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A new climate

I was eight years old when I learned what global warming was. I had come across the term in a science workbook and asked my dad what it meant....

Pushed off the pedestal

Somewhere within the frenzy of Halloweekend, Yale students and Facebook users across the country found the time to “Check-in” to Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota.  The action...

Gender trouble

It’s your first day at Yale. Your roommate Alex arrived just half an hour ago from FOOT and hasn’t showered in a week, but you hit it off right...

May I Join You?

“The L&B Lap” is a painfully familiar routine to anyone fond of the seclusion afforded by the study nooks in Sterling Library’s L&B reading room. In case you’re not...

Yale bubble babble

At the beginning of this semester, the Peer Liaisons of my exchange program sat us all down to explain the intricacies of socializing at Yale. By the end of...

Not everyone can be the next Kubrick

Yale’s film program was recently named the 25th best in the country, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s highly anticipated annual rankings. This was a major victory for Yale’s film...

Too much disdain for bain

With the temperatures dropping into a crisp October chill, a new season is upon us: recruiting season. Friends dressed in business-casual rush from one consulting event to another. According...

True Americans

The O’Reilly Factor aired a segment this week in Chinatown to gauge the Chinese-American reaction to the 2016 campaign and U.S.-China relations. However, not only did the segment fail...

Silent minority

I was nine years old when I participated in my first protest, and I was confused. My parents, who never openly voiced their opinions and shrank from public attention,...

Venmo rich

Two people I know have thrown most of the pre-games for my friend group since freshman year. They open their suite to around two dozen friends on a near-weekly...

Talking to my therapist about Trump

My favorite site on which to follow the presidential race is FiveThirtyEight.com, which provides an array of colorful maps and statistical models based on every new update to presidential...

Hole of hyperbole

In a lecture hosted by the William F. Buckley Program on Wed., Sept. 21, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro wasted no time in beginning his attack on the progressive agenda....

A table of five

“I’m glad you both came tonight,” he said. I half expected the words to echo around the empty room. Whether this was intimate or awkward, I couldn’t really tell....

Anthems, songs, and handkerchiefs

This summer, Gabby Douglas became a flashpoint of controversy in the gymnastics world when she did not place her hand over her heart during the national anthem. In response...

Hard liquor, hard rules

Before this school year started, Stanford passed a new ban on hard alcohol, or rather updated its student alcohol policy, to address the dangers caused by over-consumption on campus....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...