Opinion

STERN: Our opportunity

April 14, 2014 • 0
Loud student voices penetrate even the thickest ivy-coated walls. And the YCC could be the embodiment of our sole power — our ability to vocally demand the changes we know to be necessary.
Opinion

STERN: What’s fueling their decision?

April 9, 2014 • 0
The remarkable irony of the Yale Corporation — especially when it comes to divestment — is that they claim to be in their positions precisely because they are free from self-interest.
Opinion

STERN: The long Social Darwinist movement

April 2, 2014 • 0
In a few subtle ways, Social Darwinism remains. And, as with the early movement, Yale is one of its bastions.
Opinion

STERN: Societies offend me

March 26, 2014 • 0
Societies offend me. They are the products of an insidious and juvenile popularity contest that creates unnecessary stress during an already stressful time. Societies are a problem.
Opinion

STERN: A dangerous precedent

March 3, 2014 • 0
In the future, when we are accorded a seat at the table, we cannot allow our representatives to cite this weekend as a reason for them to ignore the student voice and supplant their own judgment.
Opinion

STERN: Why the little things matter

February 26, 2014 • 0
I, for one, am sick and tired of the characterization of college students as entitled.
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Opinion

STERN: Yale, Inc.

February 19, 2014 • 0
Yale is not in the business of making money; it’s in the business of making educated people.
Opinion

STERN: Booze, drugs and racism

February 12, 2014 • 0
On the first day of my life during which I can drink legally, I find myself wishing that my younger self and my younger friends had known a bit more fear. We are all guilty of complacency.
Opinion

STERN: Conspiracy of silence

February 5, 2014 • 0
There is no student appointment in the works. Students will be excluded yet again from an important committee that tangibly affects their lives. And the administration won’t even do us the courtesy of saying so.
Opinion

STERN: A tale of two deans

January 30, 2014 • 0
Perhaps a Yale College diploma is not too high a bar for Yale College’s next dean.
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STERN: Take a walk, Salovey

January 22, 2014 • 0
As the spring semester begins with terrifying swiftness, we should pause to consider President Peter Salovey’s first term on the job. All in all, I think most would agree that it’s been a successful couple of months. The transition went off without a hitch, we’re $250 million richer, and we all got to enjoy the »
Opinion

STERN: Together and unequal

January 15, 2014 • 0
This is not a column about empathy. It’s not about compassion. It’s about the ability to simply acknowledge the realities that surround us.