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Jem K. Williams

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Introspection

‘I’m Bi, By The Way’: Coming Out Through The Years

It feels like my confidence just came out of the closet — trailing seven years behind my sexuality. Being bi isn’t only something I am, it’s something I love being.

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Introspection

Marooned in Mayfield

My brother picked me up off the ground and kept me from crying on the painstakingly long walk home, distracting my mind with made-up lyrics to a generic tune. I stayed strong because I knew if I broke down crying, he might cry too.

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The Scoop

A Night With ASS (Adams Seance Society)

A voice pierces the silence, inquiring if there are spirits there with them. They wait with eager ears. Suddenly, it comes — a tap on the walls — faint and indistinct, but enough to send the room into an uproar.

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Around Town

A Bloody Affair: Destigmatizing Menstruation at Schlesinger Library

From zines to essays to poetry, the message of Schlesinger Library's "Out For Blood" exhibit remains decisive. Menstruation, Sullivan says, is “not some kind of ailment, but it’s just a part of your life. It’s a healthy, wonderful thing.”

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The Scoop

Rewriting the Boundaries of Creative Writing

An organization called the Harvard Creative Writing Collective, founded in the summer of 2021, works to combat the exclusivity of creative writing at Harvard. The group’s mission statement declares a dedication to “creating a radically inclusive community of writers on campus.”

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Around Town

'Conscious Consumerism' at No Frills, All Fun

But the free shopping experience has a deeper story. “The real purpose of this swap,” We Thieves owner Sandra E. Rossi explains, “is just to keep garments in circulation as long as possible before they actually get donated.”

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The Scoop

One Harvard Law Review Article and One Thousand Quote Retweets

U.S. Senator Brian E. Schatz (D-Hawaii) quote tweeted the article with an ominous warning: “The road to autocracy is paved by fancy lawyers.”

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Around Town

Buzz and Belonging at the Black Legacy Ball

First held in 2018, the ball is a relatively new event, but it has already managed to attract a significant amount of attention from the Black community at Harvard. Perhaps because it fulfilled something that Black Harvard needed.

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Around Town

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Though a fairly new event, the ball has already proved extremely successful, with tickets selling out in seconds.

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Around Town

Black Legacy Ball 2

Attendees pose for a picture at the Black Legacy Ball, an event hosted by the Black Students Assocation to celebrate Black history, culture, and resilience.

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Around Town

Black Legacy Ball 1

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Levity

Survivor: Blocking Group Edition

“Welcome to BLOCK OR BE BLOCKED!"

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Retrospection

The Wusong Road Less Traveled

The old Conductor’s Building on Mount Auburn Street stands as an awkwardly narrow wedge, sitting next to an alleyway wider than itself. But while the exterior of the building remains inconspicuous, the inside has been transformed into a Chinese tiki bar and restaurant named Wusong Road after the first Conductor’s Building in Wusong, China.

Levity

Every Week, It's a Week

The latest addition to the lineup of cultish Kirkland activities, this is the Kirkland Choosening — the weekly Sunday night ceremony that inaugurates a new theme for the week as soon as the clock strikes midnight.

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Levity

It's Hard to Find Parking on Bow Street

Late one lukewarm October night, a car careened off of Mount Auburn Street and crashed into the building of a semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine.

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