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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...

Bloodstained brothers

Four men stand on the corner of College and Chapel street in New Haven on Sat. Oct. 3, dressed head to toe in white Tyvek painter overalls, shivering. On...

Committing to diversity

Black women do not feel safe on Yale’s campus—“at off-campus parties, in classrooms, and otherwise.” This statement is among the most jarring lines in a list of demands for...

Loving the aliebn

When Jonathan Sun was a student at the Yale School of Architecture, he had an exclusive agreement with his studio professor: he, and no one else in the class,...

Choice in crisis

Birthright of Greater New Haven feels a little like a grandma’s parlor, except for the small plastic models of fetuses on display. There’s a green velvet couch, flowers on...

Behind the wheel

Nighttime at Phil’s Driving School has us sprawled in our chairs, picking away at our phones, our nail beds, the scum at the bottom of our shoes. It’s a...

Re-shaping Yale

There is a pile of drying wood in Scott Strobel’s garage. He sifts through it every Saturday. When he finds a block he likes, he attaches it to the...

Setting out to start up

On Sept. 9, 2015, the storefront at 21 Broadway got a window and a door. Thick glass stretched from floor to ceiling, end to end, broken only by the...

Baby blues

A college dining hall is an unlikely place to bring a child into the world. But that was where, in late August three years ago, Kendrea Walker’s water broke....

An exodus

For days, an unidentified stench permeated Shaqwella Payne’s apartment in New Haven’s Church Street South building complex. When inspectors from New Haven’s Livable City Initiative arrived, Payne watched Rafael Ramos, the deputy director...

The job father

It’s really hard to get into Yale,” Bill Hinners, the first cook in Pierson Dining Hall, told me. But Hinners was not talking about the standard set for the...

The Kings of Dixwell Avenue

Eleven-year-old Jakai Ross stares lamely at the knight on the edge of the chess board. The misguided horse had charged wildly from behind a line of pawns, leaving his...

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...

Consider the Bulldog

I saw President Peter Salovey, GRD ’86,  for the first time in October 2013 when I walked into the John J. Lee Amphitheater wearing nothing but a Speedo. My...

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....

The miseducation

Jordan Coley, SY ’17, explores the study of black music culture and how we value African-American expression

Turning the page

Sarah Holder, SY ’17, explores the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s accessibility overhaul.

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...