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A Prairie Home Without a Companion

The life of Stacey M. Kidder, ’15, is a tragic one. Everywhere she goes she is bombarded with questions – “What is your name? Where are you from?” – but one query hounds her incessantly from her most innocuous calculus class to her most scalding nightmare – “You’re from Minnesota? Where’s your Minnesotan accent?” Such an insensitive and dehumanizing question is positively repetitive. Though Stacey is tactful in her response, “Haha, I don’t know. I can imitate one pretty well, though, don’tchyaknow,” feelings of apathy and indifference simmer beneath her unperturbed demeanor.

Harvard University Dining Services to Implement “Foodless Fridays”

CAMBRIDGE, MA—Hot on the heels of its successful introduction of “less-meat Mondays,” Harvard University Dining Services announced yesterday that it will no longer serve food on Fridays.

“After realizing that we could easily remove meat, the most expensive component of our meals, we began to explore additional avenues of cost-cutting,” said HUDS spokesperson Crista Martin. “That led us to the idea of Foodless Fridays. By simply not providing food one day a week, we can cut one-seventh of our annual operating costs.”


Marijuana Club asks Members to “Throwdown”

The Green Ganja Group, Harvard’s premier stoner club, is taking comps to a new level by requiring prospective members to throw down at least one ounce in order to join. GGG realizes that this requirement might prevent some students from joining, but they hold there are many other opportunities for students to get involved, on and off campus.

Harvard Girls Enjoy Dating Comp

 Senior Jessica Morrissey of Kirkland House has many shining extracurriculars on her resume. She’s an editor of the Crimson and volunteers every weekend in Boston public schools. Still though, she says this year she plans to extend her activities into a new dimension--dating life.

“I think employers really want to see that you’re well rounded. That’s the real reason I’m planning to join a relationship this year. They want to know if you can show affection and possibly sexual desire for another human,” said Morrissey.

Harvard Basketball “Totally Fucked,” Says Coach

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The recent withdrawal of basketball co-captain and last season’s lead scorer Kyle Casey and the expected departure of co-captain Brandyn Curry have left many wondering about the future of the Harvard men’s basketball team. 

“Yeah, we’re totally fucked,” said coach Tommy Amaker. “I’m basically starting a bunch of gawky nerds and hoping for the best.”

Occupy Lamont Protests End, Thousands Dead

CAMBRYDGE, MA -- Harvard Yard was riddled with trenches on Wednesday as the grieving Harvard community banded together to bury its dead after the Occupy Lamont protests degenerated into an apocalyptic bloodletting, which chroniclers and scribes are already referring to as “The Battle of Lamont.”

“This is a dark time for our University,” grunted President Drew Faust as she shoveled loose dirt into a mass grave. “This so-called Battle of Lamont has proved to be even bloodier than The Great Blocking Drama of ’95 and more difficult to clean up than Harvard’s 375th.”

Banana Ready to Get It On at HUDS Fruit Bar

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Several local fruits have expressed excitement about the fruit bar that reopened in Annenberg hall last Tuesday. A banana, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that he has plans to check it out with a bunch of his friends this coming weekend. “I’ll admit, I’m a little green about fruit culture, but my friends kept softening me up until I had to go.”

Hands Lost to Dyson Airblade

CAMBRIDGE, MA --  HUPD personnel are investigating the sudden removal of two hands belonging to sophomore Steven Quinn of Dunster House following an altercation with a Dyson Airblade last night. According to the authorities, Quinn, who had been attending class in the Science Center, entered the restroom in the building’s basement shortly after 6:00 pm. After using the facilities and washing his hands, he inserted them into the dryer, expecting to feel a moderate flow of warm air.

Harvard Community Garden Offers Summer Sharecropper Internship

Freshman Murdered After Telling Pretentious Gap Year Stories for the 826th Goddamn Time

Freshman David Humphreys has turned himself in to HUPD after confessing to the brutal murder of his roommate, Marcus Grey. Under interrogation Humphreys revealed that he had been pushed to insanity by Grey's constant repetition of the same five or six stories from his gap year in Spain.

"I just couldn't take it anymore.  I begged him not to retell the story about the magical sunrise he saw over the vineyards of Andalucia.  He just wouldn't listen."