Sick Humor

Like many wars, Lacey’s began with a single shot. In Atlanta, Georgia, in October 2009, Lacey Brady hopped onto her doctor’s exam table to receive a routine vaccination. The vaccination should have provoked her immune system to create defenses against the weakened virus, but Lacey’s immune system misfired, targetin g part of her brain and […]


The F-Word

Growing up in rural Virginia, I didn’t think much about feminism. To me, feminists were plump women with coiffed hair and suffragette sashes, women from a bygone era depicted in sepia photographs in history books. I didn’t meet a real live feminist until I was 16. The cosmopolitan center of my childhood was Richmond, a […]


American Bodies

Nadia Ali had never left Baghdad. But in 2005, as she watched the city skyline fade into the distance, she knew that she would never go back to Iraq. She left behind her childhood home, her books and photographs, her friends, her aging parents. Her husband, Mohammed, left behind his job as a professor and […]


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Guest Column

“Dr. Faustus” director discusses Gertrude Stein, identity crises

On Tuesday, Gertrude Stein’s 1938 play “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” opened at the Iseman Theater. Based on the German myth of a man named Faust who sells his soul to the devil in return for unlimited knowledge, the play deals with issues of identity, ego, good and evil. Director Lileana Blain-Cruz DRA ’12, who […]


Discrimination lingers in post-9/11 era

A decade after the Sept. 11 attacks, Yale students are still discussing their effect on the way minorities are perceived in the United States. The South Asian Society at Yale, in collaboration with the Yale Chaplain’s Office and two other student groups, held a forum Monday night for reflection on racial profiling in the post-9/11 […]


Environmentalism rally held on Green

“Fossils are friends — not fuel,” read one of dozens of cardboard signs that Yale and Wesleyan students toted across the New Haven Green on Saturday for Moving Planet Day. The event, whose purpose was to encourage Connecticut to move beyond fossil fuels, was a part of a larger effort organized by, an international […]