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Nina H. Pasquini

Nina H. Pasquini is the Magazine Chair of the 147th Guard. She can be reached at nina.pasquini@thecrimson.com.

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Commencement 2021

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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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.

Fifteen Most Interesting

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.

Emilee Hackney

Emilee Hackney

“People are always like, ‘You’re going to do great things,’ you know, there’s this pressure to get rich and famous or something,” she says.

Yu-Mi Kim

Yu-Mi Kim

During our hour-long conversation, Yu-Mi Kim's disparate interests melt together like the colors of an ice pop on a hot summer day.

Meetings on Women's Issues
Scrutiny

How to Build a Concentration

In 1981, Colker was asked to donate her thesis to a women’s studies library that students were curating to convince Harvard to create a women’s studies concentration. By then, both students and the University had an increased understanding of the field as legitimate and deserving of attention.

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Levity

Living Next to the Fly Turned Me Into a Party Girl and My Life Has Never Been Better

Over the weeks, I witnessed many other strange occurrences. I would hear the speaker blasting music, look outside, and see not a party, but two men at the outdoor tables, adding irresponsible investments to their stock portfolios. Once, I saw a singular man doing squats with a keg on his back while using the speaker.

Ju Yon Kim
Conversations

Ju Yon Kim is Building from the Inside

When Kim took her job at Harvard in 2011, she didn't know she would be the only tenure-track Asian American Studies faculty member. "I was very surprised when I came to campus."

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Endpaper

Talking Out Loud When My Roommate's Gone

When I first started watching Korean dramas, I was too young to be cynical.

Legacy Files
Scrutiny

Bob Dole, the Department of Education, and the Nebulous Fight Against Legacy Admissions

Whether or not legacy preference contradicts the larger goals of Harvard’s admissions process has often spurred scrutiny and debate.

HUB Week
Cambridge

For Fourth Year, HUBweek Encourages Innovation

HUBweek, a week-long “ideas festival” founded by Harvard, MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Boston Globe, ran from Oct. 8 to Oct. 14.

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Gun Politics

Gun Control Bill Driven by Recent Grad Becomes Massachusetts Law

An “extreme risk protection order” firearms bill inspired by recent Harvard alumnus Reed T. Shafer-Ray ’18 is now Massachusetts law.

Ramen
Introspection

My Favorite Things

My grandmothers saw my brother and me as battlegrounds for their cultures, each trying to make sure theirs didn’t disappear.

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Student Life

Harvard Students Displeased With New Harvard-Yale Ticket Policies

While in past years, students were able to purchase tickets for guests from the Athletics Box Office, students are strictly limited to one ticket per HUID this fall.

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Cambridge

Mass. Marijuana Retailers Criticize ‘Community Impact Fees’ on Businesses

Mass. marijuana retailers have accused the Cannabis Control Commission of failing to enforce legal limits on how much municipalities can charge the businesses.

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