Opinion

NGARMBOONANANT: What streetlights tell

May 19, 2015
I don’t know when it hit me that I was leaving Yale, but there’s one moment I remember particularly well.
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NGARMBOONANANT: The end of big things

September 25, 2013
Big ponds are drying up all around us. Small ponds are burgeoning. We instead choose what particular small pond we want to plunge into.
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NGARMBOONANANT: Stay in, Ella

September 18, 2013
If Wood stays, the residents of Ward 7 will be given that chance to reflect. If she drops out of the race, these residents will be deprived of any direct instrument to express themselves.
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NGARMBOONANANT: Salovey, speak out on drinking

September 11, 2013
An 18-year-old drinking age — or 19-year-old, in order to avoid legal drinking by high school seniors — would complete the circuit in our “safety first” alcohol strategy.
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NGARMBOONANANT: Nudging Yale

September 4, 2013
Harnessing inertia, or “nudging,” can help us promote better policy outcomes.
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NGARMBOONANANT: Boycott G-Heav

August 28, 2013
If you can stomach complicity in G-Heav’s exploitation, go on and continue to buy from them. But if you feel like I feel — upset, betrayed or unable to look squarely into a G-Heav worker’s eyes knowing the abuse — then help stop it.
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NGARMBOONANANT: How Boston makes us feel

April 17, 2013
If there is one thing we can learn from this tragedy, it is that we can stop pretending we can do it all on our own.
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NGARMBOONANANT: Abolish the rooming lottery

April 3, 2013
Americans love equality of opportunity and are wary of equality of outcome — and for good reason. But there are some instances when equality of outcome is desirable. The same is true for housing.
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NGARMBOONANANT: Admissions’ coffee test

March 7, 2013
I remain firm that understanding a candidate’s personality is worth risking a slight increase in subjectivity.
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NGARMBOONANANT: For mandatory P.E.

February 20, 2013
My proposal is this: bring back the P.E. requirement.
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NGARMBOONANANT: The city and us

February 6, 2013
Try walking to Chipotle alone.
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NGARMBOONANANT: Inaugural flaws

January 23, 2013
That people even care enough to drop what they are doing in order to join their fellow citizens on a freezing Monday morning to celebrate and contribute to their democracy — that too is very special.