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Area Friend Remembers that You, Too, Have Finals

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In what has been heralded as exemplary maintenance of an interpersonal relationship, area friend Veronica S. Ware '19 recently realized that you, her best friend and roommate, are also experiencing exams period right now.
 
This moment, in which Ware dipped her toe into the realms of “compassion” and “empathy," arrived after you walked into the room at 2:34 a.m. with your backpack on a Saturday night. Ware asked what you had been up to, and you replied, "Working."
 

McKinsey-Bound Senior Sells Soul in Senior Sale

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CAMBRIDGE, MA — On Tuesday, Katherine E. Paisley ’18, who will be working for McKinsey & Company after graduation, announced over the Eliot House email list that she is selling her soul as part of her senior sale.

Paisley detailed the condition of the soul in a handy, 18-page PDF that she attached to the email: “Originally a small, shrank in the consulting recruitment process, now fits like an XXS. Gently used. Useful for some Ethical Reasoning courses.”

She added, "$7 OBO." No juniors have responded yet, as most would need to get rid of it come fall.

Inspirational: Student Gets Through Entire Reading Period Without Reading

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CAMBRIDGE, MA — Area hero Alex E. Wilkins '20 has accomplished a remarkable feat: The Government concentrator managed to get through all of reading week without reading a single thing.

“There were a few times I came close to reading words,” said Wilkins, a legend in our midst. “On Wednesday, I absentmindedly picked up my Ec textbook. But my body reacted to the touch of an academic resource by immediately puking, alerting me to my mistake. It took me a good four episodes of The Office to calm down."

Proctor Shocked After Nobody Attends Cocaine-Themed Study Break

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CANADAY BASEMENT — In a disheartening setback for student life at Harvard College, Canaday G proctor Noah R. Wellings confirmed that zero freshmen showed up to his Wednesday night study break, despite the fact that it was based entirely around recreational cocaine use.
 

You Go, Girl! Economics Department Proud of Its Generous Curves

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On a grade-obsessed campus, Harvard's Economics department is taking a bold stance: The department announced today that it is proud of all of the generous curves its courses provide. You go, girl!
 
"It's a sad fact that most media just don't talk positively about classes with big curves," said a department spokesperson. "I can't remember the last time I saw a Q guide review that empowered classes just happen to be a little more inflated."
 

Andrew Berry Announces Clothing Line of Just Navy Polos and Grey Sweaters

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CAMBRIDGE, MA—Dr. Andrew Berry, Harvard Lecturer in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and style legend, has announced the launch of his new clothing line, "The Natural Selection," which consists of literally only navy blue polo shirts and grey v-neck sweaters.
 

Area Student Pretty Much Done with Paper After Thinking of Punny Title

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CAMBRIDGE, MA — Area student Mark K. Anderson '20—who has yet to start the necessary readings for his U.S. in the World paper due tomorrow—feels pretty much done with the assignment now that he has compiled a thick list of puns for the title. All that remains is the final 11-and-a-half pages.

“My TF will be so entertained by these punderful topics that she won’t even ask how I spent the three weeks I was supposed to be drafting and redrafting this paper,” Anderson asserted.

Report: That Shit You Took in the Woods During FOP Is Still Decomposing

THE WOODS — Reports surfaced on Thursday that the shit you took in the woods during your FOP trip over three-and-a-half years ago is still decomposing.

While you moved on with your life—as you went through four Housing Days, one thesis, 32 classes, three summer internships, and eight winter and spring breaks—that pile of shit has just been sitting there under the tree you defecated behind one hot August day.

Harvard Reacts: Grad Student Unionization

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"You rapscallions have bested me this time, but hear this: when your good old union fails, you'll come crawling back to my arms, and I'll remember where your loyalties lay."
– Alan M. Garber, Provost of Harvard University
 
"Sure."
– Garrett Young, voted for unionization
 

Email Will Skirt Around Actual Issue, Indicates Vague Subject Line

Email subject line reads "Incident on Friday"
AN INBOX — The vague subject line of an email sent by a campus administrator indicates that the message will dodge the actual issue at hand—in this case, police brutality against a black undergraduate.
 
"Oh boy, this is going to be a thorough hand-wringing," thought Ryan C. Dennison '20 as he opened a message from President Faust with the subject line "Incident on Friday." Dennison added, "No one in charge is going to take responsibility for anything at all, are they?" as he scrolled through the missive.
 

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