Caleb Dunson
Staff Columnist
Caleb Dunson is a first-year student in the college. He grew up in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, where he developed a passion for politics and entrepreneurship. Caleb often writes about politics, social justice, and identity, with an occasional foray into a new topic. In his free time, you can find Caleb running, reading, or scouring Netflix for a bingeable tv series.
Author Archive
DUNSON: Power and pride

It’s a tale as old as time, a powerful man undone by his own hubris. Still, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s swift collapse under […]

DUNSON: Defining justice

My rite of passage was not a grandiose event. It did not come with a celebration. There were no parties or gifts or anything of […]

DUNSON: Living up to our responsibility

When I sat down to write this column, I worried about being redundant, repeating what’s been said a million times. But some things are so […]

DUNSON: Treating students with dignity

Yale has shown that it does not care about its students or their opinions — at least not in the way it claims to. From […]

DUNSON: Expanding our solidarity

The Atlanta spa shooting that took place on Tuesday, March 16 was shocking, but not surprising. That a man could be so self-important, deluded and […]

DUNSON: The case for positivity

During the break I spent most of my time doomscrolling, listening to Billie Eilish and brooding in my room. The cruel Chicago winter kept me […]

DUNSON: Blackness and belonging

Just two years ago, I might’ve been killed by one of the University’s police officers, the same ones employed to protect me. Just three years […]

DUNSON: The choices we make

For nearly 250 years we allowed slavery to persist on this continent because it formed the backbone of our economy. During World War II we […]

DUNSON: Conspiracies on Capitol Hill

On Jan. 6, a mass of armed kooks, nuts and conspiracy theorists stormed Capitol Hill while Congress was inside, paraded around vandalizing offices and hallways […]

Reflections on My First Semester at Yale

Author’s note: This piece was written prior to Thanksgiving break 2020. It gets dark early now. At around 4 p.m. the beams of sunlight that […]

DUNSON: What to do when the world is crumbling

I used to love reading dystopian novels in middle school. “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent,” “The Maze Runner,” “Legend,” “The 5th Wave.” Wherever I went, at […]