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.
BLACKMON: What’s a white person to do?
I give my thoughts here from the perspective of a white American who lives in an overwhelmingly white part of the South in the hopes that others in similar settings might find how I have proceeded helpful.
SYDNEY: Thank yous, noted
On the wall next to my bed, I’ve pinned up a thank you note from my best friend from high school that may actually be the best love letter anyone will ever write me.
KIM: Not the solution
Do I think that abandoning affirmative action — that “forgetting” about race in the application process — is the route colleges ought to take? In short, no.
MORRIS: Big farma’s drug abuse
Antibiotic effectiveness is a very precious national resource that should not be squandered. It is part of the commons that we all rely on for our health and well-being.
MEDANSKY: A not so modest proposal
Increasing access to Yale’s body of knowledge and resources is a noble goal, but any push to increase the size of the college must be weighed against its consequences, from educational costs of increased course sizes to social costs of larger clubs to literal cost-cutting measures.
STERN: Yale’s one percent
I’m calling on President Levin, Vice President Lorimer, Chief Investment Officer David Swensen and others to donate the massive bonuses back to Yale.
HALL-PALERM: Poise under pressure
In one of my classes, the professors attack our presentations with indiscriminate ruthlessness. It’s an important experience, one that makes me think whether I’m learning how to think for myself or whether I’ve been succeeding through pandering my instructors.
TRAMONTE: Defined by opposition
It doesn’t take the monumentality of a national election to realize we make the majority of our decisions based not on what we want but rather on what we don’t want.