Kate S. Griem
The Magic Pill Club
The phenomenon of using psychiatric drugs remains largely unscrutinized, so we set out to document and better understand this aspect of living with mental illness. The perseverance of students and spirit of psychiatrists — often forced to confront the blank face of uncertainty — wove together into a tapestry of resilience, one at once tattered and perfect, inspiring and incomplete.
FMoments of Love 2023
This Valentine’s Day, we asked our writers and editors to write about something or someone they love — the lighthearted, the heartbreaking, the bittersweet, and everything in between. Here are their stories.
‘We are Witches. We’re Not a Club’: The Inside Scoop on Adams’s Resident Witches
We asked the Witches how one could join them. Is there an election? A comp process? Can we be punched? To which the Witches replied, “We are Witches. We’re not a club, we’re not an organization, we’re not a secret society. We’re not a final club, and you can’t comp us.”
Rewriting Our Harvard Admissions Essays
In this series of introspections, six Crimson editors revisit the essays that got them into Harvard.
Revelations in Rebuilding
What I’d intended as an outpouring of vulnerability, she’d seen as an ability to overcome adversity.
With Roe in Peril, Revisiting the History of Abortion Activism at Harvard
In comparison to historical waves of activism at Harvard, today’s campus culture surrounding abortion-related issues is relatively quiet — leaving a vacuum all the more striking in the face of looming national threats to abortion access.
On Finstas and Fractured Selves
My New Year’s resolution was to try my best to stop taking everything so damn seriously: do more, think less, lower the stakes. I wanted to do whatever possible to get out of my own head — to reconnect with the humor and voice I felt like I had lost, to move through and inside of my life instead of adjacent to it.
A Negotiation with Reality
Given the devastating, mind-twisting time we’re coming out of, doesn’t derealizing almost make more sense?
The Battle Against Masking Comes to Cambridge Schools
Several suits filed by Children's Health Rights of Massachusetts challenge mask mandates instituted in school districts across the state — at a time when debates over mask mandates in schools have engulfed the nation, ranging from parent petitions to physical protests and arrests at school board meetings.