Opinion

XIA: The misconception about philosophy

November 5, 2012 • 32
During a zip-lining trip last summer, my tour guide chatted with me as he readied my gear, and asked the question college students hear so often: “What are you majoring in?” I told him I wasn’t sure, but I was seriously thinking about philosophy. “Oh come on!” he said, chuckling. “Are you just doing that »
Sci-Tech

Spontaneous neural activity necessary for vision

October 16, 2012 • 6
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have demonstrated in living mice that a spontaneous wave of neural activity occuring in early mammalian development is crucial for proper brain development. Michael Crair, professor of neurobiology at the Yale School of Medicine, James Ackman, postdoctoral fellow and Timothy Burbridge GRD ’14 published an article in the »
Opinion

XIA: Don’t just dump your high school girlfriend

October 15, 2012 • 30
Among the flood of advice given Yale freshmen, one suggestion is made again and again: Break up with your high school girlfriend. In my few weeks here at Yale, I’ve noticed that the discussion around long distance relationships, especially ones originating in high school, is dominated by this single point of view. Print publications made »