Ethan Dodd
DODD: Don’t waste Yale on the chase for status

“Why Yale?” When I was asked this question at my alumni interview, I said something along the lines of, “The JE courtyard revived my childhood […]

Ted Cruz visits Yale to speak on free speech

In a live recording of his podcast Verdict, Ted Cruz and his co-host Michael Knowles spoke about freedom of speech and intellectual discourse on college […]

Yale Students Go On Blind Dates

On Valentines Day weekend eight Yale students were coupled into four pairs for a filmed, blind date hosted by the WKND desk of the YDN. […]

Yale First-Years Wage War in First Snow of 2022

When it snows for the first time each year, Yale’s First-Years gather on Old Campus for a snowball fight among the residential colleges, as is […]

Dodd: To be equal, we must first be strong

If there is a first rule of democracy, it should be this: strengthen your soul before resorting to politics. Simply put, mutual recognition of equality […]

Why are we here?

Made to choose between Zoom University or taking time off last year, many Yale students rightfully questioned what a Yale education is for. Campus is […]

YTV: Bomb threat called in on Yale’s campus, causing students to be temporarily evacuated

A bomb threat was called in for multiple buildings on Yale’s campus midday Friday.

DODD: Sit down, be humble

Yalies, like so many graduates of elite universities, are guilty of believing we have all the answers. Whether buried in books or screens, we believe […]

DODD: Choosing politics

Yale’s political climate is political in all the wrong ways. The space for students to disagree politically and be friends at the end of the […]

DODD: Elites, know thy ignorance

Trump’s performance surprised pundits this election: 47 percent of the country voted for him, even with a pandemic and recession. This unprecedented support has led […]

Is Jazz Dead?

Contemporary popular culture caricatures jazz as the music of their grandparents, the intelligentsia and elevators. In 2014, Nielsen reported that jazz garners a whopping 1.4% […]