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Crimson staff writer

Andrew W. D. Aoyama

Andrew W.D. Aoyama is the Magazine Chair of the 147th Guard. He can be reached at andrew.aoyama@thecrimson.com.

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Wedding Bells Class of 2021

Amid a year of uncertainty, many Harvard couples have elected to cement their relationships. Here are three of their stories.

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Lowell dorm 2021

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15 Seniors of the Class of 2021

When they were first admitted, the members of the Class of 2021 made up one of the most diverse classes in Harvard’s history. The COVID-19 pandemic has spread them across the world — and challenged the notion of a singular “Harvard experience.” Today, without campus as an equalizer, the diversity that defined the Class of 2021 has been cast in a new light. In our final issue of the year, we profile 15 seniors — generated at random — to learn about their circumstances and explore how the pandemic has impacted their lives.

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This was the closest thing to a socially-distanced cinnamon roll hug that we could muster.

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A Note to Readers

When they were first admitted, the members of the Class of 2021 made up one of the most diverse classes in Harvard’s history. The COVID-19 pandemic has spread them across the world — and challenged the notion of a singular “Harvard experience.” Today, without campus as an equalizer, the diversity that defined the Class of 2021 has been cast in a new light. In our final issue of the year, we profile 15 seniors — generated at random — to learn about their circumstances and explore how the pandemic has impacted their lives.

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Ninety-Six Hours in November

Last month, we asked our writers to record Election Day — and the days that followed — as they experienced it, from wherever they were in the country.

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Sunset at CRLS Entrance

The challenge of reopening the Cambridge Public Schools has resurfaced tensions between teachers and administrators, between vulnerable families and the representatives tasked with speaking on their behalf, testing the district’s ability to accommodate the needs of the diverse community it serves.

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Sunset at CRLS Skybridge

Across Cambridge, many public school parents fear that those families most at risk of COVID-19 may have the least say in the district's reopening plans.

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Sunset at CRLS Cambridge Street

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Snowy Somerville 1

An October snow blankets Somerville, Mass., where many Harvard students have settled for the fall semester.

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Venturing beyond the "Harvard bubble" means sacrificing both the conveniences it offers and the insulation from the outside world it provides. Now, students just might have to face the real world — or at least a version of it.

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Snowy Somerville 2

In a normal year, more than 98 percent of undergraduates live within Harvard’s housing system — but because of the need to "de-densify" campus, a significant number of students have elected to live off campus.

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Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

The Cambridge Rindge and Latin School is the only traditional public high school in the Cambridge Public School district.

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A Gentlemen's Agreement

Across Harvard Square, lower-income residents and small businesses have for years existed in a constant competition for space — with large chains, with the University, and with the real estate investment firms frequently criticized for purchasing large swathes of land throughout the neighborhood. But taken collectively, Harvard’s property-owning final clubs exert a sizable influence on the Harvard Square real estate market. They too are players in the competition for space — and sometimes its rules aren’t necessarily fair.

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A.D. Facade

The A.D. Club stands at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Plympton St.

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