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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FGLI Community Initiative introduces student ambassador office hours

A new office hours program tailored for first-generation, low-income students has sparked conversation on the role of mentorship at Yale.

Lunarfest returns as New Haven enters Year of the Rabbit

The return of New Haven’s in-person Lunarfest brought a sense of belonging for some, while others commented on the challenges of celebrating Lunar New Year far away from loved ones.

Blurbs: New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve never been a New Year’s Resolution type of gal. It’s just not for me — picking some aspect of my life that I want […]

A “Symphony of Brotherhood”: Martin Luther King III Speaks at MLK Day Commemoration

The first in-person MLK Day commemoration in three years featured a conversation with Martin Luther King III on trauma, education barriers and youth participation in government.

Yale Mock Trial Association talks diversity, club culture before spring season

At the heart of the Yale Mock Trial Association leadership efforts this year are diversity and team culture.

“Today, I am Dr. Hamid”: School of Medicine faculty protest against executions of Iranian protesters

On Dec. 15, faculty members at the Yale School of Medicine stood in blindfolds to amplify the story of a doctor who was believed to be executed for attending an anti-government protest.

Shervin Dehmoubed ’25 deemed Forbes 30 Under 30

Shervin Dehmoubed’s revolutionary project combating unsustainable delivery packaging earned him a spot in this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 list under Manufacturing & Industry category.

Students debut arts celebration at Tsai City

This Friday, 68 undergraduate artists will showcase their work at the Yale Visual Artists Collective’s debut showcase with Tsai City. Come for art, artists, jazz and French-Asian pastries.

Navigating financial aid as an FGLI Student at Yale’s graduate and professional schools

What does the graduate school experience look like for first-generation, low-income students at Yale?

PROFILE: A night out with body activist Betty Kubovy-Weiss ’25

Betty Kubovy-Weiss talks awkward nights out, party culture and body activism.

Program to donate formal attire and winter wear for Yale FGLI students in California

Joanne Siu ’90 started a clothing drive slated to happen this January, in hopes of helping first-generation, low-income students at the University access formal attire and winter coats.