Amelia Nierenberg
Staff Columnist
Author Archive
NIERENBERG: The Tahoe class

There are two groups of students at Yale: The Tahoe Class, and those who have come to Yale, for the most part, to join the […]

NIERENBERG: Mediocre man-sex

Men at Yale are overwhelmingly underwhelming in bed. Far too many Yale women have a few good conversations with a guy and feel a real […]

NIERENBERG: Whose public sphere?

For the first time in a year, I’m on the other side of this page, a columnist again after serving as opinion editor. I’ve watched […]

NIERENBERG: Want to want

In my last column of the year, I want to make a confession: For a while, I wanted to be an Ethics, Politics and Economics major.

NIERENBERG: I don’t know

Come with me to Ms. Yun’s notoriously difficult ninth-grade "Intensive Biology" class, 8:30 a.m. It’s the first period of my first day of high school, and I’m nervous. I have the perfect triumvirate of cool things to broadcast my smart-but-edgy persona: bootcut jeans, side bangs and thick black eyeliner. I’m not about to be vulnerable.

NIERENBERG: Soft-boy hardball

At lunch this week, my friend shoved her phone across the table at me. She had just received a text from a male friend that […]

NIERENBERG: Close to home

The loneliness of summer — adult loneliness, perhaps — is a completely different breed. In fact, it bears almost no resemblance to Yale’s version of loneliness.

NIERENBERG: Money talks

One of my all-time favorite movies, “All the President’s Men,” offers the best advice I’ve ever received as a journalist: Follow the money.

NIERENBERG: Master of none

The time has come to resolve the debate about “master.”

NIERENBERG: Take back your night

The annual Take Back the Night Speak Out, held Friday afternoon on Cross Campus, stands as an opportunity for us to engage in a community project of care.


As we get midterm grades back and look ahead to finals, many of us start crunching numbers. What percentage of our final grade will depend on this problem set? What about the midterm essay? How do I get an A in this class? Well, you’re at Yale, where your class is probably curved, your professor is probably lenient and you probably know how much reading you actually need to do. With Yale’s grade inflation epidemic, you’ll be just fine.