Allison Chen
Staff Reporter
Author Archive
Institutional Illness

“We are tired,” echoed across Cross Campus last week as students and faculty members gathered at a rally in support of survivors of sexual assault […]

Yale 120: Reading and Writing the Modern Student

Need a Writing credit? “Reading and Writing the Modern Essay” (ENGL 120) may sound like a boring title, but don’t be fooled. While other introductory […]

Shakesqueer: Tybalt and Mercutio Fall in Love in Verona

Step aside, Romeo and Juliet—there’s another star-crossed couple in Verona. On the fringes of a most iconic love story, another hidden romance blooms between the […]

Little Ghosts

Cars whizz by, people hustle on, nearly every crevice in the world begins to look more and more homogenous. Opened on April 1, “Ghosts of […]

Model Nutmeg: Combating Gun Violence in Connecticut

“Shame on you,” chanted high school students from Florida to lawmakers who refused to make gun control policy reform after yet another school shooting. This […]

No More Don Juans

“He’s a Don Juan, yes he is!” With Tinder hookups and casual canoodling on the dance floor, we are far from the 19th century near-universal […]

Returning Stolen Beauty

This is Quinnipiac land. The Quinnipiac tribe, that is. Look beyond the fog of your condensed breath — at the lace-like, Connecticut tree branches, at […]

A Tale of Two Dheepans

When you flee a war-torn country, it is not pretty. There is nothing Hollywood about the refugee crisis nor its aftermaths, which is why “Dheepan” […]

The Hardest Year

It was medicine for our hearts. They finished a poem about Orlando, Florida, and nobody clapped because our faces were wet and our hands were […]

Ibsen Against the Mob // Allison Chen

The majority is stupid. At least that’s what Henrik Ibsen conveys in his play “An Enemy of the People,” currently showing at the Yale Repertory […]

A Red Resistance // Allison Chen

Lesbian love affairs and anti-Communist motifs animate Anchee Min’s novel, “Red Azalea,” which was banned in China shortly after its publication in 1994. A celebrated […]