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Anna Meixler

Anticlimactic

“It took me way too long to process the evidence: sexy boys aren’t always good kissers.” So begins an essay called “I really regret some of the hot ones,”...

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A movement misled

I’m no treehugger, but, having been to my fair share of motorsports events where nitromethanol-impregnated race fuel exhaust blackened my clothes, I have always been aware that carbon consumption...

Alex Swanson

Taming of the screw

In the midst of the Camp Yale frenzy, I have a distinct memory of hearing the phrase “freshman screw.” I interrupted the girl mid-sentence, asking her to repeat herself....

Claire Goldsmith

Breaking down bondage

Regardless of whether or not you’ve ever picked up the book or have any intention of seeing the film, it’s almost impossible to go about your life these days...

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Gifting

“I need that this year, and if he doesn’t know that, well, I just don’t know,” she said in her exasperated Australian accent. “I just know, I need my...

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Selfie expression

As I sat in a dimly lit, vaguely hipster Chicago coffeehouse, a flash went off in the corner of my eye. To my left, I saw a smiling couple...

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18 trillion: up to us

The United States national debt is 18 trillion dollars and climbing. That’s more than the United States produces in an entire year (GDP = 16.8 trillion). That’s enough money...

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Fossil free, subsidy free

Walk through the isles of Sungevity, SunEdison, SunRun, SolarCity, or any other Bay Area solar startup. You’ll meet thousands of jeans- and plaid-clad workers convinced that we’ve reached a...

Vincent Mitchell

Blow’s close call

When I got my license, my big brother told me that if I ever got pulled over by the police I should keep my hands out on the wheel...

Chris Melamed

How we mourn

When I was in 8th grade, a kindergartner at my school passed away. It was a sudden sort of death, I think caused by an aneurysm or something to...

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Evaluating Hebdo

Earlier this month, a terrorist attack violently thrust Charlie Hebdo into the global limelight. In the days following the murders, along with the details of the attack itself, details...

Debunking the disorder

Debunking the disorder

I remember the moment vividly, even though it was over a decade ago. It was near the end of class, when my teacher asked me to step outside into...

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Witt’s misplaced attack

Last week, Patrick Witt, JE ’12, caused a media frenzy with an op-ed on Yale’s sexual misconduct policies. Witt’s op-ed is the story of an incident that, he writes,...

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Should sex be serious?

As evidenced in this very paper (or website, depending on how you roll), the issue of sexual misconduct and the policies surrounding it are among the most important topics...

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Personalizing the vote

The perilous state of democracy in America is nothing new. But beyond crushing partisan gridlock and the stunning impact of money in politics has emerged a subtler threat to...

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Straight shooting

Every Friday, I grab a shotgun, and load it with a single 12-gauge shell. “Squad ready?” our squad leader asks. In line with four of my teammates, I nod....

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Tata-free October

It’s October, which inevitably means Facebook invites to events like “SAVE THE TATAS Tailgate!” and “Superheroes: Unite to Save Boobies!” During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we encounter pink ribbons,...

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Can’t avoid adulthood

Around the time of my 21st birthday, A.O. Scott, chief film critic for the New York Times, suggested adulthood is over. In his widely-read article, “The Death of Adulthood...