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HOLMES: Incubating boiled eggs

May 24, 2014 • 0
This column was published as part of the special Commencement Issue for the Class of 2014.
Opinion

HOLMES: A day in the life

April 25, 2014 • 0
On Tuesday I nabbed a BDD 2014 Bible off an unsuspecting child and spent the day as a prefrosh. And this is what the world looked like.
Opinion

HOLMES: The mutual friend crush

April 15, 2014 • 0
We all have, or have had, our fair share of friend crushes, some debilitating in their intensity, some more casual and light-hearted.
Opinion

HOLMES: Picking brains, or picking noses

March 28, 2014 • 0
When I venture outside the comfort of Yale, I receive reminders that I’m a woman.
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Opinion

HOLMES: Society’s secrets

February 28, 2014 • 0
In your last year of Yale, society provides a unique opportunity to step beyond your comfort zone, temper your judgment of others and understand the internal clockwork that makes humans tick at different rhythms.
Opinion

HOLMES: Planned spontaneity

February 14, 2014 • 0
For those who actively choose not to postpone adventure till senior year, bucket lists will nearly always be irrelevant.
Opinion

HOLMES: Getting Schooled

January 31, 2014 • 0
Many Yalies I know tend to commit partially, selectively and capriciously.
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Opinion

HOLMES: Eli 1 and Eli dumb

January 17, 2014 • 0
Now and then, Yalies reveal a poor sense of individual orientation.
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Opinion

HOLMES: Workshop U

December 6, 2013 • 0
If we are all, in our own particular ways, drafts — that is, works in progress — I’m told that college is a time we’re meant to undergo significant revision.
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Opinion

HOLMES: Going, going, gone

November 15, 2013 • 0
For something that binds so many of us together, this faraway notion of grandparents flits only on the periphery of our friendships. Des
Opinion

HOLMES: Playing with iKnives

November 1, 2013 • 0
So when we go home to spend time with our families, let’s think of all of the smartphones and laptops in the house as Swiss Army knives.
Opinion

HOLMES: The Pregnant Girl

October 11, 2013 • 0
You know who actually had a big baby belly when she was my age? Senior United States Senator Elizabeth Bossanova Warren.