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HALL-PALERM: Ignore importance

April 22, 2015
Whatever side of the Yale juncture we’re on, though, if there’s one message I want to leave you all with, it’s to fight against the allure of “importance.”
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HALL-PALERM: The mundane things

April 9, 2015
Everything at Yale seems so lofty, so long-term and so impossibly important that sometimes it becomes hard to get a reality check, or to deal with the day-to-day tasks that face us every moment.
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HALL-PALERM: Imagine actually governing

March 25, 2015
Focusing exclusively on the election means we’re paying no attention to the people who are currently in office.
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HALL-PALERM: What did you learn today?

February 25, 2015
We should make a greater effort to carve out a space to talk about what motivates people in the classroom.
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HALL-PALERM: Getting away

February 11, 2015
It goes without saying that a great number of students here go through the motions of everyday life, all while grappling with seemingly insurmountable and inexpressible challenges and levels of grief.
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HALL-PALERM: Gratitude following Juno

January 29, 2015
The feeling of elation with which we greet these natural disasters felt a bit out of place when compared with the feelings of dread they inspire in the greater community.
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HALL-PALERM: Resolving not to plan

January 14, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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.