WEEKEND | 4:12 pm | January 23, 2013 | By Kiki Ochieng

‘We the People’: Musings on a trip to the inauguration

The crowds gather in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration.

At 4 a.m. on Monday morning, in the dark parking lot of RFK Stadium, four buses full of Yalies awoke to make the trek downtown for the second inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama. Between the long Metro lines and security measures, I anticipated an arduous trip to the National »

WEEKEND | 6:29 pm | November 7, 2012 | By Kiki Ochieng

First Sandy, now snowy?

Yale blanketed in its first snowfall of the semester.

Today marks the first snowfall of the fall semester. Just a week and a half ago, the East Coast was hit by an unprecedentedly strong hurricane. These rapid weather changes and extreme conditions force us to contemplate the issue of climate change more actively. While the evidence linking global warming to hurricanes and intense winter »

WEEKEND | 3:50 pm | October 17, 2012 | By Kiki Ochieng

What the Nobel Peace Prize Means for the EU

EU flag

This is the first piece in Kiki Ochieng’s new WEEKEND Blog column, “Beyond Polls & Borders.” Watch her introduction to her writing series and focus here. Last Friday, in what some may have perceived as a curious choice, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union (EU) “for over »