Caroline Posner
Freshman in Berkeley College from Boca Raton, Florida.
POSNER: Where does it hurt?

Winter and grief came to me at the same time: the former in the shape of an early freeze in St. Petersburg, Russia; the latter, […]

POSNER: Treading lightly after loss

When I reflect on my time at Yale, I will divide my education into equal halves: the universe that included my friends Luchang and Tyler, and the universe that no longer does.

POSNER: In Yale parentis

The assertion that demanding a stronger mental health care system somehow equals entitlement or coddling blatantly undermines the scientific and academic consensus that mental illness is, like any illness, a biological pathology resulting from both genetic and environmental factors.

POSNER: Your campus on drugs

I will write about my mental illness and treatment until every Facebook friend and Twitter follower and classmate can recite the milligrams of Lexapro I swallow in the morning, if that’s what it takes.

POSNER: Quitting is a virtue

When we set up a model of behavior that understands and accepts — even welcomes — the conscientious choice to quit an extracurricular or leave a job, we create a climate that values student wellbeing, focus and passion over minimized sleep schedules and maximized resumes.

POSNER: A new frontier for sexual respect

For students who choose residence off campus, street harassment might be the final frontier of a still-skewed sexual climate at Yale.

POSNER: Beyond “stupidity”

When the benefits of hard drug use outweigh the potential risks for an informed, intelligent student, it signals dissatisfaction with an emotional or social status quo.

POSNER: Bring back the bake sale

Fundraising is not a cure-all, but asking organizations to be partly self-sufficient is a powerful budget tool. Yale student organizations, it’s time to bring back the bake sale.

POSNER: Losing my religion

On a broad scale the secular community actively ignores the religious lives of our fellow Yalies rather than seeking to understand them.

POSNER: Playing grown-up

As of late, I’ve felt acutely aware of my place on the bridge that traverses the gap between adolescence and adulthood — and it seems as if this metaphorical bridge is missing a few planks.

POSNER: The Yale diet

I’m working on distinguishing my relationship with food from an ideal of self-control deeply engrained in the Yale culture.