Yale has its own standards of politeness.
March 31, 2016
One of my friends from high school dated a really-not-nice guy. Let’s call my friend Mary. That’s how Mary describes that two-year period of her life: “I dated a really-not-nice guy.” And he was an objectively really-not-nice guy — he rarely tipped over 10 percent, he used to pull his dog by the leash to hurry up the walk and, as you’ve probably guessed, did some really-not-nice things to my friend.
March 10, 2016
This past Tuesday, coincidentally Super Tuesday, I voted. Unlike many Americans, I did not cast my ballot to help determine our future president. No, instead I voted for local elections at the Wexler-Grant Community School in Dixwell, casting my ballot in Ward 22.
March 3, 2016
As the end of February draws nigh, sophomores and juniors start facing the age-old question: to live on- or off-campus?
February 25, 2016
We need to donate our time, as much — if not more — than our money.
February 18, 2016
On Sunday, America will celebrate Valentine’s Day: the only expression of “love” less romantic than a third-wife prenup.
February 11, 2016
“Just be graceful, and it will all work itself out."
February 4, 2016
This year for my birthday, I received a card that told me to “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching.” Being the cynical pseudo-socialist that I am, my first reaction was to grumble about this mass-produced and distinctly American emotional trope.
January 28, 2016
For the past week, dining hall conversations have followed a standard script: break was fine, but it's good to be back. A squirmy justification follows — an apology for being unproductive but for enjoying that unproductivity. Perhaps, a quip from my professor sums it up best: “I needed a break from break.”
January 21, 2016
Imagine you are a duck. Seriously, imagine it. Imagine Yale as a pond, a big, big pond. Turn your little duck-head, and look with your […]
December 10, 2015
Inevitably, Thanksgiving with the family is a holiday of questions. What’s your major? What are you ever going to do with that? Where’s your boyfriend? […]
December 2, 2015