POSNER: Beyond “stupidity”
When the benefits of hard drug use outweigh the potential risks for an informed, intelligent student, it signals dissatisfaction with an emotional or social status quo.
POSNER: Bring back the bake sale
Fundraising is not a cure-all, but asking organizations to be partly self-sufficient is a powerful budget tool. Yale student organizations, it’s time to bring back the bake sale.
POSNER: Losing my religion
On a broad scale the secular community actively ignores the religious lives of our fellow Yalies rather than seeking to understand them.
POSNER: Playing grown-up
As of late, I’ve felt acutely aware of my place on the bridge that traverses the gap between adolescence and adulthood — and it seems as if this metaphorical bridge is missing a few planks.
POSNER: The Yale diet
I’m working on distinguishing my relationship with food from an ideal of self-control deeply engrained in the Yale culture.
POSNER: Self-care isn’t radical
Yalies pride ourselves on our ability to juggle academic and extracurricular commitments of all sorts, but we habitually put them ahead of our personal well-being.
POSNER: A lesson already learned
At Yale we’re fortunate to be so frequently in the company of scholars and role models like Sotomayor and Davuluri. But we don’t need them the way so many students in this country do.
POSNER: I will not lean in
There isn’t a place for Sandberg’s narrow brand of feminism in the modern women’s rights movement, and there’s no place for it at Yale.
POSNER: All tourists welcome
The cold attitude towards Asian tour groups seems uncharacteristic of Yale students, and we ought to be embarrassed by it.