Emma Goldberg
Staff Columnist
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An organization on this campus has been accused of blatant racism. And, in the past, sexual harassment as well. In light of these allegations, we pose this question: Would you still attend a party or mixer at SAE?

GOLDBERG: Make it to the polls

Last week in section, my classmate mentioned a term I’d never heard before: Yalien. It was a nickname, she said, imparted to her by a local New Haven hairdresser. “Yaliens” — the breed of creatures that infiltrate the city for four years or so. They occasionally seek out haircuts but for the most part remain confined to their Gothic territory.

GOLDBERG: Don’t stomach injustice

It was May Day last year and Yale students were holed up in the libraries studying for finals. Distracted by the drama of essays and exams, few paid any notice to a stream of protesters weaving their way down Chapel Street.

GOLDBERG: Breadcrumbs and beginnings

As a child, my favorite Rosh Hashanah tradition was Tashlich.

GOLDBERG AND VILLARREAL: On the sexual misconduct report

Through our roles on the YCC and the Women’s Center board, we realized that there was a gap between students and administrators that we wanted to bridge.

GOLDBERG: On stolen phones

Anyone can go around pretending that their experience of New Haven doesn’t overlap with the stereotypes and textbook readings on town-gown tensions, but that only works for so long.

Destination: Clear Conscience

While we as Yalies can’t fancy ourselves saviors, neither can we write off spring break service trips as unproductive. To make it corny, they’re as much about reaching out as reaching in. They’re powerful, so long as we recognize that we’re often the ones served by our mission of service.

GOLDBERG: Bring Israel to center stage

Radio silence on Israel is no longer acceptable, particularly for a campus so attuned to matters of social justice.

GOLDBERG: Greek letters

We can take our superficial conversations about SAE’s letter and deepen them, using them to re-examine ourselves and our school culture.

GOLDBERG: Subvert the system

There’s a unique, particular kind of energy that comes from subversive activism, the kind accompanied by just a bit of antagonism.

GOLDBERG: Take a second look

Hearing even the story of one juvenile serving a life sentence highlights the importance of offering the chance for parole.