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Articles by Meghana Mysore

Saturday night woodies

The Berkeley wood shop seems like another world, hidden away. Blocks and slabs of wood, half-made stools and tables, and an assortment of power tools frame the small, enclosed...

Apparitions

in this dream i rise from my seat and become a professor, standing   at the front of the lecture hall. i’m not speaking but looking   out at...

Morning after mourning

In the past couple of weeks, we have received three emails about students passing away. We have also received a few emails about the aftermath of the election. Together,...

Chewing on loneliness

When I came to Yale, one of the first things I noticed was how much time people spend eating and planning meals. Throughout Camp Yale, my suitemates and I...

Rockets

I suck air into my gut and hold my breath. It is winter break. My family is about to watch October Sky. I am seven, and my sister is...

Variations on home

Mantralayam, India, 2012 These streets—lined with cows and crushed flower garlands—lead to places I don’t know and will never know. My parents walked here and felt the concrete below...

Building on Broadway

In early 2015, Provost Ben Polak informed the university community via email of yet another reconfiguration of Yale’s New Haven: the construction of a new housing complex for graduate...

Watermelons

I swallowed a seed and now it rises, but I am broken, so it cannot live.   As a child, I ravaged watermelons mercilessly, ate them quick like candy....