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Articles by Rachel Strodel

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Herald Volume LXII Issue 1

On Jun. 13, Corey Menafee, a Yale dining hall worker, used a broomstick to shatter a stained glass window in Calhoun College depicting slaves picking cotton. Twenty-seven shards of...

Sanctuary city

A burdened sigh crackles through the phone. “I left because it was really, really bad,” Lidia tells me in Spanish. “It’s still really difficult for me to talk about....

Building better Houses

“Welcome to La Casa. Dynamic Community. Deteriorating Spaces,” reads a poster that features a photograph of the dilapidated couch and crumbling brick wall in La Casa Cultural’s basement. “We’re overflowing,”...

Anchor’s away

At 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, the manager of the Anchor Bar Restaurant screamed that she was shutting it down—for good. A hurried last call ensued. Angry employees snatched...

Room for growth

Bluepoint Wellness is tucked behind Planet Fitness in downtown Branford. At the front door, a secretary’s voice greeted me over the intercom as she buzzed me into a small...

Melting pot boils over

It’s 7:03 p.m. on Monday, Sept.15. Anti-Islam activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s talk has already begun, and still masses of people stand in a line that snakes out of the...

A Trip to Italy

At first, I wasn’t sure if The Trip to Italy amounted to more than snapshots of the Italian countryside, mouthwatering plates of pasta, and two Brits’ best impressions of Al Pacino...