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Women on the wall

It’s Tuesday afternoon, and the back of Sterling Memorial Library’s nave has turned into a reception hall. The circulation desk has been transformed into a surprisingly elegant bar; tables...

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...

Stay in your lane

A Westville project originally planned to bring the community together has actually caused quite a division along Edgewood Avenue. What could have been a simple presentation of a new...

Give us a break

According to Bloomberg, the state of Connecticut faces a $266 million budget shortfall for the current fiscal year. But attempts to raise taxes in order to offset this deficit...

Green acres

I remember visiting my father one day during his lunch break from Yale-New Haven Hospital for a bite to eat at Claire’s Corner Copia when I was around eleven....

Artistic refuge

Arranged without decoration, the photographs lining the walls of the Davenport Art Gallery record the path of the Syrian conflict as described through refugee voices—the broken promises for peace...

PITCH perfect

Anyone who’s made the trek up Science Hill has seen clusters of students leaving lectures, worked into a hushed frenzy as they scheme to get involved in a professor’s...

LGBT-who?

The people dancing, drinking, and talking at the LGBTQ Cooperative (Co-op) party last Friday came from all different corners of Yale. People from Christian groups on campus, from club...

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...

What the truck?

It’s Monday afternoon, and Yale students are rushing through Cross Campus. A few wander over to check out a brown mini school bus parked along College Street between WLH...

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...

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.”

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...