A Voice from the Backseat




Waste management

My mother filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on a Monday, not long after I turned 19. Six months later, a paper appeared on our porch. It was wedged into the crevice of the screen door.  The paper told us what we both, by then, already knew: that by or before the date of August 4, […]

Personal Essay

Graduate Schools collaborate on exhibit

The School of Architecture and the School of Drama launched their first joint exhibition since 2007 on Wednesday.


Coliseum Plan Approved

After eight years of deliberation, the Economic Development Commission unanimously approved the city’s plan to redevelop the Coliseum on Tuesday morning.


Architecture students nurture tight-knit community

When architecture major Marina Filiba ’15 needed a can of spray paint for a project at 3:30 a.m. one morning, she had little trouble finding one — a fellow architecture student came to her rescue. Using platforms such as Tumblr, GroupMe and EliList, the undergraduate architecture community at Yale has no problem keeping in touch. […]


Urban planner discusses future of Detroit

New York-based urban planner Toni Griffin has never seen a traffic jam in the city of Detroit. In a Thursday lecture at the School of Architecture, Griffin discussed the large number of unoccupied buildings present in Detroit compared to other similarly-sized cities in the country. In 2010, Griffin helped develop the “Detroit Future City” project, […]


Filmmaker explores a local struggle

Filmmaker and New Haven resident Lisa Molomot found inspiration for her 2013 documentary, “The Hill,” from an unlikely source — her real-estate agent. When she moved to New Haven in 2001, Molomot soon learned that the city government planned to demolish 123 homes to make space for a magnet school in the Elm City’s Upper […]


Gottfried reflects on senior project

“One of These Things,” an original senior production by Henry Gottfried, opens this weekend at the Calhoun Cabaret.


YUAG ‘irreplaceable’ to Yale College teaching

Students and professors are still struggling to define the YUAG’s new place in the Yale community.


Africa week aims to inspire youth

Seun Adebiyi LAW ’09 answers to many titles — among them, Yale Law School graduate, future Olympian and cancer survivor. Adebiyi spoke as part of the Yale African Student Association’s annual Africa Week, which runs from Nov. 1 to Nov. 10 and was themed “Culture Shifters of the African Renaissance.” Along with speakers like Adebiyi, […]


City food plan revealed

New Haven’s food culture could soon see some improvements. The New Haven Food Policy Council, an organization that develops food policy within the city, unveiled the first draft of its New Haven Food Action Plan earlier this month, which aims to create an overarching vision of New Haven’s food administration. While the food council cannot […]