The Scoop


Why Was a Somerville First-Grader Accused of Sexual Assault?

In November 12, 2019, Flavia C. Peréa's six-year-old son was accused of sexual assault. The family has spent over a year trying to get his information out of state and municipal databases associating him with different forms of sexual assault. What, exactly, is going on?


The Final Months of a Covid-Plagued Senior Year

I expected the first part of her answer. The point of this article was to chronicle a senior blocking group’s spoiled final year at Harvard. But what I found in my reporting was slightly more complicated.


Justice for Flavia

Supporters of the Justice for Flavia organization gathered in protest.


The Return of the Woolly Mammoth

According to the team at Revive & Restore, a Bay Area nonprofit focused on the intersection between biotechnology and conservation, in partnership with Professor George M. Church of Harvard Medical School, a genetically-engineered woolly mammoth could be coming back soon to a tundra near you.


Horchata for All

Hoping to share with others the drink he so fondly associates with his childhood and Mexican culture, Fernando Urbina ’22 founded MixChata, a business that bottles and sells horchata.


'Preventable Tragedies'

Just after 8:00 a.m. on Feb. 24, a truck reversed into two utility workers at a construction site on High Street in downtown Boston, knocking them into a 20-foot-deep trench. Jordan Romero, 27, and Juan Carlos Figueroa Gutierrez, 33, were pronounced dead shortly thereafter.


A New Take on Debate

The purpose of Ethics Bowl is to examine the ethical facets of real-world cases without the emphasis on speed, one-upmanship, or dogmatism that characterizes traditional debate.


Toppings in the Square

The Toppings food delivery app allows users to get free food delivery by having a friend or family member grab the order on their way back from the restaurant they were already going to.


Food delivery app

A food delivery app.


Active Minds Opens New Chapter at Harvard

Alton and Wang brought a chapter of Active Minds to Harvard to address students' mental health concerns during the pandemic and to fill the role left behind by Harvard's temporarily unavailable peer health education groups.


A Town Divided

In the last few weeks, two petitions have been circulating through Weymouth: one to take down the high school’s Blue Lives Matter flags, and the other to keep them up.


Weymouth Blue Lives Matter Graphic

An illustration of the highly-contested Blue Lives Matter flag.


The Heart of Education

“Undoubtedly — I can't say this in stronger terms — this course would have met the highest level of Gen Ed committee evaluation,” he says. “There are other courses that were nowhere near this threshold of quality that you could cut for funding reasons. This is not the one to go.”


Row 34 Worker

A member of the kitchen staff stands at the counter of Row 34, one of two restaurants by award-winning Chef Jeremy Sewall; he opened the ghost restaurant La Ventana recently.


Aphrodite Project Graphic

The Aphrodite Project uses a Nobel Prize-winning algorithm to match dates.


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