Opinion | 10:28 am | January 22, 2013 | By Jennifer Gersten, Scott Remer, and Scott Stern

Forum: Inauguration

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

From President Obama’s second inaugural address to Beyoncé’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” yesterday’s inauguration ceremony was filled with moments both historical and .GIF-worthy. In this edition of the YDN Forum, our contributors weigh in on the speeches and symbols that remained in their thoughts long after the crowds on the National Mall thinned. Scott »

Opinion | 11:32 am | January 17, 2013 | By Jennifer Gersten and Scott Stern

Forum: Shopping Period


With shopping period upon us, students are scrambling to assemble that perfect schedule of seminars, lectures and sections. In this edition of the News’ Forum, our contributors chronicle the ups and downs of this important Yale tradition. Scott Stern, Staff Blogger | Sophomore in Branford College Shopping period is stressful. As someone who is currently »

Opinion | 3:24 pm | December 10, 2012 | By Sam Telzak

TIME CAPSULE: A more stressful calendar

In January of 2011, a YDN guest columnist argued that the new academic calendar would be more stressful for students. Was Sam right? Email opinion@yaledailynews.com with a 200-300 word letter to respond. On Monday, President Richard C. Levin and Dean Mary Miller announced the adoption of a number of substantial changes to the Yale College »

Opinion | 9:28 pm | November 27, 2012 | By Cristo Liautaud, Xiuyi Zheng, and Scott Stern

Forum: International Affairs

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

With the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, continuing discussion of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s comments on the Benghazi attacks and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s announcement of new powers, international issues have dominated recent news. What do you think the most important international event was over the past week? Hear from our columnists in the Yale Daily News Forum: »

Opinion | 10:23 pm | November 26, 2012 | By Jackson McHenry

MCHENRY: Updating My Status

Do you get Facebook spam? Mark Zuckerberg wants to know.

In response to changes in Facebook’s guidelines, I am updating my status to declare that, without my consent, it will be illegal to disseminate my witty status updates, my wall posts about the James Bond movie and especially not that photo album from that one party last week. For commercial use, my signature – No. »