Alessia Degraeve
Staff Reporter
Alessia Degraeve covered student culture. She is an English major in the Saybrook College class of 2025.
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Poet Charles North reads at Jonathan Edwards College Tea

Head of College Paul North hosted his uncle, poet Charles North for Jonathan Edwards’ first in-person college tea since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

First-years reflect on inaugural year of mandatory pre-orientation programs 

First-year students spoke to the News about their experience with the inaugural Camp Yale pre-orientation programs, which are mandatory and free for all students for the first time ever.

I write because words are broken

Language defines everything, yet it captures nothing — it will never be enough, yet it is all we have.  When words are the lifeblood of […]

World’s youngest Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai delivers Silliman college tea

Malala Yousafzai told Yalies about her college experience, activist burnout and how she maintains everyday joy at a Silliman College tea on Tuesday.

Students reflect on changing travel plans, shortened spring recess

Spring recess was shortened from two weeks to one due to Omicron concerns during the winter. Students reflect on the way the one-week break affected their travel plans and ability to take a break during the semester.

Student organizations celebrate International Women’s Day

The Working Women’s Network and the Women’s Network at Yale each hosted events to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Yale students, faculty and government officials rally in solidarity with Ukraine

Hundreds of students, faculty and New Haven residents gathered in front of Sterling Memorial Library on Sunday to show their support for Ukraine in the […]

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23rd Frederick Douglass book award ceremony advocates for slavery studies in historical education

On Feb. 17, Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center awarded two co-winners, Marjoleine Kars and Vincent Brown, the annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize.

Anonymous app Librex abruptly shuts down after nearly three years of operation

Librex, a Yale start-up, unexpectedly shut down on Feb. 17. In its absence, students reflect on their experiences with the online anonymous community space.

Lunarfest 2022 centers around repairing COVID-driven disconnect within the city

In response to pandemic concerns, Lunarfest aims to rebuild a sense of community within New Haven.