Gabriel Klapholz
Staff Columnist
Gabriel Klapholz '22 was Opinion Editor of the News from 2019-2020. After graduating Yale, he worked as an antitrust paralegal at the Department of Justice. Gabriel is now a 1L at Yale Law School, with a focus on international law and LGBTQ+ advocacy.
Author Archive
KLAPHOLZ: Power, in perspective

As our car pulled up to the New Haven Green, my dad glanced over his shoulder and said, “You can get out here, if you’re […]

KLAPHOLZ: Finding primary purpose

The students were curled around the bulky TV from the early 2000s in pajamas and slippers, staring intently as if watching the moon landing. I […]

KLAPHOLZ: Forgiving, not forgetting

Bardejov is a small Slovakian town at the base of the Tatras Mountains. Quaint, unassuming and colorful when the sun is out, it is also […]

KLAPHOLZ: In or out

The cantor would shiver furiously with his eyes closed as he belted out the final notes of the prayer service. I stood waiting, watching, counting […]

KLAPHOLZ: In defense of dialogue

On Feb. 18, 2019, the News published a column titled “In solidarity with Palestine” by Daniel Hamidi. To be clear, this column is not a […]

KLAPHOLZ: Hall of mirrors

I often find it strange how children’s movies are able to share the deepest wisdom, cutting through layers of adult over-complication to simply state things […]

KLAPHOLZ: Love, language and L5

The Inuit and Yupik peoples of Alaska and Canada have 30 words for snow, explains the famous psychotherapist Robert Johnson in his 1993 book “The […]

KLAPHOLZ: Call me by my name

Don’t make eye contact. Don’t make too much noise. Definitely don’t make it obvious that you’re eavesdropping on that couple’s conversation two seats down. New […]

KLAPHOLZ: Old school

“Rage — Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles, murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses,” reads Robert Fagles’ translation of the first […]

Former grad student talks racial violence in Texas

To a crowd of roughly 25 students, Monica Muñoz Martinez GRD ’12 , an assistant professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University, […]

UPenn professor talks global populism

This past week, Rogers Smith, a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania and Pulitzer Prize–winning historian, lectured on political identity, historical narratives […]