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Guilty Treasure

My father immigrated to the states from Haiti in the 1980s, and from then on, he has remained a staple in the public service sector. Continue reading about Guilty Treasure

How I came to be in the class of 2020

The whole college process can be a rather stressful time. So when my high school graduation rolled around, I was ecstatic that the whole thing was finally over. Continue reading about How I came to be in the class of 2020

From Small Town to Big City

I grew up in a small, rural, farm-town, better known as West Branch, Michigan.  However, even for my fellow Michiganders, this probably doesn’t mean much. Continue reading about From Small Town to Big City

Kuum-munity at Harvard: My Home Away from Home

“Now this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-Air” Continue reading about Kuum-munity at Harvard: My Home Away from Home

Wacky Words of Wisdom

School’s out (hopefully), the sun’s blazing (for most of us), and summer seems to be taking shape (in some form or another). For those rising seniors freaking out about this fall’s college application season, fear not! Continue reading about Wacky Words of Wisdom

7 Reasons Why Harvard

The admissions process is over, and if you got accepted, congratulations! If you weren’t accepted, even Harvard makes mistakes. But to those who’re starting to look at where to go to college, here’s why Harvard’s a great choice. Continue reading about 7 Reasons Why Harvard

Wrapping Up Spring 2017—Top 3 Highlights

As the final few weeks of my junior spring begin to come to a close, I am drawn to reflect on some of the great experiences I’ve had throughout this semester. Continue reading about Wrapping Up Spring 2017—Top 3 Highlights

Happy Visitas!

As Visitas approaches this weekend, those of you who are coming must be super pumped to experience what Harvard is really like for the first time. Continue reading about Happy Visitas!


Way back in September (a whole semester ago!) I was a just but a wee freshman trying to find an organization that I wanted to be a part of. Continue reading about HN(F)UN

Quick Guide to the Hasty Pudding

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the oldest theatrical group in America, and it’s here at Harvard. I’m a member of the cast, so let me tell you a little bit about what the Pudding is putting on. Continue reading about Quick Guide to the Hasty Pudding

Jazzed about J-Term

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

The Holidays at Harvard

December brings a mixed bag of emotions for Harvard students. Continue reading about The Holidays at Harvard

Being Thank-FULL Away From Home

Thanksgiving is a time of family, football, and most importantly FOOD! Continue reading about Being Thank-FULL Away From Home

Finding the Meaning of Life of China

You know us Harvard students - always oozing with liberal arts education! Well, this summer I got to make use of my full year of liberal arts education in China! Continue reading about Finding the Meaning of Life of China

The Job Search, Harvard Edition

Senior year has been flying by and I can’t believe it’s already the middle of November. Time really does fly when you’re having fun (somehow I’ve found the same goes for when you’re studying for an exam as well). Continue reading about The Job Search, Harvard Edition

Feeling Fresh(man)

This past weekend was Freshman Family Weekend here at Harvard. And I’m going to be honest—I loved every second. Continue reading about Feeling Fresh(man)

What to Expect at Your College Interview

You’ve probably got a lot on your plate with school, senior year, and applying to colleges. But you shouldn’t stress about your college interview.  Continue reading about What to Expect at Your College Interview

5 Things to Look Forward to in Senior Fall

The Ballet Company Cast Party

Fall, again.

It’s my third year watching the leaves turn a golden, fiery red. My third year, mesmerized by the crisp air. While it’s fall, again, the magic always surprises me.  Continue reading about Fall, again.

Friends, Family, and Community

Whenever someone asks: “What’s your favorite part of [x]?” The response is more often than not: “Definitely the people!” Continue reading about Friends, Family, and Community

ASL Class at Harvard!

For the first time in over twenty years, American Sign Language is being offered as a course here at Harvard! Continue reading about ASL Class at Harvard!

An A Cappella Journey

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

Indigenous Peoples' Day: Celebrating the Diversity within the Diversity

The second Monday in October, students get a day off of class in observance of “Columbus Day”. This ‘holiday’ became federally recognized in 1937 and is said to celebrate the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. Continue reading about Indigenous Peoples' Day: Celebrating the Diversity within the Diversity

A Marathon of a Weekend

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

How I Chose My Concentration

If you told me in high school that I would major in English in college, I’d be like “Wow, I must become really boring.” But, English in college is fun and not boring! I swear! Continue reading about How I Chose My Concentration

Looking backwards, moving forwards

A lot of people say: “never look back, always keep moving forward”. Continue reading about Looking backwards, moving forwards

Who or What inspires you?

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take – Louis Aghanwa

If there is a D-hall, where’s the A-hall? – Ahilya Khadka

Stay Firsty- Ana Barros Continue reading about Who or What inspires you?


Halfway Done with College?! Continue reading about Reflection

The Academic Adjustment

I am a first gen student who was privileged to go to a prep school in Boston. My all-girls school was tough and challenging in all aspects but especially academically in high school. Continue reading about The Academic Adjustment

Looking Ahead: Goals for my Sophomore Year

After some time off and much needed reflection on my freshman year I have decided that I want to do some things differently. Continue reading about Looking Ahead: Goals for my Sophomore Year

My Biggest Academic Surprise

Spoiler Alert: Homework assignments cannot be done alone in one sitting! Continue reading about My Biggest Academic Surprise

Becoming Good at Failing

What? Fail? How can failing be good? Much less being good at failing? Surely, Leo, you must be wrong: Harvard and fail should not and must not exist in the same space?

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Ready for the REAL Real World?

When you turn 18 and go to college, you think, “wow, I’m a real adult now! Continue reading about Ready for the REAL Real World?

First-Gen Book Club (Part 2)

Still looking for books to add to your summer reading list? Check out part two of my first-gen book recommendations.

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Not Your [stereo]Typical Harvard Student

Let me start with this: You do not have to be perfect to apply to Harvard.

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