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Gabrielle J. Pesantez

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Mario León

“Pfifty” Days of Pfoho

In preparation for Housing Day 2021, Mario E. "Super Mario" León, the Pfoho building manager, committed himself to “50 Days of Pfoho Super Mario,” a challenge in which he posts photos of House community members and himself decked out in his collection of Pfoho gear on his Instagram account.

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Liberalism, Labor Divisions, and Gender: A Conversation with Professor Gina Schouten

In 2019, Harvard Professor Regina L. Schouten published a book with Oxford University Press, titled “Liberalism, Neutrality, and the Gendered Division of Labor.” Her book argues that political interventions are necessary to dismantle the gendered division of labor.

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Autism, Art, and Advocacy: A Conversation With Royal Portraitist Nina Skov Jensen

When Jensen began to draw, she was an amateur. Her first foray into the art world was a “completely unrecognizable” drawing of Beyoncé. From there, Jensen “just started drawing more and more.” As she worked to get better, she sought recognition from the subjects of her painting, often traveling from her home in Denmark to London to meet actors during their movie premieres.

Allanah Rolph

Reflections of a ‘Radical Redneck’

Allanah R. J. Rolph ’23-’24, who grew up in rural South Dakota, is in the revision stages for a book focusing on the conflict between her progressive politics and the more conservative aspects of her upbringing.

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Doris Reina-Landaverde’s Vision of Solidarity

Today, some of Reina-Landaverde’s colleagues call her the most powerful organizer at Harvard. It’s not hard to see why — in addition to working to consolidate union power around the University, she is also the face of one of the most visible immigrants’ rights organizations on campus, the Harvard TPS Coalition, which advocates for workers who hold Temporary Protected Status.

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The Scoop

October Is the New December

On Oct. 15, the Harvard Book Store shared a letter with its patrons on its website and social media platforms, opening up to its customers about a necessary shift in the usual holiday retail calendar. “We ask our community to please shop early and shop local, at our website and store, and at those of our neighbors,” the letter reads.

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Inside the Making of Penelope Alegria’s “Milagro”

GJP and Penelope M. Alegria discuss "Milagro," Alegria's soon-to-be-published chapbook. Named Chicago's Youth Poet Laureate for 2019-2020, Alegria reflects on her poetic journey, from having her first slam poem "just ripped" apart to creating a collection of her own original work.

The Scoop

When a “Harvard Poll” Meets Fox News

How Fox News and conservative media outlets are using a recent Harvard Poll to support their own election narrative.

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James Coleman’s Campaign of Necessity

When James H. Coleman returned to South San Francisco in March, he once again found himself faced with the inequalities that had shaped the city he grew up in. This time, he felt armed with the tools to change them.