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What’s in a name?

On the morning of April 5, 2015, as Easter eggs appeared in the crevices of court­yards, mosaics of multicolored flyers ap­peared on bulletin boards throughout Yale College. Each bore...

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Balancing the budget

Head squash coach David Talbott has an office with a view. Situated deep within the fourth floor of Payne Whitney Gym, the room has a window that looks out...

FeaturesBulldong days - Chris

Leaving the lectern

Around a long, oval table: 15 students, laptops flipped open, the thrum of keyboards fills the room. And, perched in two of the chairs that line the small classroom, sit...

FeaturesAlderman - Claire Goldsmith
features, Physicians Assistant - Claire Goldsmith

A virtual degree

Last month, two miles from campus, silence filled the Yale Physician Assistant Program at the medical school. At the front of a crowd of students, faculty, and community members stood...

Features, Unite Yale - Sophie Ruehr

Activism and apathy

On Friday, March 27, Alexandra Barlowe, BR ’17, a student activist in Fossil Free Yale and an active member of the African American House and Cultural Center, closed the...

Claire Goldsmith

A divestment deadline

Around noon on March 5, 2015, about 80 students gathered in the swirling snow by the steps of Woodbridge Hall. Flurries dusted their hats and backpacks, an orange, felt...

Anna Meixler

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,”...

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Not a forum for clarity

“Well this doesn’t directly answer what you’re asking,” Dr. Lorraine Siggins began, prompting mumbles of “of course not,” “shocker,” and “obviously” among the 200 students in the room. Dr....

Sophie Ruehr

Record sales

Behind the glass doors of Urban Outfitters on Broadway, blue-haired employees wrap flan­nels around their waists and wear paint-speck­led shirts. Stashed between curling banisters near the middle of the...

Maude Tisch

Boycotting the gift

It is Mon., Feb. 23, and the Senior Class Gift cam­paign is in overdrive. At 7:00 p.m., Denzil Bernard, SM ’15, Jake Dawe, TC ’15, and Evi Steyer, TD...

Alex Wisowaty

Breakfast, half-baked

Picture a church-basement-turned-café, where tables crowd with diners chowing down on pancakes, waffles, eggs, and bacon each morning. I arrived at St. Paul and St. James Church on the...

Maude Tisch
Sophie Ruehr
HGS

A home for graduate students?

Linguistics student Gregg Castellucci, GRD ’17, talks about the Hall of Graduate Studies in the past tense. “It was really the focal point of the graduate student community and...

back to school, article by anna lipin, graphic by anna meixler

Back to school

Chris McGill, BK ’16, started producing music at 15. It was the age of Napster and of new social networks. The Internet was expanding, and it was increasingly easy...

Caroline Kanner

To my unborn sons and daughters

Myles Gaines, JE ’17, confronts the camera with a hard stare. The sign he holds reads, “To my unborn son, the unity that upholds the brotherhood of our shared...

Ben McCoubrey

Beyond the lecture hall

The professor slid the syllabi across the table to our class in the second floor classroom of WLH; on the first Tuesday of January, another semester of classes in...

Thriving

Thriving, and not yet thirty

An elusiveness surrounds the word “nanoparticle.” Of course, the literal definition is quite obvious— a very, very small particle. But a true understand- ing of its applications remains hidden...

Anchor's away, by Rachel Strodel (cr Ben McCoubrey)

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...