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Fifteen Superlative Seniors

Most Likely to Be President: Charles Hua

Charles X. Hua has been nominated by his peers as the Harvard senior most likely to become President of the United States. As Hua tells me about his train trip across the country, I begin to understand why.

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Fifteen Questions

Fifteen Questions: Danielle Allen on the Future of Democracy, Optimism, and Minecraft

The political theorist sat down with Fifteen Minutes to talk about practical problem-solving in a divided country. “It’s not exactly that I’m an optimist,” she says. “I’m just a person who believes that failure is not an option. So I’m a ‘not-an-optionist!’”

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Punching Up? Porcellian Punch Class Attempts to Unionize

“You know, we see all these labor movements on TikTok, and we say to ourselves, we are being exploited just like them. I didn’t spend six years at Groton to do my own dry cleaning.”

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No, I Will Not Stop Calling the Cops on Quad-Goers

Do you have any idea how loud a kid’s birthday party is? Why would I tolerate that noise when I could just call the cops?

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Borders of the Bike Lane

When I moved back to Cambridge this summer, I started biking in the city for the first time. Among cars making unannounced right turns, buses drifting into the bike lane, and jaywalkers stepping into the street with no warning, every ride was haunted by the threat of collision.

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Cornel West and the ‘True Harvard’

This past year, Harvard refused to even consider Cornel R. West '74 — a towering Black intellectual figure who had been tenured at Harvard nearly 30 years before — for tenure. West's 50-year relationship with the University forces us to ask what, exactly, constitutes the “True Harvard”: prestige, endowment returns, a sprawling administration — or those who seek earnest dialogue and speak truth to power, the so-called “undisciplinables”?


36 Questions That Lead to Admission

Admissions interview questions can be notoriously absurd. We've compiled 36 here — 18 of which are real questions current Harvard students say they were asked during their admissions interviews for several elite colleges. Can you guess which ones?

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These Harvard NFTs Are Too Hot to Cancel

This all got me thinking — if I want to commodify clout, controversy, and kill the environment, then Harvard has about 380 years worth of history doing just that. So here is what I present to you: The Harvard NFT Collection.


In Cramer We Trust

In the depths of a pandemic-driven recession that has further exacerbated income inequality among many, the willingness to listen to Cramer, and people like him, has evaporated.

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Demand for Better Econ T-Shirts is Through the Roof

Some alternative suggestions for Harvard Economics t-shirt slogans, including “Like the Keystone Pipeline, but to Goldman Sachs" and “Looking for a causal relationship.”


The 2006 MIT Integration Bee: A Manifesto

If the entirely volunteer operation of the 2006 MIT Integration Bee has taught me anything, it is that we all have the ability to lead a much more memorable version of the lives we left behind.

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Fifteen Most Interesting

Jia Y. Lim

Jia Y. Lim ’21 spent her summer helping Malaysia stockpile resources for national emergencies. Now she has returned to what she calls "a more mundane life" in Cambridge.

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Signs of the Times in Philadelphia 3

Outside a polling station, a Trump-Pence sign appears to have fallen over.

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Signs of the Times in Philadelphia 1

The Local 98 chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers endorsed former Vice-President Joe Biden

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Signs of the Times in Philadelphia 2

With chalk and tape, poll workers in Philadelphia attempt to guide voters to their appropriate division, all while maintaining safe social distance.