DANIELS: Just disconnect
A break from technology provides us with a breath of authenticity, pushing us to be more present and to find value in our immediate surroundings.
SYDNEY: Calm, cool, competent
Competency, perhaps, is what’s lost, or what’s harder to see, when we dedicate our time and energy to developing exceptional, specialized skills and ways of thinking.
KIM: Encourage language study
We should make the option of continuing a second language more accessible. By eliminating Friday L4 language classes, we would give upper-level language courses a fighting chance.
BLACKMON: Refuse to come out
When I saw several national organizations celebrate National Coming Out Day over the weekend, I couldn’t shake the feeling that we are going about it all wrong.
STERN: Farewell, grade deflation
Especially considering how close Yale came to almost enacting a similar — or even more draconian — grading policy two years ago, we should pay close attention to our neighbors to the south.
HALL-PALERM: Republicans are people, too
Somehow what is at stake in elections got completely and utterly lost in the fray. No one wants to talk to the voters about where they actually stand on issues, because that’s too contentious and complicated a topic to boil down into a bumper-sticker size.
TRAMONTE: Pursuing the present
Neither your future nor your success is guaranteed, so depriving yourself of simple pleasures, especially in college, is certainly no way to live.
QASIM: Let’s show up
When we show up for one another, we cultivate a University-wide sense of spirit.
DANIELS: A taste of hunger
If I was unable to do reading after half a day of fasting, how are children that go hungry for days on end expected to concentrate in school?