Brian Zhang
Staff Reporter
Brian Zhang is Arts editor of the Yale Daily News and the third-year class president at Yale. Previously, he covered student life for the University desk. His writing can also be found in Insider Magazine, The Sacramento Bee, BrainPOP, New York Family and uInterview. Follow @briansnotebook on Instagram for more!
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What I saw in the water

Everything we say is a draft, and it never comes out the way we want it to on our first try.  I never believed that […]

Jenny Wang talks mental health and Asian identity

On March 9, psychologist and author Jenny Wang visited Yale to give two talks on mental health and Asian identities, a lunch conversation at the AACC and then an evening one at 53 Wall St.

Comedian D’Lo talks queer representation at Pan Asian American Heritage Month kickoff

In a Q&A panel following his skit, queer and transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American comedian D’Lo opened up about how he uses the arts to advocate for the value of emotional vulnerability.

“Professor Robin Fierce”: RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant visits Yale Law School

Drag queen Robin Fierce came to the Yale Law School on Tuesday evening for a children’s book reading and discussion with students about the current political animosity against drag culture.

James Pennington, first Black student at Yale, posthumously named GPSS senator

A new proposal by the Graduate and Professional Students Senate is officially calling on Yale to grant Pennington a posthumous degree, as well as inducting him as a senator and displaying a portrait of him in Gryphon’s Pub.

Title IX retaliation policies prevent clubs from expelling alleged assailants

Retaliation prohibition policies under Title IX can prevent University-funded student organizations from expelling students accused of sexual assault from their membership.

FGLI faculty to mentor students in revived campus program

Campus student groups are joining together to restore a program that connects low-income students to faculty members from similar backgrounds.

Students push for guaranteed religious accommodations as new housing process takes effect

The new Yale College housing process prevents students from posing requests for religious and cultural accommodations to their respective residential college deans or chaplain’s offices.

South Asian Youth Initiative Conference returns to Yale

The 2023 South Asian Youth Initiative Conference, or SAYI, featured performances, panels, speeches and meals that celebrated South Asian identity and diversity.

YCC extracurricular grant sparks conversation on club accessibility for FGLI Students

A $10,000 Yale College Council grant for first generation, low income students covers extracurricular-related expenses not accommodated for by the University Safety Net program.

Emily Bernard reads from “Black is the Body” at Beinecke Library

Emily Bernard gave a reading at Yale University on Wednesday evening, giving insight into some of her most vulnerable, personal pieces.