Cover stories

Graphic by Jason Hu

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...

Caption by Isaac Morrier

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...

Graphic by Claire Sheen

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,...

Graphic by Jason Hu

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...

graphic by Claire Sheen YH Staff

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...

Graphic by Haewon Ma

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...

Graphics credit Claire Sheen YH Staff

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...

Chris Melamed

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...

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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...

Weighed down

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...

Julia Kittle-Kamp YH Staff

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...

Jin Ai Yap/YH Staff

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....

Madeleine Butler

A bold venture

YEI was created seven years ago to satisfy the need for an institutional resource of entrepreneurs at Yale.

Christine Mi YH Staff

It takes a city

Old McDonald had a farm,” a teacher sings. “E-I-E-I-O!” It’s 9:12 a.m., and class is in session at New Haven’s Wilbur Cross High School. But no one has a...

Claire Thomas