Opinion stories

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When the sun goes down

915. As of Apr. 17, 2016, 915 Chicagoans have been victims of gun violence this year. 2,988. In the year 2015, the city reported a total of 2,988 shooting victims....

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Life-long division

There may well be two types of people in the world, but contrary to what is perhaps popular belief, they are not “science/math” people and “humanities” people. All this...

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Secondary networks

When sexual violence takes place within a community, the first response from peers is often, and rightly, focused on the person who has experienced sexual assault. Supporting survivors is...

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No more villains

In the nascent days of the 2016 presidential campaign trail—when Jeb (!) and Hillary were pundits’ fast favorites for the nomination—we expected somewhat of a showdown between two of...

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Star power

When Aaron Carter, beloved ’90s heartthrob and candy aficionado, announced his support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in a peculiar series of tweets in February, the Internet went...

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White history

As we gnaw on bones of fried chicken and shovel collared greens soaked in bacon fat down our throats, the inevitable questions are posed to our director, Dave. “Where...

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On Nov. 17, after weeks of protests, teach-ins, and conversations about Yale’s treatment of minorities, President Peter Salovey sent an email to the entire student body. He wrote to...

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Misplaced solidarity

Last Friday, Feb. 26, the Yale Men’s Basketball team completed its first season sweep of Harvard since their 2007-08 season, in a decisive win in John Lee Amphitheater. An...

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On emptiness and hope

Imagine your life as a pool of water. On the surface float the most superficial components: your material possessions, fleeting cares and worries, all the small ephemeral details of...

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A liberal education

The first time I visited Undergraduate Career Services (UCS) as a freshman, the lobby was filled with juniors interviewing for summer internships with whichever consulting firm had occupied the...

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Receiving ashes

Last Wednesday marked the beginning of this year’s Lenten season, a 40-day period of preparation leading up to the holiest day on the liturgical calendar: Easter. On the morning...

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It’s only the best day of the year!

“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year!” So begins Season 2, Episode 16 of Parks and Recreation, with Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope defining the episode’s titular...

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No penis required

When chivalry first emerged on the social scene, all knightly and shining and armored, the world was a very different place. But when we talk about chivalry today, we...

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The case for White History Month

Every February, millions of Americans observe the long, arduous story of tragedy and triumph that is black history and ask, “But when is White History Month?“ In 2016, so...

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What’s the big Ydea?

In recent weeks, many on Yale’s campus have embraced the idea of renaming Calhoun College after one of its own former residents, Roosevelt Thompson. Beside the fact that Roosevelt...

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Madame President

  Sex, Markets, and Power was packed at its first meeting. Professor Rosenbluth opened her lecture with a photo collection by Elle UK, in which men were photoshopped out...


Güle Güle (Goodbye)

When I walked into my Elementary Turkish class last Friday, no one was dressed in all black. There were no flowers, and no one was crying. Instead, there was...