Interested in writing an opinion column for The Harvard Crimson?

Applications are now open for the spring semester and are due January 15th at 5pm.

What it entails:

– 6-7 installments throughout the semester.

– Each piece is 650-800 words.

– The column centers on an argumentative, Harvard-related unifying theme. These themes can be fairly broad, so long as they offer a fresh perspective.

See here for an example of an opinion column.

Why you should do it:

– At a moment when Harvard is in the limelight, you have the opportunity to shape national discourse.

– Gives you an opportunity to share your takes with your fellow students, the wider Harvard community, and many readers beyond. Our columns receive thousands of views.

– Allows you to dive deeply into a complex, timely topic that you are passionate about.


Again, the application is due January 15th at 5pm. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

All the best,


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