POSNER: Beyond “stupidity”
When the benefits of hard drug use outweigh the potential risks for an informed, intelligent student, it signals dissatisfaction with an emotional or social status quo.
PALERM: Almost-senior blues
Senior year at Yale is a huge exercise in treating oneself; to a certain extent, it seems like an opportunity to take a year of self-analysis and reflection.
STERN: Dear prefrosh
Let’s get something out of the way: Yale is the best school in the world. Absolutely. Bar none.
BLACKMON: Don’t index us to unaffordability
Regardless of whom you vote for in the runoff election for Yale College Council president, your candidate of choice supports the idea of indexing the student income contribution portion of Yale’s financial aid package to a consistent standard that would make future increases in the SIC predictable from year to year.
ROSEN: Time for change
The groundwork for progress on the issues students care about has been laid. Next semester will reveal whether administrators are serious about changing their policies in response to student criticism.
AROUTIOUNIAN: Salmon, not pink
Yale is full of middle and upper middle class kids who resemble young, fit, hungry dogs: They’ve tasted meat for the first time, and their eyes have a crazed intensity about them.
HOLMES: The mutual friend crush
We all have, or have had, our fair share of friend crushes, some debilitating in their intensity, some more casual and light-hearted.
HALL-PALERM: Put aside the competition
Every single time someone around us attains something, no matter how irrelevant it is to our interests, most students’ first reaction is anything but excitement.
ROSEN: An admissions experiment
It’s good to see a well-respected institution acknowledging that the current college application system is flawed. It may not have found the perfect solution, but proposing an alternative is a good start.