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BLACKMON: Don’t index us to unaffordability

April 22, 2014 • 0
Regardless of whom you vote for in the runoff election for Yale College Council president, your candidate of choice supports the idea of indexing the student income contribution portion of Yale’s financial aid package to a consistent standard that would make future increases in the SIC predictable from year to year.
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BLACKMON: Your campus job is in danger

April 8, 2014 • 0
The provost’s office is about to end student employment as we know it, and they really did not want you to find out about it.
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BLACKMON: The Flappy Bird Test

March 25, 2014 • 0
Rewiring the brain to consider your impact when evaluating your goals requires you to ask yourself the same question over and over again: Does this pass the Flappy Bird Test?
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BLACKMON: YCC’s broken promise

February 24, 2014 • 0
The YCC soiled both its rebranding process and its legitimacy with Yale undergraduate students when it made perhaps its most important decision of the year on Saturday.
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BLACKMON: An apology to Sochi

February 11, 2014 • 0
Last Friday, I secretly wanted nothing more than the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Games to collapse into a complete and utter disaster.
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BLACKMON: You won’t fool me twice

January 28, 2014 • 0
Making such crucial administrative decisions without any student perspective is dangerous for the future of student life at Yale.
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BLACKMON: Reject the Utah strategy

January 15, 2014 • 0
When a court hands down a ruling from above, it denies LGBT activists the opportunity to organize politically around queer issues and prevents many phone calls and face-to-face conversations about gay rights from occurring.
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BLACKMON: The sequester kills

December 3, 2013 • 0
Until both Republicans and Democrats come back to the table and negotiate a real solution to the sequester, perhaps my mother is right — maybe we should be afraid to ride Metro North
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BLACKMON: Not ready for Hillary, yet

November 15, 2013 • 0
Yale students should therefore keep their minds open to other progressive candidates in 2016.
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BLACKMON: Diversity on trial

October 22, 2013 • 0
We have consistently progressed toward a more inclusive, diverse Yale. A Supreme Court ruling undermining affirmative action would only reverse that trend.
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BLACKMON: Rooting for failure

October 4, 2013 • 0
Faced with no other options, the Tea Party has now begun actively rooting for the failure of the American economy.
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BLACKMON: When home isn’t single-sex

March 26, 2013 • 0
A stubborn administration has already denied my class the opportunity to create the more natural communities that gender-neutral housing allows. We should refuse to let it happen again.