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The Politics of Pop Music: Slava Vakarchuk

March 6, 2015 • 0
Slava Vakarchuk is a modern ‘renaissance man.’ Frequently called Ukraine’s #1 pop star, he is the lead singer and front-man of Okean Elzy, Ukraine’s most successful post-Soviet rock band. He has also had political influence in his country, participating in both the Orange Revolution of 2004 and 2013-14’s Maidan Movement.
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Speaking Out

February 27, 2015 • 0
“My amazing psychologist knows that she is willfully violating your rules.” Caroline Posner ’17, buoyed by members of a nodding audience, challenged a panel of administrators, including Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway. She explained that she had long since passed the 12-session limit imposed by MH&C.
Freakier than a satanic pentagram!

Can I Get Your Number?

February 13, 2015 • 0
I discovered my superpower thanks to the Enneagram, a test that can sort anyone into one of nine personality profiles. Like the other, more famous Myers-Briggs (which basically every corporation and private school in America now uses), the Enneagram promises that we can be explained, boxed up in ostensibly unique, yet totally generalized, packages.
Happy birthday, Shubert!

100 Starlit Years, a Bright Tomorrow

February 6, 2015 • 0
Twenty-five years ago, my mother had one of her first adult jobs working in the development office of the Shubert Theater, the New Haven landmark that stands next to the Taft Apartments on College Street.
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Beyond the Books

January 16, 2015 • 0
It is Alex Carrillo’s ’16 first time. He hands his two frayed hardbacks to Renate Recknagel, who takes record of them and tells him he can keep them for two weeks. Carrillo asks when the books were last checked out. “1969,” Recknagel replies, nonchalant.
Let's paint the town crimson!

Diary of a Harvard Freshman

November 21, 2014 • 0
(The following is excerpted from a sad, sad diary found on the bathroom floor of a Harvard freshman dorm, atop a pile of empty Adderall bottles.)
"It literally turned me off."

American historical mythologies: Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick

October 17, 2014 • 0
You run into two problems: One, that people know almost no history, and secondly, that the little bit they do know is usually wrong.
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A House Divided

October 3, 2014 • 0
On a rain-drenched day at the end of April, hundreds of umbrellas clustered together, damp GESO flyers littered the mass. Hundreds of graduate student union supporters gathered to present a petition to the Yale administration asking for official recognition. One of the main tenets of their proposal was increased “fairness and transparency in graduate employment” — something that GESO President Aaron Greenberg GRD ’18 said Yale has already followed through on.
That cubicle life.

A “Rendezvous” Through Cubicles

September 12, 2014 • 0
The McKnight Crosby, Jr. Gallery is either the art gallery with the most office supplies, or the best decorated small middle-management office in America.

Toad’s in France

September 5, 2014 • 0
It is Friday night here at La Plage, a Bordeaux nightclub boasting five separate dance floors. Clutching the hands of my travel companions, I squeeze through the thudding labyrinth. We press on into the Third Room (the Third Circle of Hell, perhaps), a cube that backs into a massive shrine to our god, the DJ. »
She was a good devoshka.

Back in Russia

February 7, 2014 • 0
“Zhili byli.” This phrase, the traditional opening of a Russian fairytale, opens “The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls” by Meg Miroshnik. And, like the often-gruesome myths that follow, it promises no happy ending, no enchantment: “They lived, they were.”