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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....

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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....

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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...