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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Masking reduces probability of childcare program closure, Yale researchers find

A new study from Yale researchers found that childcare programs that implemented masking policies were less likely to close over the course of the pandemic.

The landscape of homelessness in New Haven is changing. Here are some ways the city is trying to help.

Here are how three Connecticut social program agencies — the Connection, the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen and the Youth Continuum — have been helping the homeless population in New Haven.

Poetry in the Dark: The Story of Wazhma Sadat

Blanketed windows. Smuggled books. Huddled with parents and six older siblings around a lamp, listening to Persian poetry. For five-year-old Wazhma Sadat, this was what […]

Yale study finds unvaccinated pregnant women may be at risk for additional COVID-19 complications

During a Jan. 12 press conference, Marna Borgstrom, CEO of Yale New Haven Health – among other health professionals – urged pregnant women to get vaccinated to avoid potential health complications during pregnancy and delivery.

Dominguez retires from NHPD following 20-year career, city begins national search for successor

After the Board of Alders rejected her nomination to be the city's permanent police chief, Interim NHPD Chief Renee Dominguez announced her retirement from the New Haven Police Department during a Friday press conference.

ZHANG: My Monster Best Friend

The evening I saw Times Square from the top of Dad’s shoulders, I promised myself that this was the New York City I would always […]

Victory lap on electric bus celebrates new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

On Monday afternoon, city politicians celebrated the enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, culminating their speeches in a victory lap on an electric bus.

That feeling with so much color: Coffee with New Haven’s Homeless Residents

Going Home. Sometimes, it’s as straightforward as diving into bed and pulling up our favorite Netflix show, as instinctive as tossing away our jackets the […]

Yale Program in Addiction Medicine and The Hartford pilot effort to train medical workers to combat addiction stigma

In light of an ongoing opioid crisis, which is being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hartford announced a collaboration with the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine to train medical workers on better combating addiction, pain management and stigma.

Dixwell’s Q-House, beloved community center, reopens after 18 years

On Nov. 6, leaders and partners of Dixwell’s Q-House hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopened community center that ended in public tours of the new building.

Ribbon cutting at Wooster Square coffee shop celebrates resilience of small businesses during pandemic

On Thursday at noon, Mayor Justin Elicker joined other city leaders and Wooster Square neighborhood residents in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Chidi Onukwugha’s coffee shop, Kaiyden’s.