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Living free

Before she enrolled in Yale’s nursing program, Bethany* struggled with cocaine and alcohol addiction. In high school, she did everything she considers “typical” of a drug-using teenager, including showing...

Graphic by Joseph Valdez

Here comes the sun

It’s easy to take electricity for granted; lightbulbs, stereos, and computers are such constant features that one can start to take them for granted. But what happens when the...

Graphics by Haewon Ma & Claire Sheen

The Trump effect

“To know that the Islamophobic sentiments expressed are helping boost people’s approval for certain politicians speaks to the larger problem of growing racism.”

Graphic by Claire Sheen

What to require

The reality of racial disparities on Yale’s campus has been made clear in recent weeks. Examining the 2015 Blue Book offerings illustrates that the curriculum reinforces those divergent experiences....

Graphic by Alex Swanson

Defending wages

“¿Quién ha sido víctima del robo salarial?” About half of the people sitting in the room raise their hands. Yes, they have been victims of wage theft. It’s a...

Graphic by Lily Sawyer-Kaplan, Rachel Strodel, and Alex Swanson

Infographic: media coverage

Students and faculty on campus have criticized the national media for misrepresenting the narrative of racial dynamics at Yale. Journalists initially applied a familiar discourse on the dangers of...

Graphic by Alex Swanson

The testing gap

The lobby of Fair Haven K-8 School is airy and clean. Down white hallways classroom doors hang open, and children’s chatter bubbles from within. Walking past bright posters and...

Photo courtesy of Gus Sanchez

Voicing change

Two events this past week exposed the realities of racial divides on campus. In their aftermath, a forum, titled “Addressing Appropriation and the Power of Language,” brought hundreds of...

Graphic by Claire Sheen

Framing the classroom

Professor Michael Frame is a badass. This is the general consensus of his past and present students, a sentence echoed in Yale Bluebook evaluations and in sales pitches from...

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The promised land

The corner of Starr and Newhall Street smells like wet paint. Many of the other street corners seem to, today. It’s a beautiful October afternoon, and I’m driving through...

Graphic by Haewon Ma

Spreading the safety net

The waiting room at the Fair Haven Community Health Center’s new clinic emanates warmth. Soft lights illuminate the space, wood accents are incorporated throughout, and cool clean stone tiles...

Graphic by Alex Swanson

Confronting crisis

A devastating humanitarian emergency is unfolding. And, with it, Yale academics and students are seizing the opportunity to support and advocate for those caught in the crossfire. With approximately...

Graphic by Natalie Schultz-Henry

Tradition and transition

I arrived at Davenport College in its 81st year. The residential college system at Yale was born in 1933 out of a desire to retain the sense of close...

Graphic by Haewon Ma

An anti-hero for the Park City

“Joe Ganim: convicted of 16 felonies, sent to federal prison for seven years, costing every Bridgeport taxpayer almost $1,400,” announces the opening of Mayor Bill Finch’s television ad. Now,...

Graphic by Claire Sheen

Curing the curriculum

While shadowing in the hospital, Dervin Cunningham, MED ’19, noticed a physician giving him and his fellow students strange glances. “I realized that his doctor was giving me weird...

Graphic by Haewon Ma

Defending choice

An hour and half before sundown, the protesters began mobilizing. They dispersed from the New Haven Green’s southwest corner wielding megaphones, waving signs, and wearing coral shirts brilliant enough...

Graphic by Natalie Schultz-Henry

Rifling through

Looming over the last block on the walk to Winchester Lofts from Timothy Dwight College, a large brick and wood structure stands—barely. The structure is falling apart and abandoned....

Graphic by Alex Swanson

Eyes on Islam

“Saudi Buys Yale A New Sharia Law Center.” the Daily Caller’s headline on Sept. 14, pointed to the new Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law...

Graphic by Alex Swanson

Transforming transportation

On Monday night in the back room of BAR, tucked behind the craft beer list and the dimly lit pool  tables of the main hall, a group of middle-aged...

Graphic by Dan Gorodezky

Now showing: CS50

Over the buzz of passing students on their way to afternoon lectures on the first day of classes, pedestrians on Wall Street heard an unfamiliar sound: echoes of electronica...