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, […]
December 8, 2016
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.
September 21, 2015
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.
February 27, 2015
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.
February 2, 2015
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.
September 19, 2014
For students who choose residence off campus, street harassment might be the final frontier of a still-skewed sexual climate at Yale.
September 4, 2014
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.
April 24, 2014
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.
April 17, 2014
On a broad scale the secular community actively ignores the religious lives of our fellow Yalies rather than seeking to understand them.
April 10, 2014
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.
April 3, 2014
I’m working on distinguishing my relationship with food from an ideal of self-control deeply engrained in the Yale culture.
March 27, 2014