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Money with Mia

Those of you who know me know I love chocolate. White, dark, semi-sweet – it makes no difference to me. Chocolate is chocolate, and I don’t care what wrapper it comes in. I’m a sucker for Godiva as well as for Hershey’s. On a recent excursion to Harvard Square with my sister, I stopped by…

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Interviews: Dressing to Impress

Whether you like it or not, how professional you look will factor into your overall success during recruitment. You certainly don’t want to leave a negative impression based on your appearance and undermine your otherwise stellar interview performance. In this spirit, we’ve compiled some useful rules to help you make good choices. 10) Color For…

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The Best of Harvard Square Dining

You’ve landed at HBS, moved into your new digs and found your stomach rumbling while reading yet another case. Alas, the true metropolis of Boston feels far away. What is a gourmand to do? Fear not! Our quaint little Square can fill your belly cheaply and pretty deliciously if you know where to go. Here…

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HBS Rugby Defeats Rival Wharton

HBS Rugby defeated Wharton 12-3 in a home game on Saturday. HBS Rugby played its most coordinated and solid Rugby of the season against East Coast rival Wharton this weekend at home. A number of fans came out on a crisp fall day to cheer HBS on the pitch overlooking the river. The Wharton-HBS rugby…

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From Mauritius to Harvard

For those who don’t know, Mauritius is a faint dot in the Indian Ocean off Madagascar. Our marketing strategy is “we are out of this world.” And yes, paradise it is. ‘Life is journey, not a destination.’ As I ponder on this wonderful Chinese proverb (I add the Chinese proverb to give more weight to…

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What's What

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 RC-focused…

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Harvard Square Restaurant Guide

You’ve landed at HBS, moved into your new digs and found your stomach rumbling while reading yet another case. Alas, the true metropolis of Boston feels far away. What is a gourmand to do? Fear not! Our quaint little Square can fill your belly cheaply and pretty deliciously if you know where to go. Here…

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Cambridge One

Cambridge One, a funky pizza place you probably didn’t even realize existed, is tucked away on Church Street in Harvard Square. The building was once the home of the Cambridge fire department but is now the place to come for delicious and unique flame grilled pizzas. This isn’t your typical cheese and pepperoni – we’re…

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HBS Hangouts-Tealuxe

TealuxeDetails:0 Brattle Street (at Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square)617-441-0077 After water, tea is the second most-consumed beverage in the world. Aside from its antioxidant health benefits and reduced caffeine levels, a hot cup of tea is just downright comforting during the cold winter. Luckily for us, one of the best tea bars in Boston is…

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Southern Barbecue Delights at Redbones

In Davis Square, the one block radius surrounding Redbones is permeated with the enticing aroma of barbeque. The well-loved restaurant, which opened in 1987, serves a steady stream of diners seeking humble Southern food. The Redbones menu contains the Southern specialties one might expect – pulled pork, BBQ beef, ribs, and cornbread. Redbones is known…

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Boston Nightlife

You glance at your cell phone – sorry, Blackberry – darn it! it’s only been two minutes since last you checked. You’re impatient, but unsure of why. It’s not like you have another place to go even if you could muster up a believable excuse to ditch section drinks early. It’s Boston, and, based on…

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SEC Sponsored Music Concert Promises More Than Entertainment

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Benefit Concert is not just about great music, but also about reaching out to our community. What do you get when you combine incredible talent, initiative and the urge to contribute to the larger community in every way possible? A benefit concert organized by enterprising HBS students who will be…

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Restaurant Review – La Casa De Pedro

La Casa De Pedro serves Venezuelan food in a great atmosphere. The restaurant recently moved from Watertown Square to 343 Arsenal Street (just down the street from HBS), because increased demand caused a need for more room. Its authentic menu makes this increase in demand understandable. Saturday night my husband and I went out on…

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50 Things I learnt during Hell Week

1. The fact that only 30-50% of people get a job during hell week is a great excuse to spend it on a beach in Miami.2. Flights to Miami get very expensive if you don’t get around to booking until the last minute.3. You can’t cancel interviews that you randomly signed up to on the…

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The Shopper's Guide to Getting Around

From Polos and pearls to sport coats and sweats, HBS can be a higher education catwalk when the lunch hour rolls around. The Boston area offers a wide variety of shops to pick up fall’s latest looks. Whether high-end designer duds are your style, or the best bargain for your buck is better for your…

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Restaurant Review – Cocktails

Right in Harvard Square, the Charles Hotel becomes a home away from home for many HBS students during recruiting season. If you are one of those people who shudders at the thought of voluntarily setting foot into this company presentation mecca, I wouldn’t blame you. However, with its entrance tucked away in a corner of…

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Tealuxe: A Cup of Comfort

After water, tea is the second most-consumed beverage in the world. Aside from its antioxidant health benefits and reduced caffeine levels, a hot cup of tea is just downright comforting during the cold winter. Luckily for us, one of the best tea bars in Boston is located minutes from the HBS campus. Tealuxe is a…

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Echoes of HBS Ethos

A new day dawns….The alarm clock warnsLoud enough to wake the deadOf the day’s joys (or pains?) ahead Activities of the night ‘fore so shadowyThrough foggy mists all swirlyHints of pleasures unspokenAnd cocktails numerous taken Brief stopover to Shad on the wayTis necessary to jumpstart the dayOur true destination the learning teamAnd brilliant cutting-edge ideas…

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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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Upstairs on the Square

You don’t have to travel very far to experience good quality food near the Business School. Just a short walk to Harvard Square, you will stumble upon a small alley of restaurants called Winthrop Street, home to “Upstairs on the Square”. The main dining room, the Soiree Room, is suggestive of 1940s extravagance, with fireplaces…

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Escape to New York

“How was I assigned this particular section?” “If a cranberry bounces while TOM students are occupied with Shad exercises, is it really bouncing?” “Why must HBS blondes (especially the fake ones) do everything in packs of five?” Instead of wasting your time on these and other pointless RC-year ruminations, you should be sweating only one…

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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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Welcome Back

It sure is great to be back. I didn’t even leave Boston this summer, yet I felt as if I spent the last three months in an entirely different place than the one in which I lived for the past year. First of all, the return to the working world, albeit brief, was a poignant…

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Welcome to HBS

To the Class of 2005: Congratulations and welcome to the Harvard Business School! I am sure your head is spinning as you try to settle into a new home, a new school, a new city and for some of you, a new country. Never worry, it will finally stop spinning somewhere close to the end…

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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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Fasten your Seatbelt: Casa Mexico…

Just before Spring Break a group of us went to celebrate the birthday of our favorite Indian-Canadian-Microsoftie, Ritcha Gupta (NG). Ritcha’s craving for Mexican led to our selection of Casa Mexico in Harvard Square. Although I am not a huge fan of Mexican food, I am always open to try new places and I figured…

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Rugby Closes Year With Awards Banquet

HBS Rugby celebrated the end of another successful season with their traditional team banquet. This year’s event was graciously sponsored by the Rock Bottom restaurant in Harvard Square, and featured a fine three-course meal along with a fine selection of adult beverages. Players who had completed their first fall season with the team were presented…

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