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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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HALL-PALERM: Faux forgetfulness

February 13, 2014 • 0
It is all too common for people at Yale to meet one another and have a real conversation, albeit a superficial one, and then completely forget about that person’s existence.
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HALL-PALERM: We don’t need to be OK

January 30, 2014 • 0
In our quest to continue to be “fine” and function smoothly and without hitches like pesky emotions, I worry that people on this campus didn’t take the time to feel sufficiently sad about Sam See’s death.
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HALL-PALERM: Help us, Symplicity

January 16, 2014 • 0
At the end of the day, the thing that’s scary for non-finance-and-consulting types is not that we don’t have a job locked down.
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HALL-PALERM: A burglary and a failed system

October 21, 2013 • 0
Why exactly do we prosecute and imprison people? Is it to make people like me, whose life was affected by their acts, feel better?