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What's What – The Insider Guide for RCs

RC Students,Orientation is over and you’re vaguely finding your way around campus. But the first week of classes isn’t exactly a cake walk. The Harbus staff knows from experience that Cambridge isn’t the easiest city for newcomers to navigate. So we want to help start your year off on a good note. In this special…

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MBA Cares Team Continues the HBS Tradition of Social Responsibility at the Walk for Hunger

The facts are disheartening and shocking. According to Project Bread’s 2005 Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts, “630,000 people (9.8 percent of the population) live below the poverty line.” Hunger has violent medical and emotional consequences. Although severe malnutrition is rare in America, approximately thirteen million households experience food insecurity. Paradoxically, there exists a link…

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Women's Golf Outing

On April 27, less than 24 hours before the Fin 2 final, RC women headed to the green along with ECs to practice the game of golf. The 2nd Annual WSA Women’s Golf Workshop, sponsored by the HBS Women’s Student Association, was held at Stow Acres Country Club in Stow, MA, about 25 miles outside…

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First-Annual HBS Classical Performance Draws Full Crowd

The Art Appreciation Society presented its first-ever HBS Classical Performance Show Thursday, April 6. Organized by AAS Chairs Vani Krishnamurthy (NB) and Mark Oshida (NB), the event took place at the HBS Chapel and drew a crowd of about 60 people. Audience members cheered on the five acts, which began with Oshida on violin, accompanied…

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The Graduate Green Living Program

Following last week’s green activities, students around campus may have noticed the presence of a green creature-none other than the Green Frog, a mascot for the Graduate Green Living Program! This month, the Green Frog is focused on conserving a resource important to its habitat and nature’s very own lifeblood: water. Many people don’t fully…

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Norman Rockwell: Painting America

Do not leave Cambridge without paying Norman Rockwell a visit. Rent a car, drive to the Berkshires and find your way to the place that takes you back through time to re-visit the art of America’s most famous illustrator: The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. Born and raised in New York City, Norman Rockwell…

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Grade Conflation

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Attending university in Britain, student politics meant snarling Marxists battling for all-vegan cafeterias and the right to collect unemployment benefits while studying. There would be a couple of wild-haired professors who tried to curry favor with the discontents, but on the whole rulings drifted down from on high carrying the strong odors…

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Partner Perspectives: Why am I here?

In my short time as a partner at HBS, I have experienced several changes of heart and mind. It hasn’t been easy adjusting to these changes, but I am reminded that they keep things interesting. Although there seems to be a new challenge around every corner, I feel that these experiences, good and bad, have…

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Interpreters Needed

Doreen Martel, District Governor2005 – 2006 District 33K, Massachusetts, USA129 Glen Meadow Road, Franklin MA 02038(H) 508-541-5353 (E) Doreen_Martel@yahoo.com November 3, 2005 To Whom It May Concern: I am writing today to ask for assistance from your students. As you may be aware Lions Clubs International Convention is going to be in Boston from June…

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Carmen: A Review

Love. Passion. Betrayal. Bull fights. No, this is not the latest reality show, but a theatrical interpretation of Georges Bizet’s opera, Carmen, at the American Repertoire Theater in Cambridge. Although lacking an orchestra, the two and a half hour performance about a Gypsy woman and the men she snares, was sensuous and surprisingly vibrant. And…

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The Best of Cambridge: The Votes Are In

The poll is completed, the results are in: Here are the ECs favorites when it comes to Cambridge bars, restaurants, and dancing. Also included in this poll are some helpful “tips” on dating – either in HBS or outside of the bubble. Some common themes beg me to comment on the results. So here we…

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Dive In: Forest Caf‚

Margarita Monday’s is the inspiration for this week’s “go-to” dive. As a Californian, my first meal in Cambridge was at Border Caf‚. And ever since that day, I have been in a desperate search for a Mexican restaurant. It has only taken me 4 weeks shy of the entire year to find one. The obvious…

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Restaurant Review: Campo de Fiori

With six weeks left in my first year, the hunt for the “go-to” dive is on. (the “go-to” dive is the spot where you know you can get a good, reasonably priced, hassle-free, meal on your way to wherever your evening takes you). With the help of the longest winter in my life, Spangler captured…

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The Local Burger Joint: Getting your Fix Around Cambridge

If you’re not sure how to commemorate Earth Day this week, think about sinking your teeth into a delicious mass of ground beef as a great way to thank Mother Nature for producing cattle. The area around Harvard is a good place to do this sort of thing, with the prevailing burger ethic one of…

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The Perfect Cup of Cocoa

There are few things worth going out of your way for in Boston during January. L.A. Burdick’s Chocolate Caf‚ is one of exceptions. Tucked away on the outskirts of Harvard Square, this chocolatier is one of Cambridge’s better kept secrets. With all due respect to the better-known Cambridge dessert destination founded by HBS grads, Burdick’s…

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CONCERT LISTINGS:

1.27 THE SECRET MACHINES WITH MOVING UNITS AND AUTOLUX Middle East Club, Cambridge WWW.TICKETMASTER.COM 1.28 Kristin Hersh, Ben Weaver The Paradise, Boston www.nextticketing.com 1.29 APOLLO SUNSHINE The Paradise, Boston WWW.NEXTTICKETING.COM 1.30 TOMMY STINSON Middle East Club, Cambridge WWW.TICKETMASTER.COM 2.3 THE ARCADE FIRE The Roxy, Boston WWW.TICKETMASTER.COM 2.5 The Hoffman External Fixator” Presents “Fickfest 2005” A…

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Tea Party for One

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as Afternoon Tea” -Henry James First introduced in China over 4000 years ago, the tea ceremony is a long-lived tradition that is cherished in many countries around the world. While some view tea as simply a medicinal beverage to…

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Cold Calls Away

With fall in full force, it is time to get out of Cambridge and enjoy the turning of the leaves. A great day trip in New England is just minutes away on the Mass Turnpike, in a small town called Bolton. New Section E went out to Nashoba Winery & Orchard this past Saturday to…

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The Five Best Lunches in Harvard Square

At this point in the year, you must be a little tired of the Spangler cafeteria, no matter how excited you once were about the new sushi bar. So for those looking for a change of pace, here are The Harbus’ top recommendations for quick, casual and delicious lunches in Harvard Square: 1. Darwin’sLocation: 148…

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On-Campus Interview Series: The Metrosexual

This week the Harbus interviews Steve Evans who hails from Bromley in SE London. For those of you who had trouble understanding such movie classics as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, this means he can understand the cockney rhyming slang prevalent in these films! After attending Gonville & Caius (pronounced ‘Keys’) College…

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Eleven Essentials: The Bars You Need to Know

River Gods 125 River Street, Central Square (617) 576-1881 Intimate and trendy, River Gods may be destroyed by it own success. But until the masses swamp this small Central Square Bar, its phenomenal hamburgers, generous cocktails, live DJs and fake torches make it one of the best bars in Cambridge. Charlie’s Kitchen10 Eliot Street, Harvard…

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House of Blues Cambridge Sings Its Final Tune

In 1992, Isaac Tigrett took a historical colonial house on Winthrop Street in Harvard Square, and turned it into the birthplace of a music legend. Tigrett imagined a home that would combine live music and southern-inspired cuisine in an environment celebrating the African American cultural contributions of blues music and folk art. To honor his…

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The Local Burger Joint

If you’re not sure how to commemorate Earth Day this week, think about sinking your teeth into a delicious mass of ground beef as a great way to thank Mother Nature for producing cattle. The area around Harvard is a good place to do this sort of thing, with the prevailing burger ethic one of…

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Eat: From pub grub to international delights

Price Guide$ – entrees $10 or less$$ – entrees $10 – 15$$$ – entrees $15 – 20$$$$ – entrees $20+ Porter Square/Near HLS Christopher’s ($$)1920 Mass. Ave., (617) 876-9180This is the type of pub food the average Cambridge hippie can appreciate – lots of organic ingredients, vegetarian options, and attention to fat content. Rarely greasy,…

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Museums of Boston and Cambridge

Museums around Harvard Harvard University Museums of Natural History, 617-495-3045 www.hmnh.harvard.edu26 Oxford St., Cambridge, T-Stop: HarvardHrs: daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (The Harvard Museum of Natural History is the public museum of Harvard University’s three natural history institutions, which includes: the Botanical Museum; the Museum of Comparative Zoology; and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum.) The Botanical…

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Admit (it all) Weekend

Remember this time last year? Some of you were about to travel to Harvard to hear, from the mouths of current students, about life at one of the most illustrious B-schools in the world. Well, that time of year is here again and now it is your turn to give some advice to those fresh-faced,…

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Fasten your seatbelts:

Has the frigid Boston weather locked you inside your dorms and kept you traveling through the tunnels to Spangler for every meal? Not to worry! Tiffani Lott (NJ) and I (Mousumi Shaw, NF) will be continuing our restaurant review series and will hopefully entice you to venture off campus. Last term we reported back from…

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The "Good" Black and the H-Bomb

As I write this article in celebration of Black History Month, it is difficult to share my thoughts about something that is at once personal, controversial, and political. In my fourth semester at HBS, I know that any one of these three topics makes for questionable conversation. I’m inspired, though, to challenge everyone to examine…

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Eleven Essentials:

Some are a bit out of the way, some right under your nose, but all of these bars are can’t-miss bets for Cambridge dwellers. River Gods 125 River Street, Central Square (617) 576-1881 Intimate and trendy, River Gods may be destroyed by it own success. But until the masses swamp this small Central Square Bar,…

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