The memories that shape us In the famous Pixar movie Inside Out, glowing colored orbs represent memories. If you haven’t seen the movie, let us paint a quick picture. First, imagine giant marbles swirling with colors that correspond with emotions – yellow for joy, blue for sadness, red for anger, and so on. Next, picture… Continue reading From the Editors’ Desk
Enjoy the break, you deserve it! Alexandra Bailey Smith, Editor-in-Chief It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone, but here we are! Congratulations to the RCs finishing up their first semester at HBS, and well done to the ECs staring down their last. We have a fun lineup of articles this month to… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk
Empathy is a powerful tool—use it. Alexandra Bailey Smith, Editor-in-Chief While reading through our impressive lineup of articles this month, I could not help but notice a common thread intertwined in each story—empathy is an underrated source of strength. Jashin Lin’s understanding of the struggles of her fellow international students gave her the idea to… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk
Welcome your new topic editors! Welcome to the incoming class of 2024 and the returning class of 2023! It has been such a joy to feel the excitement around campus as we all repopulate the lawn outside Spangler, get our new class schedules, meet our new section mates and to-be lifelong friends, or re-engage with… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk
As many of us are shivering through the infamous “second winter” of Boston, now is a great time to curl up and read our latest issue of the Harbus—though the one thing I do not suspect you will find in this paper is a desire to sit still and do nothing. To begin, there are… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk It is time to take the reins.
The Difference You Choose to Make We started putting together this issue under a bright, blue sky, with a beautiful temperature. As we wrap up, the skies have turned gray and the rain only stopped for the Head of the Charles. The mood on campus goes down with the weather and students experience midterm fatigue.… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk
New Beginnings Are my Favorite Time of the Year September is a hectic month. New classes, new classmates, new homes. September’s time is not counted in hours but in events. So time folds on itself as we run from one overlapping invite to the next. It was packed and so busy, yet we blinked and… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk
Welcome to HBS class of 2023! And welcome back home, class of 2022. A year has officially passed since the latter, which includes myself, arrived on campus, unsure of what a hybrid HBS experience would look like. We were also unsure of how long it would last. A new September brings new questions, but also… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: Meet Your New Topic Editors!
Three forces of good after a year in a pandemic: leadership, diversity and entrepreneurship. A year has passed since Harvard University announced the transition to remote learning due to the pandemic—a year of learning, resilience and surprises. “Each day I have been awed by how staff and faculty continue to come together to tackle every… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk
There are many ways to start 2021. We have decided to do so with hope. I have been staring at the screen for the past 15 minutes trying to figure out how to start this letter—not that I needed any more screen-time—to convey in a few words how happy and grateful I am to be… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk
I have procrastinated a lot before writing the Editor’s Note for this issue because it also happens to be my last one. I tried, albeit without much success, to find the perfect set of words to describe what an exceptionally rewarding experience it has been to be your Editor-in-Chief at the Harbus this past year.… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: A Farewell Letter
Choices and Chances That Will Determine Our Future I am writing this Editor’s note with the realization that the world might look very different by the time you read this month’s issue. The U.S. election results might be announced by then, and more countries and cities might be heading into pandemic lockdowns. The future indeed… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk
Meet Your New Topic Editors! I am constantly amazed by how fast our time at HBS goes by. This month marks my first anniversary with the Harbus and true to form, we are excited to welcome the new crop of Topic Editors who will add investigative, thought-provoking, and well-rounded stories to our pages in the… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk
Carpe Diem: Here Is Our Chance to Make the Most Out of the Year Like so many of you, I was not sure how the start of the Fall semester would look like. Would the hybrid model live up to its expectations? Would we find some much-needed sense of normalcy on campus and in the… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk
Congratulations to the Class of 2020 It’s that bittersweet month of the year, when we are caught between goodbyes and new beginnings. The RCs are wrapping up their first (roller coaster ride of a) year at HBS and hopefully planning to take a few weeks of break before their (virtual) internships over the summer. While… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk
To the Women Who Aim for Progress Rather Than Perfection As we celebrate International Women’s Day this month, I’m once again struck by how lucky we are to be surrounded by such a high density of remarkable women around us—women who inspire us to push through and be better versions of ourselves. I’ve been lucky… Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk