HALL-PALERM: Resolving not to plan

January 14, 2015 • 0
Sometimes I feel that my life has been so choreographed that I haven’t left any room for unexpected additions.

HALL-PALERM: Challenging our convictions

December 5, 2014 • 0
If the other students in the class were anything like me, they took this class not to fundamentally shift their perception of inequality. They took the class precisely because they were already aware of the problem.
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HALL-PALERM: Poise under pressure

November 14, 2014 • 0
In one of my classes, the professors attack our presentations with indiscriminate ruthlessness. It’s an important experience, one that makes me think whether I’m learning how to think for myself or whether I’ve been succeeding through pandering my instructors.

HALL-PALERM: The way we give

October 31, 2014 • 0
Don’t stop giving to the places that meant something to you just because they’re affluent; but remember that there are other worthy causes, and give to those as well.
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HALL-PALERM: Republicans are people, too

October 10, 2014 • 0
Somehow what is at stake in elections got completely and utterly lost in the fray. No one wants to talk to the voters about where they actually stand on issues, because that’s too contentious and complicated a topic to boil down into a bumper-sticker size.
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HALL-PALERM: The ultimate test

September 25, 2014 • 0
When we graduate from Yale, our first step, be it a job or be it graduate school, isn’t just a matter of getting on a path that will allow us to feel self-assured.

HALL-PALERM: Facing the ugly truth

September 12, 2014 • 0
We as a society have a systemic inability (or unwillingness) to face the ugly truth of rape and assault.

HALL-PALERM: The great man theory of shopping

August 29, 2014 • 1
My piece of advice is not to confuse a great professor, in the sense of an inspiring and effective educator, with a “great” professor.

PALERM: Almost-senior blues

April 24, 2014 • 0
Senior year at Yale is a huge exercise in treating oneself; to a certain extent, it seems like an opportunity to take a year of self-analysis and reflection.

HALL-PALERM: Put aside the competition

April 14, 2014 • 0
Every single time someone around us attains something, no matter how irrelevant it is to our interests, most students’ first reaction is anything but excitement.
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HALL-PALERM: The real Yale-NUS

March 28, 2014 • 0
To me, like to most Yale students, Yale-NUS is rather more of an abstraction than it is a real thing we spend time thinking about.

HALL-PALERM: What’s your thing?

February 27, 2014 • 0
I have yet to ever talk to someone who responds to the question of what he or she does with the answer, “I take classes.”