Dara Lind
At college, break with past sometimes permanent

The death of Yale School of Drama student Pierre-Andre Salim DRA ’09 wasn’t much of a news event for undergraduates, but it was difficult not […]

Innovation, not column space, will solve speech crisis

Last Friday, the News’ View sounded the alarm regarding a “speech crisis” on Yale’s campus. Regardless of the nature of the “crisis,” a hotly contested […]

With Elm City ID, identity subsumes community

Yesterday marked the kickoff of New Haven Solidarity Week, Yale’s contribution to the Elm City Resident Card program. It was also Guy Fawkes Day, celebrated […]

Without Old Blue code, Yale students flounder socially

I spent enough time reading online message boards last week to come to this conclusion: most viewers of “America’s Next Top Model” think its producers […]

YPD magnifies petty crimes, ignores threats

I’m glad my parents aren’t coming to Parents’ Weekend. As much as I envy my friends who are getting taken out to Ibiza on someone […]

In liberal arts wager, odds are against us

My late-shopping-period course-selection anxiety disappeared during a moment in a seminar last week, upon hearing the second most insulting thing I’ve ever heard from a […]

Strategic ‘toolishness’ doesn’t suit Levin

I don’t usually have a problem with nouns used as verbs, but I never want to hear the word “networking” again. In Washington, D.C., where […]

Stage weapon ban insults Yale community

We are frustrated and saddened by Dean Trachtenberg’s recent decision to ban the use of realistic stage weapons on campus. We believe that this decision, […]

Elections raise questions of quantity, quality

Four Yale alumni may have competed for the presidency of the United States in 2004, but according to early “buzz,” only one Yale student will […]

Slacker or not, you should love what you do

Last week, I was finally introduced to the music of the up-and-coming New York band Harlem Shakes, most of whose members are Yale ’06, and […]

YCC, administration are good complements

When I first heard about the middle-school-themed “Crushes and Chaperones” dance held by the Committee for Campus-wide Activities last weekend, I smirked. No one would […]