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Steven Tringale
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A New Type of Health Insurance Along Route 128

Allies offers its members several perks, including $0 copays at virtual appointments and access to five specialist doctors within 72 hours of referral, at a relatively lower cost.

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Melissa M. Shang '25 is the co-president of the Harvard Undergraduate Disability Justice Club, which recently signed onto an open letter calling for the administration to reinstate the indoor mask mandate. For Shang and other immunocompromised students, masking could be a matter of life or death.

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Seeding a Probiotic Revolution

Regardless of how far Seed Health gets in its mission to reimagine human health and environmental systems through probiotics, Gyorgy Baffy is certain that biotech and supplement companies like it have set the course in motion for a field that’s only getting started. Baffy, who finished his medical training in Hungary in 1980, remembers a time before the concept of microbiota entered into clinical and scientific jargon. Now, he says, knowledge of the field is spreading.

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For Some Palestinian Organizers, the Israel Trek is a Microcosm of a Broader ‘Power Imbalance’

Over spring break, about 100 Harvard students went on Israel Trek and participated in discussions with high-ranking Israeli and Palestinian officials, including the president of Israel. However, Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine — a student organization led by the Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee — disputes the Trek’s claim that it provides a balanced perspective on the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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Nadine Bahour

Nadine S. Bahour '22 is a representative from the Palestine Solidarity Committee, a student group which opposed the Israel Trek, a spring break trip to Israel.

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Ramadan 3

Muslim students congregate for their nightly meal around the SOCH's long tables.

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Disability Justice 3

With indoor masking now optional, most students study or converse unmasked at Clover in the Science Center. Some immunocompromised students criticize Harvard for not continuing Covid accommodations, like remote learning options.

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Ancient Scroll 3

In 2013, Sackstein posted on Facebook about the note to future residents, but never expected anyone to actually find it.

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Disability Justice 2

In the Smith Campus Center, some students remain masked, while others do not. Harvard dropped its indoor mask mandate on March 14th, making masking optional, though allowing professors to continue the mandate at their own discretion.

Sumbul Siddiqui
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Revisiting Cambridge's Recurring Income for Success and Empowerment Program

RISE was spearheaded by Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Vice Mayor Alanna M. Mallon and Councilor Marc C. McGovern in cooperation with community organizations like Just A Start and Cambridge Community Foundation. “The hope is that once people gain a little bit more security, they can use that financial security to then help them move forward,” McGovern says.

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Ramadan 2

Muslim Chaplains Samia Omar and Khalil Abdur Rashid.

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Tasty Basty

The Tasty Burger basement, affectionately known as "Tasty Basty," has become a go-to spot for freshmen desperate to party.

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Ancient Scroll 1

Alexa C. Jordan '22 (left) found a note inside her broken doorknob — planted as a gift to future residents by David F. Sackstein '14 (right). The two have since bonded over the unlikely time capsule.

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Gregg Meyer

Gregg S. Meyer, a primary care doctor at MGH and the vice president of Value Based Care at MGB, helped create the relationship between AllWays Health Partners and the hospital.

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Participants on the Harvard College Israel Trek, a subsidized spring break trip to Israel and the West Bank, pose for a photo. This year, the Trek faced backlash from student organizers alleging that Trekkers are “complicit in apartheid and settler colonialism.”

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