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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...

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...