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Stop the Bass hate!

The way we speak about our lives on campus is constantly influenced by collective habit, by superficially shared opinions like mindlessly condemning Bass.

Learning to care

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

Funding fails

Yale’s current standards for awarding summer funding jeopardizes the ability of some students to share equally in opportunities.

Food for thought

Unlimited food in the dining halls, free snacks at club meetings, and food-laden study breaks—when are college students not surrounded by food? Here at Yale, food is intimately intertwined...

No new grades have been posted

For the most part, Yalies don’t talk about grades. But that doesn’t mean we don’t care about them. Though they don’t come up often, their true impact connects like...

The sound and the fury

Our experience with music is inherently subjective, and our interpretation and reaction to any given piece of music is personal and unique.

A feminist vagentine

I love love. It is the Earth’s greatest renewable energy. Despite this fact, many people live like love is this precious resource, as if every Feb. 14 is 1849—only...

Considering solidarity

As an international student from Singapore, I cannot claim to understand what it feels like to be directly affected by the ban.

Comfort at a cost

As a senior in high school, I envisioned myself attending a college with a discernible liberal climate because I thought that it would ease my transition. I decided on Yale...

On our own terms

Cole Aronson’s article “Political Nausea” was published in the YDN the same week that an executive order was signed to build a wall, to ban Syrian refugees and to...

Against alternative facts

To most Americans, the mention of Fox News will no doubt conjure up images of Republicans and MSNBC will elicit thoughts of liberal Democrats. This type of partisan news...

Girl or woman?

CLAIRE ELLIMAN: I was walking on the hot pavement. I was carrying a leather bag, and jingling my keys in my hand and listening to BBC news radio hour....

Morning after mourning

In the past couple of weeks, we have received three emails about students passing away. We have also received a few emails about the aftermath of the election. Together,...

An insufficient response

As the election results began to solidify last week, Van Jones—an African-American news anchor for CNN—called America’s decision to elect Donald Trump a “whitelash”: an outraged cry of resistance...

Asian/American

Like many Yalies last Tuesday night, I was sitting on the edge of my seat, laptop in front of me, eyes fixated on the election’s news coverage. I watched...

Criminal disease

Freshmen will remember from Camp Yale that, on campus, alcohol is treated as a medical issue. This policy encourages students to report friends who are suffering from alcohol-related health...

First things first

A few days ago, I felt prepared to express what voting for the first time in a major election meant to me. I was going to write about the...