsche, Sriracha, Kombucha

Venn Diagram: Nietzsche, Kombucha, Sriracha

Cha cha real smooth.

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Around Town

Shredding the Stereotypes: Boston’s All-Inclusive Skate Scene

Their goals are to meet everyone where they are, helping those new to the community get comfortable with skate culture without having to dive in head-first and to build connections across creative spaces.

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The Scoop

Amid Mounting Climate Threats, Danehy Park’s Miyawaki Forest Puts Down Roots

Cambridge has endured a drought since mid-June; since July 21, it has stayed at a “critical” level. Yet only a few weeks after the heat wave subsided, the trees in Danehy Park now appear sprightly and green.

Leverett House - McKinlock Hall

‘Long Overdue’: Leverett Affiliates Say Former Faculty Deans’ Early Departure is Years in the Making

In June, Leverett House’s faculty deans stepped down from their posts — a year before the end of their term. For some affiliates who allege a pattern of mismanagement and a loss of house culture, their departure is "long overdue."

Eden Endpaper

Learning to Love a Language

Here I am at Harvard, every Habesha parent’s dream, but my lack of connection to my language is every Habesha parent’s nightmare.

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The Scoop

From Cambridge: Ramadan Kareem!

The iftar dinner I attended this past week was just as the chaplain described it: crowded, chaotic, and above all, cozy.

English and Rowing Introspection

Where the Body Meets the Mind

Then, the horizon glows a pale yellow just before it burns red, or maybe calms with orange and pink. The industrial architecture is first unveiled by a pale light, and the distance afforded to me, on the river, allows for the fleeting feeling that nothing is complicated and moments can just be appreciated as aesthetic experiences.

Darwin's Ltd
The Scoop

Cambridge Coffee Shop Unionization Efforts Pick Up Steam

"This is the future of unionized coffee, and you simply have to agree to it."

Lobster Endpaper

Molting Season

It was the ease with which the guy had done it. How simple it was for him to care for this animal, and even then, how unexpected it was that he would.


Remy the Cat, An Ecological Menace

With  over 12,000 followers on Instagram, Remy has undoubtedly become one of the most popular animals on campus. But his celebrity obscures  all the questionable actions that cast doubt on whether we should uplift him in the first place: is Remy really the friendly cat that he purports to be, or is he “purr” evil?

Harvard Hillel

A Gentile's First Seder

We take turns dipping karpas (parsley, to symbolize springtime and rebirth) into saltwater (to symbolize the bitterness of tears shed during enslavement) and eating it. Everyone else seems to know what they’re doing, but I can’t tell if I’m messing something up.