HERBERT: Caroling for the calendar
I call upon the members of Yale College to join us on Beinecke Plaza today at 3 p.m. for caroling in support of the YCC’s calendar initiative.
HARVEY: Why our hands are still up
People of color in this country perpetually live with their hands up, incessantly trying to prove themselves equal citizens worthy of respect. We defend ourselves against racialized police brutality, a result of deeply rooted discrimination within the political and justice systems.
STANFORD: A lack of leadership
Worldwide supporters of Palestinian resistance, including those at Yale, need to make sure their message excludes violence, and be sure to condemn violent actions when they occur, rather than waiting to condemn an Israeli response.
EZE: The perils of scalping
Scalping contradicts the inclusive spirit of this campus. While scalpers themselves are not bad people, the practice takes advantage of students’ desire to engage in campus traditions.
LI: Breaking the divide
As a tennis player, I think I can speak for most athletes and say that we greatly admire and respect fellow students, but it hurts to hear comments stigmatizing the athletic community.
PILLSBURY: Smells like school spirit
The football team fought hard in Cambridge last week. They battled every play and never gave up. It was the best game of college football I’ve seen in a long time.
KOHRMAN: The other stories
Amid heightened attention to sexual assault, we must remember that these misdeeds do not always unfold as variations of the same story. The antagonists are not always men, and the victims are not always women.
GREENBERG: The worst Friday
Consumerism and excess are attractive to the global elite for the same reasons they are attractive to Yale University, for the same reasons they are attractive to Black Friday shoppers. Consumption is driven by status, recognition and instant gratification.
CAYWOOD: Keep sending those letters
Recruitment can empower students who attend schools lacking a college-going culture to apply — not just to Yale, but also to college in general.
GARCIA-KENNEDY: Action beyond awareness
I’ve begun to notice a disappointing trend. Some activists at Yale seem more concerned with raising awareness than actually engaging with their chosen causes.