Amy Xu
Contributing Reporter
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Jazz collective hosts quartet

New York–based saxophonist Chad Lefkowitz-Brown and his jazz quartet played at the Saybrook Underbrook on Friday, marking the opening of the Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective’s […]

Love Stories and Lettuce

In “Piedrafina,” a poem out of Pablo Neruda’s late “El Corazón Amarillo,” the narrator falls in love with a beautiful woman who looks like “a cherry/a sketch of a heart/a small crystal box.” She is the poem’s namesake, Piedrafina. The narrator quickly becomes infatuated with her, turning Piedrafina into the Nerudan equivalent of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl. No matter: Piedrafina loves the narrator regardless. Besides, two can play the narrator’s game. Of all things, he sadly notes, Piedrafina seems to love his nose — yes, his nose — the most.

Art thesis exhibition showcases 17 works

In this year’s undergraduate thesis exhibition, 17 senior art students explored the personal, the political, the cultural and the technological as well as the physical, the […]

State responds to bill limiting Title X

President Donald Trump signed a bill on April 13 allowing states to curb Title X funding to health centers that provide abortions. In response to […]

Local nonprofit teams up to create living shoreline

The Connecticut Fund for the Environment and New Haven put forth a proposal to create a living shoreline at East Shore Park, a coastal recreational […]

New Tim Snyder book gains popularity

A new book written by history professor Timothy Snyder, “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century,” is beginning to reach an audience outside academia. […]