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The Adventures of Priscilla

In 1994, Australian cinema made waves on the international stage with the dramatic comedy, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – a feel-good tale about two drag queens and a transgender woman on a journey through the Australian outback. The film made a splash in the cinematic world, in the global LGBT community,…


Kwama Sutra

Like a cold call in FIN1 at 8:40 a.m., the biggest dance of the year is ready to slap you in the face. Be prepared HBS-Holidazzle has arrived. The last time we chatted, I alluded my next piece would be about dating at HBS. Foresight be damned, I didn’t realize the unique opportunity that presented…


HBS Rugby Get First Tour Victory in Canada Against McGill

Harvard made the long journey up to Montreal to play their annual fixture against the McGill University MBAs last weekend. Having narrowly lost to McGill in the previous year, Harvard was keen to make amends this time around. The situation was complicated by the conflict between the infamous Priscilla Ball on Friday and the 2:00PM…


Priscilla Ball Frenzy

As the traditional dress-up party of the year is approaching, students are talking about the tickets, preparation and costumes. Although Priscilla Ball takes up quite some time, one thing is certain, it does bring a lot of excitement to campus. This article shares perspectives on the preparation for the Priscilla Ball. “It’s five minutes to…


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,…


Walden Pond: Getting Back to Nature

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. -Henry David Thoreau, Walden A mere twenty minute drive from campus…


Don't Ask, Don't Tell

So I’m a sour-puss for not attending this year’s Priscilla Ball. After all, what’s the marginal utility of one more drag show in addition to the dozens I’ve already seen? I was fascinated, though, when I saw the photos emailed to me showing my male classmates under pounds of mascara, posing in tartly fishnet stockings…


Head of the Charles

The HBS Men’s Crew competed in the Head of the Charles on Saturday October 19, placing a respectable 21st (out of 64 teams) in the Club Four event, with a time of 18:01. From stern to bow, the rowers were Josh Slocum (NG), Phil Kerr (OB), Brian Bechard (OI), and Jeff Galvin (OJ). Coxswain Julie…


Rugby Takes on Wolfhounds in League Play

Hindrances came up early and often for the men of HBS Rugby in preparation for the final road game of the season, against the Wolfhounds at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton, MA. With mere hours to spare before the match, Derek “What’s my name again?” Mendez (OD) was still in need of a Priscilla…


The EC: Existential Confusion or Easy Coasting?

I thought the EC was supposed to be stress-free. I thought it would be a walk in the park after the trials and tribulations of last year. I was prepared for an interesting, exciting and (okay, I’ll admit it) easy year. No, no, no. That’s not at all how it’s turning out. I forgot to…


A Hails the Queen

It has been 5 weeks since that momentous day in Burden Auditorium, when all 900 members of the Class of 2003 sat impatiently through slide after slide… after slide…after slide… waiting to see what one fate-determining letter would appear next to his or her name. 82 of those people lucked out. For they are now…


Frogs Off to a Hopping Start

The prevailing sentiment in the aftermath of Priscilla Ball (or some might say of the weekend in general!) is, “The less said the better!” With his sultry, long hair, luscious red lips and revealing bikini top, Sachin Palod was belle of the ball and voted this year’s Runner Up Queen. Congratulations! The blushing belle reports…


NH: Section Singles

So, the buzz around NH these days has been the single people and “Section Love,” and this mysterious AuntieGoldie. Let me preface this by saying that New H is a generally good-looking class-New H men were by far the best looking women at Priscilla Ball last weekend! I, too, was curious and sent out an…

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