Chris Tillen
Staff Reporter
Chris is an associate beat reporter for Student Life. He is a freshman in Morse studying Ethics, Politics, and Economics.
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Students organize phone-banking campaign to advocate for ceasefire

From Jan. 29 through Feb. 9, students spent seven days tabling in the Schwarzman Rotunda encouraging people to call Representative Rosa DeLauro and push her to support a ceasefire in Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza.

Yale Hospitality cuts number of Black History Month dinners from nine to four nights

Yale Hospitality wrote to the News that the change was made to reduce long lines in the dining halls, yet the News spoke with four students who voiced their disappointment in the decision.

Students organize ‘Let’s Talk About Israel’ table

In the fall, students organized a “Let’s Talk About Israel” table on Cross Campus. This semester, the table has moved to the rotunda of the Schwarzman Center, with the goal of engaging Yalies in conversation about Israel’s ongoing war in Gaza against Hamas.

Right-wing Israeli politician Simcha Rothman visits Shabtai, ignites protest 

On Wednesday, Jan. 24, the Jewish society Shabtai hosted Simcha Rothman, a controversial Israeli politician who is a member of Israel’s far-right religious zionist party and chair of the constitution, law and justice committee within the Knesset, Israel’s legislature. The event — which was not publicly advertised — was protested by Israeli Yale community members and New Haven residents.

Ruby Bridges addresses a packed Woolsey Hall for 2024 MLK Commemoration

In the second consecutive year of in-person MLK commemorations since the COVID-19 pandemic, Ruby Bridges discussed her personal experiences, highlighting the need for educational equality and breaking harmful cycles of hate.

Martin Luther King Jr. events bring programming to both Yale and New Haven

For the second consecutive year, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee organized in-person programming throughout January, including a speaker event with Ruby Bridges.

Lā Kūʻokoʻa: Native Hawaiian Students organize week of events celebrating Hawaiian culture and independence

Members of the recently founded Indigenous Peoples of Oceania organization held Lā Kūʻokoʻa — Hawai'ian Independence Day — celebrations throughout the week.

How to stunt on those Harvard Hardos

As The Game approaches, there is one burning question on all of our minds: what will I wear? Whether your goal is to impress a […]

Fenichel discusses how to use economics to promote environmental goals in federal legislation

On Nov. 15, the Yale Peabody Museum and the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies hosted Professor Eli Fenichel in “Connecting Environment and Economy,” the fall edition of the Edward P. Bass distinguished lecture series.

Buttery workers reflect on wages, staffing after Trumbull introduces pay

This academic year, following a policy reevaluation by Trumbull’s new Head of College, the Trumbull Buttery began to pay all its workers — moving away from staffing the buttery with unpaid volunteers.

Fall Fashion that Unites and Excites

Upon arriving at Yale as a bushy eyed first-year, I wasn’t just shocked by the sheer size of Econ 115 or the crushing weight of taking French. While adrift in the sea of humanity flowing out of Marsh lecture hall, I noticed bit by bit that there was not a single bad outfit. Somehow, nearly 500 Yalies had decided that they would pull out a solid fit to attend our 1 p.m. lecture.

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