Posted by Kathleen French on December 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm
Made by yours truly.
Posted by Kathleen French on December 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm
Made by yours truly.
Posted by Lauren Feldman on December 5, 2011 at 9:19 am
Self-promotion at Harvard seems to have reached new heights. Recently, our fellow students have decided to show off their Crimson fever through, uh, bodily exhibition? Please, do be wary of clicking on any of the links in this article, because this stuff is seriously NSFW.
In the past two days, this website and this one have been created, to give Harvard girls the chance to show off their lady bits in support of fair Crimson. These websites seem to be inspired by a page launched two months ago, where men get to show off their goods – hard only, of course.
Presumably to keep things less gender-segregated, this tumblr was created yesterday. Note the clever slogan that the admin posted at the bottom of the page.
Frankly, I’m intrigued by the motivation behind all of this. Are we all that starved for sexual attention that posting X-rated pics to an anonymous tumblr is the only way to get it? Has reading period driven us all mad already? Or are we, as stereotypical Harvard students, just aching to show the rest of the world how perfectly perky our boobs are, and to hell with it?
The Voice jury is out on this one, but at least maybe for some of you, these websites have brightened the darkness of reading period just a wee bit.
Posted by Lauren Feldman on December 4, 2011 at 9:18 pm
As reading period drags on and finals loom, the view on our end is looking pretty bleak. In these troubling times, it’s important to take comfort in the fact that there are those unfortunate souls who are worse-off than we are! In this case, the individuals are some of our fellow college students from around the country, who attend schools that have been rated by the Princeton Review as the twenty colleges with the least happy students.
To make your days a little bit brighter, The Voice happily offers you the complete list of the even-more-downtrodden, in order of increasing suckitude.
20. University of New Orleans
19. Whittier College
18. University of South Dakota
17. University of Maine
16. University of California-Riverside
15. United States Air Force Academy
14. Tuskegee University
13. Fisk University
12. Alfred University
Posted by April Sperry on December 21, 2010 at 2:22 am
It’s here, it’s here, it’s really here! The snow we’ve been awaiting for so long has arrived, and it’s white and sparkly and pretty. There are still a few of us on campus and whether you’re studying into the morn for that last-day-possible exam or just hanging around for a few days after you’re done for the semester, take a second and step outside.
Wrap a scarf around your neck, yank on a hat, and zip up your coat. It’s a thin coating of white, but it’s there and it’s beautiful. It doesn’t matter if you’re going home to Boston, or someplace more tropical, or even someplace with real snowstorms. If you’re here right now, look out your window — it’s like a Currier and Ives greeting card out there.
Take a study break. Make a snow angel. Have a snowball fight. Make a snowman. Whoop and holler and run around like you did when you were five and the first snowfall of the season meant Mom would make cookies and hot cocoa. In the rush to leave campus and get home for the holidays, don’t forget about how beautiful Harvard is when it’s all dressed up in white.
Boston winters are long and cold. Appreciate the precipitation when it falls.
Posted by The Voice Staff on December 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm
Stop. Just Stop.
Posted by April Sperry on December 12, 2010 at 3:33 pm
All right Harvard, it’s time for the most celebrated tradition of the year: Primal Scream. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Mother Nature is going to cooperate for our sacred tradition.
There will be rain and wind. Lots of it. So much that there’s a wind advisory in effect for Cambridge until late tonight. There’s a good chance that by this point, you’re lacking sleep and haven’t really gotten around to eating three square meals a day. Don’t trash your immune system completely. No one likes the sick kid with the sniffles when everyone else is trying to concentrate on a three hour final. Don’t be that kid.
This is Harvard and we’re hardcore. We plod through rain and snow and ice to get to lecture, section, and lab. Surely we won’t let the inclement weather prevent us from gettin’ nekkid and running the gauntlet. Keeping the forecast in mind, here are some suggestions for the night so that runners and spectators alike can get their crazy on, despite the foul weather.
Posted by April Sperry on December 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm
10:30am – Well, I had every intention of getting up at 9:30. Fail. And now the dining halls don’t open for another hour and a half. Okay, this late wake up is only a blip in my day. I’m going to be SO productive today. I’m going to rip through lecture slides like a champ and maybe even take notes on them. I’m going to do practice tests and review questions. It’s going down.
11:50am – Have made my way through ONE lecture powerpoint in the last hour and a half. The original lecture was only an hour. Must.Stop.Checking.Facebook.
12:10pm – Lunch time. I can’t be expected to study on an empty stomach.
2pm – Now that I’m back from lunch…and CVS…it’s time to get down to business. FOR REAL. Lights are on, pencils are sharpened, notebooks are open, all systems are a go.
Let’s get down to business (to defeat the huns!).
3pm – Woah. That was a full hour of productivity. Time for a reward. It will take me 5 minutes and 5 minutes only to check my emails and facebook. Five.Minutes.
4:00pm – Well, that was certainly longer than 5 minutes. Back to work.
4:30pm – Need food. At this point, I’m too lazy to shlep to the dining hall, never mind anyplace else in the square. It’s certainly convenient that I have a bag of peanuts sitting in my room. And I absolutely cannot write with a pen, type on a computer, or flip through a notebook while I’m shelling them. I wouldn’t want to get peanut shell mess all over my work space. Then I would have to stop working to clean it. Nom nom.
5:15pm – Dear room above me, please please please turn off your stereo. The weekend before finals is not when I want to hear the bumpin’ bass of your sub-par party playlists. This is NOT THE TIME. I want 1. silence, or 2. the singing whales and crashing waves of my seascapes relaxation playlist. Kaythanks.
6:00pm – It’s dinner time and I want food, but the blockmates want to “study” until 6:30. *Sigh* I can be productive for the next half an hour, right? Right?
6:30pm – Productivity has died completely in the presence of captioned cat photos. Blast. Well, at least it’s dinner time. And meals should never be corrupted by schoolwork or stress. Food is sacred.
8:00pm – Okay; it’s go time. Like, really. Because exams are rapidly approaching and I am grossly under-prepared. Better check my email first though – wouldn’t want to miss vital messages.
8:30pm – I can’t focus in here. My desk is messy, the lights aren’t quite right, and the mini-fridge is humming like an excited bee hive. I’ll be so much more productive in the library.
9:00pm – Empty table. I’m organized. Ready to go. Studying in 3,2,1
11pm – Break time. Off to the Dhall for a cup of tea and a short break. Maybe I’ll even bring a book. I just won’t let anyone distract me. Seriously.
1pm – So it was a long break. Don’t judge me. At this point, my brain’s not going to process anything more that I try to cram into it. I had better go to bed early so that I can wake up with the sunrise tomorrow and really get crackin’.
For real though.