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Herald Volume LXII Issue 9

My Fellow Americans (and foreign friends), After spending this weekend at the Game in one of the bluest states in the Union, I will be heading to my family’s...

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Herald Volume LXII Issue 8

Last week, the Herald sent out a pitch asking someone to review election night like a movie. The idea was that on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m., we would all...

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Herald Volume LXII Issue 7

Hey folks, Earlier this week, I watched a couple make out on Cross Campus in the middle of the afternoon. They were sitting on a bench across the quad...

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Herald Volume LXII Issue 6

Dear faithful readers, I’m in a good mood—Halloween’s right around the corner. In my view, Halloween is the best B-list holiday.  It’s the only day I can get my...

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Herald Volume LXII Issue 5

Greetings, Friday, Sept. 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison riots, marked the beginning of the largest prison strike in U.S. history. Organizers protested poor living conditions caused...

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Herald Volume LXII Issue 4

I remember fondly my childhood visits to the pediatrician, to whom I may or may not still go accompanied by my mother. The unavoidable crinkle and tear of the butcher...

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Herald Volume LXII Issue 3

Hola, amigos, Remember the presidential debate? Don’t remember the presidential debate, because you consumed so much alcohol that your hippocampus gave up on fixing memories? You missed a good...

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Herald Volume LXII Issue 2

Three decades ago, my parents, each alone, boarded separate planes from separate regions of China to travel to the U.S. for graduate school.  My father knew no one in...

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Herald Volume LXII Issue 1

On Jun. 13, Corey Menafee, a Yale dining hall worker, used a broomstick to shatter a stained glass window in Calhoun College depicting slaves picking cotton. Twenty-seven shards of...

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Graphic by Haewon Ma

On the merits of overpacking

Some people are very good at packing. I am not one of these people. Upon dumping the contents of my overstuffed duffel bag onto the floor of my room...

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Herald’s favorite foods

You’ve heard of Pepe’s and Sally’s, but so has your aunt who lives in Arizona. It’s time to take things to the next level. Whether you’re looking for a quick shot of...

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Laundry list

So you’ve come back from FOOT and, frankly, you smell. So your “SENIORS” shirt from high school got brick-oven pizza grease on it at the Morse dining hall. So...

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Walking New Haven

Last year, one of my friends learned in his Italian class that after dinner, many Italian families take leisurely walks through their neighborhood called passeggiatas. My friend and I...

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Best of: libraries

Having library PTSD coming out of high school is very natural, but the good news is that libraries at Yale are more than just book-filled study dungeons. Yale is...

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Graphic by Haewon Ma

Post-FOOT survival guide

You’ve made it through FOOT. You’re a rugged, resourceful individual who now knows that you’re capable of doing a snail impersonation for a few days. Congrats! Throw off the...

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Yale is a scam

Does Yale have some perks? Of course. I recall with fondness my first few weeks as a freshman. My college dean was tirelessly available to answer all my questions,...

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Basement superlatives

You might be sleeping (and partying) in your suites, but you’ll probably end up at least once (hopefully more than once, please do your laundry) in a basement, whether...