Elizabeth Miles
Contributing Reporter
Author Archive
The Party Chairman and the Priest

Manship and Romano came to the event with very different visions for the next four years. Both are invested in the issue of immigration: Romano, the product of a working family who idolizes the traditional concept of the “American dream” in which anyone can work their way up, and Manship, the spiritual leader who was once arrested while defending the rights of minority shop owners against the police. They agree that the American political dialogue has been devastated by an unwillingness to listen — but they chalk that up to very different factors on both sides.

A week in the White House

As the Trump administration makes its policy plans clear, groups invested in reproductive rights and immigrant rights have begun a four-year fight.

The Waterbury Derby

Derby is a sport, a test of strategic skill and strength, nothing more. It has its own culture, but defies those who have never stepped inside Roller Magic to define its players. Derby breaks down the boxes women conform to, of athletic girl or high-heeled weakling, aggressive or motherly, strong or petite. For derby girls, an “or” is a limit. Perhaps, its players consider derby feminist because the sport refuses to impose any limitations on women — their image, their dreams, or their ability to knock each other down and sell cupcakes to fundraise.

Examining the 80 percent

When Trump closed his eyes, shook his head and called Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman,” he appears to have underestimated how many women had yet to cast their ballots.

I am (nasty) woman, hear me roar

In response to Clinton’s jab about his undisclosed tax returns, Republican nominee Donald Trump delivered one of his trademark interruptions. Shaking his head, as if to say “what a shame,” he branded his opponent with a now-viral phrase: nasty woman.

Black Lives Matter New Haven urges local action

In the park behind Lincoln-Bassett School in Newhallville, roughly 70 Elm City residents gathered Monday night for a rally and community chat organized by Black […]

Lend me your ears

Shadowed by rock walls ten times the height of a man, they spotted a watertight, leathery black bag. Inside were seven cassette tapes.

Speaking Out

“My amazing psychologist knows that she is willfully violating your rules.” Caroline Posner ’17, buoyed by members of a nodding audience, challenged a panel of administrators, including Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway. She explained that she had long since passed the 12-session limit imposed by MH&C.

Robert Lane: The Timid Rebel

On a Saturday morning, Robert Lane greets me at the door of the Whitney Center in Hamden. It’s a quiet, beige-colored assisted living community, but when either Lane or his friend Stan must move to let the other pass with his walker, I can’t help but think of the Wild West. They stare each other down for a bit, but then both move aside, laughing. “Stan looks good — and he’s 99!” Lane remarks.

Meet Me at Baker Street

“Most people think Sherlock Holmes is real. About 60 percent. And we can’t tell them no,” says Carmen, a Victorian maid at 221B Baker St. […]

What Would James Franco Do? On Learning, Teaching, Acting — and North Korea

A week after his departure, earnest, bright-eyed freshmen are still camped outside my English 125 class, far earlier than I am, trying to see if […]