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Sense of others, sense of self

According to Linda Honan, a longtime professor at YSN, this is a pretty common phenomenon: people do not see the same way. And while this has few implications on...

Ground breakers

The man had been sleeping in the bottom of the stairwell for years. From the top of the parking garage staircase, one could hardly make out what was curled...

Privates

I. KYLIZZLEMYNIZZL Paparazzi cameras flash madly from the screen of my phone. I am watching Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat story on the toilet. While I take a mid-morning leak, I...

Stories of the body

Dr. Sandra Sessoms, the thin, white-haired woman standing across from me, asks me to start from the beginning. Immediately, I hesitate. “I don’t really know what’s relevant.” “Why don’t...

Home in the making

At 1:30 a.m. on a warm night last May, Moutoni-Marie Ngaboyishema and her son Fabior Naurellio got off the Metro North at Union Station. The trip took more than...

Life with parole

When Governor Dannel Malloy first announced his Second Chance Initiative in December, Dan Jusino was skeptical. Malloy argued that by diverting ex-offenders into programs of “rapid attachment” to the...

From trash to treasure

It’s hard to see all the way inside the large barn at New Milford Farms. On this cloudy Monday, not much light made it in through the plastic roofing,...

The electoral high school

The first time I ever voted was in the last midterm election at the McGaw YMCA in Evanston, IL. I bounced into the silent carpeted room ready to check...

The bend point

The bend point is the place on a strand of hair that dictates where a hairdresser should cut. It is the furthest place at which a strand can be...

Drug developers

On Jan. 19, 2016, Alexion Pharmaceuticals officially moved their headquarters into a new flagship building at 100 College Street. The structure towers over downtown New Haven, 11 stories of...

Burnt bone

“I’d like to watch a cremation,” I tell Beth on my first visit to Trail’s End Pet Crematory in Westbrook, Conn. Beth is a soft blond who works in...

Shell liquor

I didn’t mean to intrude, but he told me not to be late—the boat’s going to leave at 6:30, and the captain might not wait for me. They have to work...

Redefining mastery

A bespectacled man in a gray blazer and a navy blue tie sits on a couch, flanked by two students. He smiles magnanimously as the students around him sing....

Starting small

The bottom floor of Calvin Hill Child Care Center, a few blocks past Science Hill, is silent. The lights are off, and the low-ceilinged room is completely dark. There...

Processing misconduct

On Wed., Oct. 15, 2014, 28 Harvard Law professors co-signed an editorial in the Boston Globe, in which they criticized a newly instated policy regarding Harvard’s approach to complaints...

Stepping on the scale

Parents, students, and faculty had begun to gradually fill the Fair Haven Middle School auditorium. I chose a seat in the center towards the back, behind a row of...

Uphill from here

In terms of students, the math is simple. Yale’s creation of two new residential colleges means 800 new undergraduates, bringing the total number of Yale College students from just under...

Food for thought

‘There is no militancy in this room!’ ‘Who cares about your iPhones and blog posts?’ ‘What is this resistance?’” Justine Appel, ES ’15, recites back to me some of the...

Fathering in practice

The Male Involvement Wall of Fame used to be hard to miss, plastered loudly on neon poster board in the entrance of Helen Grant Head Start on Wexler Avenue....