As it is currently the midst of finals season here in Cambridge, many here on campus can’t help but think about their Winter Break plans. Known as J-Term on campus, Harvard’s Winter Break lasts for over a month. Continue reading about Jazzed about J-Term
As the temperatures begin to fall, along with a few raindrops, I pop open my umbrella, and a wave of nostalgia comes over me. The last time I was in this cool, drizzly weather was this past summer. Well, it was winter technicall Continue reading about Wintery Summers in Argentina
Unlike the rest of your application, which primarily consists of filling in boxes, the personal essay gives you the freedom to essentially write about whatever you want. No rules! Show who you are! Continue reading about The Personal Essay
Coming into Harvard as a freshman, I always thought my days would be filled with hours and hours of class and homework. I mean, that’s all Harvard students do, right? Study and go to class? Continue reading about After Classes?
“Hi, my name is Sarah and I’m a junior studying Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Global Health and Health Policy.” This is a typical Harvard introduction, and one that I use almost on a daily basis as I meet new people in classes, Continue reading about Digging up Harvard's Past
Harvard students work hard, so it’s important to take some time to relax. One of the best ways to do this? Study breaks! These are small events put on either in the dorms or by various groups on campus. Continue reading about Study Breaks!
Looking back to September of my freshman year, it’s hard to believe that an entire year has passed by. Time really does fly while you’re having fun, and one of the things I have had a real blast with has been a cappella. Continue reading about An A Cappella Journey
Today marks the start of a long weekend, and do you know what long weekends are perfect for? No Ariel, you might say, please tell me what Harvard students do on their long weekends. Relax? Go to the beach? Continue reading about A Marathon of a Weekend
It’s almost a month into my senior year of college, and I’m starting to feel that weird conglomeration of emotions that only comes around when your life is about to drastically change – excitement, stress, nostalgia, inertia, confusion, Continue reading about To All the Seniors Out There
I came into college afraid of the future, nervous that I didn’t have it all figured out, and hopeful that I would find my niche. At a place that has so many opportunities sometimes it can get overwhelming, to say the least. Continue reading about Finding my Niche
One of my favorite ways to spend my time is exploring different museums. Growing up, I loved going on vacation to places such as Washington D.C. because there was always a museum I had not yet been to. Continue reading about Things to Do: Museums
Faith has always been a key part of my life and identity. Growing up my home church was my familia, the Bible was the greatest love story I had ever heard, and I saw God as my best friend. Continue reading about My Faith in Harvard
Harvard students will typically say they’re headed into the Square, and everyone will understand that they’re referring to our home, Harvard Square. But the Cambridge/Boston area actually has over thirty squares and plazas! Continue reading about The (Other) Squares
Before I stepped foot on this campus, I attended two high schools: one that was composed of almost one hundred percent of African Americans, and another with only ten percent of the population occupied by black students.
Transitioning to college is hard, at least at times, for everyone. One of the things I struggled with was being so far away from home. Even if you do happen to live closer to campus, you’re still not living at home on a daily basis. Continue reading about Tips for Keeping in Touch
I have always been used to my mom’s cooking at home: ceviche, carne frita, tostones… every day. I grew up immersed in my Ecuadorian culture where we spoke Spanish, and listened to cumbias, merengue, bachata, etc. Continue reading about Exploring Latinidad
A wise person once said, “The best things in life are free.” This is especially true in college, when the word “budget” suddenly becomes a very important word in your vocabulary. Continue reading about Free Stuff