Ben Mallet
Contributing Reporter
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MALLET: Champions among us

Back home in Britain, universities make little to no effort to recruit athletes and college sports rarely extend beyond intramural tournaments and drinking games. One […]

MALLET: Activist bubbles

Next time you’re asked to sign a petition to further a measure you would directly benefit from, take a moment to ask why that effort isn’t being directed elsewhere. The next time you notice an abstract concept is being used as a catalyst for protest, ask why the protest isn’t focused on much bigger problems than metaphors.

MALLET: Lessons from Brexit

As it turned out, the democratic will of the British people was too much even for James Bond and his colleagues. By early next morning, Britain had voted to leave the EU, defying pundits’ expectations.

MALLET: A historic Ward 1 candidacy

The combination of these three narratives meant that a real discussion took place about Yale’s relationship with New Haven, its politics and its future — and we are incredibly proud to have been the catalyst for that discourse.