HEDIN: A drop in the ocean
I’m not flying home for October break because I want to explore my own relationship with climate change more thoroughly. I want to discover how invested I really am in reducing carbon emissions.
CAYWOOD: Wearing “Y”
While we might hesitate to express school pride, wearing a Y sweater gives us a sense of ownership of our University.
HERBERT: Why YCC?
This year, I will do everything I can to make the YCC as accessible and accountable as possible.
EKEN: Deresiewicz’s Irony
I could not admit that I was trying to satisfy everyone else. I could not tell anyone that I just wanted to match my teachers’ expectations. Most importantly, I could not admit to myself that I was addicted to the feeling of accomplishment.
SILVER: Reimagining public office
I fear that the way we talk about our public servants here at Yale is turning off all but the most ruthlessly ambitious people from careers in public service.
This faith is special without being exceptional. We may feel it in our churches and synagogues, our mosques and temples, but it’s more than just a religious faith.
STEINBERG: Crime in the Elm City
Those of us living behind walls on campus put urban crime on the back burner and fail to realize that it may be closer to us than we think.
GLOWA: Looking past the march
Coming to Yale as a freshman this fall, my first day of college classes was marred by the announcement that our university had decided to ignore the voices of its students.
LAKE: Reinventing Colonialism
The designation of Africa as “the last frontier” ignores centuries of history and perpetuates the idea that the Western gaze is the only thing that can validate a whole continent’s existence.
AMBROSE: Retiring ‘Redskin’
The continued use of the Redskins’ name both represents and emboldens society’s claim to own the prejudicial term.