BLACKMON: YCC’s broken promise
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.
BLACKMON: An apology to Sochi
Last Friday, I secretly wanted nothing more than the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Games to collapse into a complete and utter disaster.
BLACKMON: You won’t fool me twice
Making such crucial administrative decisions without any student perspective is dangerous for the future of student life at Yale.
BLACKMON: Reject the Utah strategy
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.
BLACKMON: The sequester kills
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
BLACKMON: Diversity on trial
We have consistently progressed toward a more inclusive, diverse Yale. A Supreme Court ruling undermining affirmative action would only reverse that trend.
BLACKMON: Rooting for failure
Faced with no other options, the Tea Party has now begun actively rooting for the failure of the American economy.
BLACKMON: When home isn’t single-sex
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.