HEDIN: Trading time for cards
Deciding to devote a couple of hours to a game with friends is like saying “you’re important, you matter and I would rather spend time with you than do my reading for class tomorrow.”
WANG: Navigating cultural identity
Attention and financial support from Yale can improve at least the physical appearance and accessibility of the AACC and other centers.
BAITIE: Fulfilling the good
Give not because Yale is perfect, but because it is a place worth making better for others to come.
AMBROSE: Bring meritocracy to Model UN
Whenever boasting to friends that I never engaged in a high school extracurricular designed to pad my college resume, I secretly harbored a major exception: Model United Nations, the simulation of international diplomacy and coalition-building that engrosses thousands of young adults across the globe.
KHALESSI: What would Rumi say?
It is difficult to explain how a parking dispute would lead a person to conduct a brutal execution-style killing of three people.
ANONYMOUS: Unfulfilled promise
In many areas of student life, satisfying most people is sufficient. If most people are satisfied with the dining hall food, the University succeeds. If most people are happy with their living arrangements, that seems pretty good. But “most” doesn’t cut it for mental health. I don’t know the statistics, but I’d hazard a guess that not even “most” people get the help they want.
LEE: We are not MIT
Realize that if you come to Yale for STEM, you will fight for your education.
CAGE: God and money
To people of Christian faith, Jesus is crying out. For the sake of our neighbors everywhere – for future generations and the global poor – we must act urgently on climate change.