SOEKOE: Channeling Mandela’s mission
I hated the idea that so many articles had been written about Mandela’s death here before South Africa...had even woken up to the news.
DEFIESTA: Tweeting the lockdown
In the case of breaking news — and not just on Twitter — journalists need to report on an event accurately and quickly, and let readers know about any ambiguity in their reporting.
REMER: On climate change, get political
You wouldn’t know it, but we’ve embarked upon the biggest gamble in 20 millennia. By continuing to profligately burn fossil fuels, humanity is courting disaster.
XIA: Why I lean in
Yale is known for its progressive culture, yet it still lacks female leadership presence in both its administration and its undergraduate organizations.
MARADIAGA: My neglected homeland
Most Americans do not even hear stories of the political struggles and ongoing violence in Honduras. But it is our duty as a campus, a community and a part of humanity to seek out information about the country.
CHANDRA: Rhodes to prestige
Should Yale really celebrate a student’s ability to massage his own ego? Should it highlight its most brazenly and successfully prestige-seeking students?
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