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The case for White History Month

Every February, millions of Americans observe the long, arduous story of tragedy and triumph that is black history and ask, “But when is White History Month?“ In 2016, so...

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What’s the big Ydea?

In recent weeks, many on Yale’s campus have embraced the idea of renaming Calhoun College after one of its own former residents, Roosevelt Thompson. Beside the fact that Roosevelt...

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Madame President

  Sex, Markets, and Power was packed at its first meeting. Professor Rosenbluth opened her lecture with a photo collection by Elle UK, in which men were photoshopped out...

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Güle Güle (Goodbye)

When I walked into my Elementary Turkish class last Friday, no one was dressed in all black. There were no flowers, and no one was crying. Instead, there was...

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Transferring up

When my father and I walked to SSS and picked up my ID, I was bursting with the youthful giddiness of a freshman—even though I was a sophomore. My...

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Channeling shame

This past Monday, women of color from the Afro American Cultural Center, La Casa Cultural, the Asian American Cultural Center, and the Native American Cultural Center organized The “March...

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Not just a pleasantry

“How are you?” I ask people this question all the time, but only rarely do I get a meaningful answer. The question is, in fact, completely devoid of meaning....

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Letter from the editor

On Fri., Nov. 6, the Yale Herald published an opinion piece titled “Hurt at home,” which articulated an individual’s feelings of discomfort in the aftermath of an email from...

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Woman to woman

On Wed., Nov. 4, hundreds of students gathered on Cross Campus and voiced anger, pain, and frustration to Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway in response to recent racial injustice...

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The Grief Game

My friend is staring morosely at his food at dinner. He has just finished telling us about his current sexual frustrations and playfully concludes his monologue by stating, “UGH....

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Proving my identity

I’m what people call a halfie, the part-Ugandan, part-Chinese variety. I can’t say I’m incredibly partial to the term, but it does a pretty decent job of describing me,...

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Toxic masculinity

On Thurs., Oct. 1, Chris Harper-Mercer killed nine people and then himself at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. In the days since, the world has begun, yet again, to...

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The CS50 circus

CS50 marketed itself as a circus, and in the beginning it delivered. At the start of lectures we were greeted by a DJ blasting a Top 40 mashup as...

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A call to Yale men

Last Sunday morning, a friend and I had a perfectly normal and yet profoundly chilling conversation. As we discussed our Saturday nights, she shrugged while describing a party, and...

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“You’re with friends.”

I activated my Facebook account as a seventh grader in 2007. I remember the rush I felt with my fellow middle school friends as we forsook our Runescape, Neopets,...

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Political theatrics

When’s the last time someone called you ugly? For Rand Paul, it was Sept. 15. “I never attacked [Paul] on his looks, and believe me, there’s plenty of subject...

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Connecting the conversations

I am a learned extrovert and an innate introvert. I’ve picked up the skill-set for small talk and asking introductory questions, but when faced with the opportunity for personal...

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The gunman you didn’t hear about

On Thurs., June 18, 2015, a gunman was apprehended on Yale’s campus. According to the Yale University Police Report, George had just finished an evening run and was heading...