Crimson staff writer

Katie E. Hennessey

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What is Cabot Café?

A look inside one of the Quad’s most loved amenities — Cabot Café. The perfect late night space to grab a drink or snack, catch up with friends, or grind out three psets and a paper during the witching hours of 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The river gods aren’t happy about this one. Just this once, the Quad has a win.

Why October is the Emotional Trough of the Year

Here is my attempt to explain why October seems to universally be the emotional trough of the Harvard year. It’s like the February of the fall semester, but worse. At least February is consistent — dark, gloomy, cold as fuck. October is less predictable, and therefore more scary. BOO, it’s the ghost of your healthy mental state past.

My 13-Inch Long Rat

13 inches. Yep, you heard that correctly! The last few weeks have been a series of unfortunate events for my roommates and I, all revolving around one 13-inch long menace of a rat.

Being the Main Character: Shuttle Edition

I’d like to dedicate this article to all my fellow Quad inhabitants, along with anyone who has a class in the SEAS building, and all those who generally are opposed to walking anywhere. You might be wondering, what common factor unites these groups? Well, there are two — being the main character and spending time on the shuttle.

Becoming a Plant Person

Sometimes I really don’t know how much longer I can continue to stare at the ~steaming~ dumpster (why does it do this??) outside of my window. Rather than buying another poster to hang in my Zoom backdrop to make myself look more edgy, I did myself a favor and invested in some beautiful, oxygen-producing plants!!

How To: A Spring Break During a Week of Class

It's officially April, and I'm still wondering how to survive without an *actual* spring break. If you're stuck in the same place, hopefully this article motivates you towards creating your own self care in the smallest ways, even if that means skipping out on that latest discussion post in your gen ed.

Five Things Shorter than My Gen Ed Readings

So you've finally got your schedule set, books purchased, and go-to Zoom background prepared — now all that's left is to actually do your assignments, right? Except somehow that "gem" of a Gen Ed has decided that you and your peers are in need of eight articles, six book chapters, and three novellas-worth of reading each week. At this point, pretty much anything is shorter than your dreaded assignments, so why not spend some time reading the Declaration of Independence or journeying to your nearest water source instead?

How to: Lose All the Friends You Just Made in College

If you’re a freshman like me who came to campus for a few short weeks, you’re probably now at home, far away from the friends that you just made. With mingled anxiety and uncertainty about blocking groups and plans for next semester, you’re probably wondering how you can stay in touch with your now long-distance friends. I might not be able to tell you exactly how to do that, but I can definitely tell you one thing that you should absolutely not do. Whatever you do, do NOT download the Psych! app, schedule a time to Zoom or FaceTime with your friends, and play “The Truth Comes Out.” Please. If you want to keep your friends, just don’t do it.