Weintraub and Schiff: A week to question non-conformity

November 9, 2009 • 14
In a recent runoff to elect a representative to the Mr. Yale competition, one of the residential colleges elected a female contestant. The Yale College Council, confused by this turn of events, initially disqualified the contestant from the competition. Upon further consideration, however, the group reinstated her. The YCC’s e-mail readmitting her into the Mr. »

Schiff and Shapiro: Tell Toad’s you care

September 18, 2009 • 10
Once again, we, along with many other LGBT students on campus, felt unwelcome at Toad’s. On Wednesday night Buju Banton, a reggae artist with a complicated anti-gay history, performed at the club. After intense discussion and research, the LGBT Cooperative decided to take a “positive protest” position on Banton’s performance. Banton’s views — and even »

Schiff: There’s more to fight for

November 7, 2008 • 8
I felt it the following morning. Not the elation of the previous night, when I watched thousands of people in Times Square, eyes wide, soaking in President-elect Barack Obama’s acceptance speech, overcome with the possibilities for our country’s future now that an inspiring leader is at the helm. Instead, the next morning I felt my »