KIM: In the face of criticism
Beyond the murk and the controversies and the reactionary sentiments surrounding the tragedy, one particular aspect of the Charlie Hebdo attacks stands out to me: the courage it takes to express one’s views, and the value of such courage.
BLACKMON: The Pope I needed
Had I heard the “Habemus Papam” and watched Pope Francis lead Christianity in a new direction just a few years earlier, my life might have turned out differently.
GREENBERG: Please do the reading
Many of us will choose our courses for the semester with no intention of getting through all, or even the majority, of the assigned reading.
SIBARIUM: Learning to be good
A true moral education forces us to question every choice, habit and custom of daily life. In short, it concerns not only how we think, but how we act.
STERN: The Emporium DNA Prize
It seems to me that if the prize did not want to give a huge advantage to kids with money, it would not give any weight to the rarity or quality of the books, it would not privilege hardbacks over paperbacks and it would not mandate that collections be extracurricular.
HALL-PALERM: Challenging our convictions
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.
TRAMONTE: Baring it all
Those seeking a spectacle will always find one underneath the Saybrook flag at the end of the third quarter of the Yale-Harvard game. Responding to the rallying cry, “shoeessss!” the students remove their boots and derbies and wave them around in preparation for the Saybrook Strip.
AROUTIOUNIAN: For an end to columns
The proliferation of Wikipedia, other “free access, free content” sites and now smartphones will continue to revolutionize the way people around the world access information.
STERN: On gratitude
We should not express “gratitude” to Yale for allowing women through its ivy-covered gates. To discuss coeducation in such a reductive manner is to disregard both the work that went into forcing Yale to admit women and the continuing efforts toward gender equality on this campus.
DANIELS: Competing for stress
What we are seeking when we talk to our peers about our stress is not comfort or guidance but validation in the knowledge that our workload is more unmanageable than everybody else’s.