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Virtualize me, cap’n

XINYUAN: So I heard from a friend that there was this humanities class with a 3D scanner. You know, that thing from sci-fi movies that shoots out a laser...

Rock, river, road

From East Rock, on the northern edge of New Haven, Connecticut, the Mill River shines like snakeskin beneath a knot of overpasses. The river skirts the curved southern border...

Colleges upon a hill

They came with wheelbarrows and surrounded the cars. You remember. I think this was mostly to impress our parents; mine certainly fell for the cheerful efficiency, the explicit symbolism...

Conjugating the verb

Their mission began in earnest in the spring of 2016, after the concept of this caffeinated energy bar had been validated by a group of expert judges through the...

Saturday night woodies

The Berkeley wood shop seems like another world, hidden away. Blocks and slabs of wood, half-made stools and tables, and an assortment of power tools frame the small, enclosed...

Operation confirmation

The video opens with a smiling brunette woman in a gray cardigan and blue jeans standing in front of a truck with her arms loosely crossed. “My name is...

Wins and flosses

In 2013, the American Dental Association found that 50.5% of Americans surveyed floss daily, and 30% floss but not daily.

Yale, y’all

Activism isn’t about gaining social standing within a marginalized community. It’s about actually effecting change.

Name games

A large group of protesters gathered in front of Calhoun College to rally against the name of a man alternately derided by people in the crowd as “racist,” “mud...

Dog days aren’t over

In early March of my freshman year, my suite mate (down on her luck after suffering a self-induced concussion) joked that she wanted a dog for her birthday.

Ustillup_yale?

Ustillup_yale is an Instagram account, run by a group of anonymous Yale students, known for posting screenshots of texts. These texts are usually sent by one student to another,...

On queerbaiting

“If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don’t put it there.”               –Anton...

Xìn rèn

“I live with my grandmother on my right shoulder, my grandfather on my left, my parents on my head, and God in my heart. I act as if they...

What now?

  Here at the Herald, we’ve been thinking a lot about what we are supposed to be doing. A week ago today, Donald Trump was sworn in as the...

A question of agency

One month before the election and three months before women around the world marched to declare their personhood, it was almost Halloween. Suburban housewives were picking out special on-sale...