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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Yalies 4 Palestine launches Boycott, Divestments, Sanctions campaign

Yalies 4 Palestine is heralding a BDS campaign to put pressure on the University to end its contract with G4S, a leading British security company that provides services for Israeli prisons detaining Palestinian political prisoners.

Davenport formal canceled mid-event after students sneak in alcohol

This year’s Davenport College formal was canceled after the discovery of prohibited alcohol and underage drinking at the venue, though students may expect a replacement event in the spring.

Giulietta Boukhobza speaks on Libya’s Jewish community at Slifka Center event

Giulietta Boukhobza, a refugee from Libya, met with Yale students at the Slifka Center to recount her family’s forced exodus from Libya and impart advice for the younger Jewish generation.

Yale joins over 200 college campuses worldwide in rally for Iranian protestors

As protests in Iran continue, concerning mass human rights violations by the Iranian government, students at Yale rallied during a global day of action.

An “uplifting sisterhood”: Kaylin Mahal Smith ’25 talks pageantry and 2022 National Competitions

For Kaylin Mahal Smith ’25 and other contestants at last week’s National American Miss National Competition, the stage was a place of love, personal growth and inspiring stories.

Is the COVID-19 pandemic over? Yale experts weigh in

Affiliates at the Yale School of Public Health and political science department discuss whether the COVID-19 pandemic is truly over.

Journalist Rebecca Nagle discusses threats to the ICWA at Pierson College Tea

On Nov. 15, Rebecca Nagle, journalist and creator of the podcast “This Land,” spoke at a Pierson College tea about the ongoing threat to the Indian Child Welfare Act and media representations of Indigenous narratives.

University quietly removes meal voucher program for FGLI students staying on campus for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving break meal vouchers will no longer be provided for students on financial aid who are staying on campus.

“A space for Indigenous hope”: Student podcast seeks to change media representation of Indigenous narratives

Sunni Parisien ’25 is recharting the way media organizations approach Indigenous stories by centralizing diversity, imagination and changemaking.

Yale first Ivy to issue statement of solidarity with Iranian protestors

University President Peter Salovey condemned the Iranian government crackdowns on Nov. 9 in light of ongoing protests and heavy outcry from students and faculty.

FGLI student advocates pilot calculator loan program

A new YFAM program launched on Oct. 9 lends out calculators to students in need, aiming to decrease academic costs that students often describe as burdensome — a problem particularly acute in STEM courses.