DEFIESTA: Make spring brighter

March 27, 2015
This spring, amid the stresses of finals, society tap and summer jobs, I beg you to think about how you’re going to take care of yourself.

DEFIESTA: Life after Yale

October 14, 2014
Coffee is still essential. Decaf is a crime.

DEFIESTA: Packing up Yale

May 24, 2014
This column was published as part of the special Commencement Issue for the Class of 2014.

DEFIESTA: Yale, the best place

April 22, 2014
Unfortunately, by only experiencing “the best Yale has to offer,” you are being set up for failure.

DEFIESTA: A reason to believe

April 8, 2014
By refusing to take the easy, traditional path and merely destroy BiP’s work, the YUAG has found a way to lend support to street art while still making an effort to hew to the University’s policies regarding graffiti.

DEFIESTA: You can’t make Yale care

March 26, 2014
After almost four years, I’ve come to realize that it’s unlikely that anyone, ward co-chairs included, can affect any dramatic shift in how Yalies relate to the city.

DEFIESTA: Falling apart

March 5, 2014
Click here to read Nick Defiesta’s “Falling Apart” the third column in a three-part series about mental health at Yale.

DEFIESTA: Harp’s budget pains

February 25, 2014
It’s one thing to express soaring plans for the Elm City during election and quite another to face the hard reality of implementing those goals.

Through the Lens: Elm City churches

February 24, 2014
New Haven is home to many churches, ranging from small colonial houses of worship to grand and impressive cathedrals.

DEFIESTA: Thinking regionally

February 11, 2014
If New Haven is to be truly prosperous in the long run, its legislators must encourage planning and policy on a regional scale.

DEFIESTA: Right to ride

January 28, 2014
In New Haven, it’s all about the jobs. Jobs are one of the few things anybody talks about these days: more jobs for minority workers, more jobs for New Haven residents, more jobs for the youth. That’s why the jobs pipeline, “New Haven Works,” was one of the first accomplishments of the 2012-’13 Board of »

DEFIESTA: Smart governance?

January 14, 2014
Even before he was elected to the position last November, Town Clerk Michael Smart was plagued by accusations of improper handling of absentee ballots.
Ella Wood ’15, who previously lost the Democratic primary election in September, has dropped
out of the race for Ward 7 Alderman.