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Kate Leist

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Parting Shot

PARTING SHOT: Writer Inspired by Unlikely Moments

You would think that after nearly 250 Crimson articles over the last four years, banging out one last column would be a breeze. But when I sat down at my computer, I found myself, for nearly the first time, at a loss for words.


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Macadams House

Harvard Splits Season Series Against Cornell

If Saturday’s matchup between Ivy League softball powers Harvard and Cornell is any indication, the race for the Ancient Eight crown will be another close one.



The Crimson opened conference play this weekend and didn’t waste any time asserting itself as the favorite to defend its Ivy League North title.


Morning Practice Hinders Housing Day Fun

Three years ago today, a group of nine girls sat in a common room in Wigglesworth waiting for the most important letter we would receive since the one telling us we had gotten into Harvard.


NCAA Women's Hockey Preview

The postseason is well underway in Division I women’s hockey, with the semifinals and finals of each of the five ...

Women's Ice Hockey

Goal Flurry Downs Struggling Saints

The postseason has returned to Bright Hockey Center, and on Friday, the Harvard women’s hockey team came out to make a statement.

Op Eds

Stand Up for AmeriCorps

Fifty years ago, the newly-elected President John F. Kennedy ‘40 addressed the country on a frigid January morning. In an ...

Women's Ice Hockey

Cornell Edges Late Crimson Comeback

After falling behind, 3-0, in the first period, the Crimson (15-10-4, 14-5-3 ECAC) nearly sent the No. 2 Big Red (26-2-1, 20-1-1) to a winless weekend, ultimately falling, 4-3, on Senior Day at Bright Hockey Center.


NOTEBOOK: Crimson Charges Back in Shootout

The Harvard women’s hockey team has become accustomed to collecting wins in the Beanpot semifinals—in fact, it’s done so in the last four seasons. But no previous win was quite like this one.


Harvard Women's Hockey Coming Together at Right Time

When things didn’t go so hot at the beginning of this season, I started to doubt that the Crimson would even earn an invitation to the so-called dance. But as the calendar turns to February, it turns out that I’ve underestimated the team I’ve been covering for so long.

Women's Ice Hockey

Power Rankings: Harvard Moves Up to Second

Conference play is back in full swing, though, and the playoff picture becomes clearer every week—although, of course, the regular-season champion has been all but a foregone conclusion since November. See who’s up, who’s down, and who’s essentially out in this week’s edition of the power rankings.

Chute It At Her
Women's Ice Hockey

Third Period's the Charm for Harvard Women's Hockey

After two periods and nearly two dozen shots on goal, the Harvard women’s hockey team’s offense was understandably frustrated. But pair of quick goals to start the third period was all the offense the Crimson would need, as the defense held strong to preserve a 2-1 victory over St. Lawrence.

Women's Basketball

Harvard Women Bounce Back at Home

Although UMass made a spirited comeback, the Crimson’s 17-point halftime lead was too much to overcome at Lavietes Pavilion

Men's Basketball

Harvard Can Give Huskies a Battle

When the Harvard men’s basketball team squares off with No. 4 UConn on Wednesday, it will, of course, be a ...