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Random Rants

Welcome, dear readers. This is the first of what I hope will be a semi-regular column, given that most weeks I can usually find things that have irritated me enough to want to share them with HBS as a whole. For this inaugural edition, I begin with the theme of travel. Logan AirportWhy is there…

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Alex Godden is Away

Due to the idiosyncrasies of the EC calendar, Alex Godden is not available to write for this issue of the Harbus. Rest assured that she shall return in the next issue, refreshed and rested after a week in her hometown of London, England where she is moonlighting as an undercover reporter investigating last weeks startling…

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In Praise of Chivalry

chivalry noun1. qualities of ideal knight: the combination of qualities expected of the ideal medieval knight, especially courage, honor, loyalty, and consideration for others, especially women2. chivalrous behavior: considerate and courteous behavior, especially shown by a man toward women Chivalry occasionally gets a bad press, both from women arguing from a feminist viewpoint and from…

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Movie Review – Children of Men

The year is 2027. It’s been 18 years since a woman has given birth. The fears of a controlling government, terrorism and human extinction are magnified and paralyzing society. Forgoing the flying cars and silver jump suits, the futuristic thriller “Children of Men” portrays an eerie, realistic depiction of how society could evolve if it…

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Priscilla Ball: Prominent Sociologist, Aussie Bloke Chime in on the Origins of Cross-Dressing

With the Priscilla Ball just around the corner, many male students have been asking their amused female classmates about women’s clothes. For example, “What is the acceptable length of a short skirt?” And, “How does one match shoes with a dress?” But the far harder questions are: “Why does the Australian party involve cross-dressing?” And,…

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The History of Valentine's Day

Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday? The history of Valentine’s Day – and its patron saint – is shrouded in mystery. But we do know that February…

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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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The Year Ahead in Harbus Sports

The Short AnswerIn short, we love sport. Playing it, watching it, talking about it, dreaming about it. So, as the Sports Editors in 2004, we promise you an absolute orgy of HBS, American and International sports writing and photography for the next 30 editions or so. Enjoy! Some Details- Who We AreJamil Khan hails from…

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Head of the Charles Part II

Last weekend the Head of the Charles took place. You probably knew that already though; it was certainly hard to miss the over enthusiastic parents and mass of fluorescent tops that went wandering down Memorial. But for those ostriches amongst us, they were rowers and a very big gathering took place. As a stranger in…

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HBS Finishes Strong at MBA Rugby World Championships

Each year HBS Rugby trains for a full season of league play and two international tours. While victories and team-building throughout these matches are important, the real goal of these countless hours of rigorous practice and hard, fast rugby is quite simple: WIN DUKE. Held every April, the MBA Rugby World Championships are hosted by…

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Cricket:

As my well-tanned fellow classmates were making their way back last Sunday from Costa Rica, I spent the hours of 2.30-9.30am in front of a TV at MIT. Why, you might ask? Insomnia? Jet-lag? No, the more accurate reason would be mass hysteria. You may know (or you may not) that the ICC Cricket World…

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Les Barbarians d'HBS, Conquerants de Paris

On a cold Parisian afternoon in early March, HBS ruggers of past and present reunited to take on the formidable French squad from Ecole Polytechnique. The match resoundingly marked the inauguration of the first annual “Ex-athletes” Barbarian tour. The origin of a Barbarian tour can be traced back to 1890, when W.P. Carpmael of Bradford,…

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A Life Too Good

Ten years ago, when the Dean shook me by the hand and enquired about my plans post-graduation, it was with a certain degree of embarrassment that I admitted I still had no idea what I wanted to do. Two years of soul searching, career vision workshops and talking to every alumnus on the planet had…

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Ken Wiwa: In the Shadow of a Saint

Ken Wiwa, the son of slain Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, recently spoke to a group of students and journalists at the Kennedy School of Government. Wiwa was twenty-six years old when his father, the outspoken advocate for the economic and environmental rights of the Ogoni people in Nigeria, was executed by hanging on November 10,…

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Corporate Whore: The Band

A couple years ago, Amanda Krantz stepped back and looked at where she wanted to go in life. By day she was an engineer for the US Air Force teaching at the Air Force Academy, and by night she was playing drums in a local Denver band, and she loved performing. She concluded that she…

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