Graham Ambrose
Contributing Reporter
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One Week Off

Seven words told the story, more than justifying the expensive round trip from O’Hare to LaGuardia, the weeklong suspension of campus activities at the inopportune mid-semester, the utterly incomprehensible response from friends and faculty who hadn’t shouldered more than a century of false hope, learned anguish and dreams — little boy dreams, indefinitely deferred. The Cubs are in the World Series.

Graham Ambrose
If Millennials Aren’t the Most Self-Obsessed Generation, Then Why Hasn’t Anyone Liked My Instagram Yet?

What kind of a friend would leave another hanging out to dry like this, over seven full minutes after uploading the seventh photo in today’s 11-photo series of my dog, Septimus?

Official 2016–17 YDN Mag Drinking Game

(1 shot) for every complaint about Directed Studies (1) each time a freshman asks how to find the Saybrook dining hall (1) per tourist who […]

Light Upon the Gothic Oasis

With the rich foliage sheathing New England in crimson and gold, there must come a soundtrack to match.

If Yale Were Hogwarts, We’d All Be in Gryffindor and Still Hate JE

Few sentences evoke such passionate responses as the campus adage, “Yale is just like Hogwarts!” The same axiom that attracts starry-eyed high school seniors to […]

Change for change: The realities of panhandling in New Haven

Ryan Liu ’18 had finished dinner with a friend in Berkeley and was headed back to his room in Morse. When he opened the gate onto Elm Street, a familiar face stopped him in his tracks. A middle-aged woman with worn clothing held out her open hand. “Can you spare some change?”

Yale Students Eating in the Schwarzman Center Cannot Correctly Identify the Face of Stephen Schwarzman

Imagine the Schwarzman Center. But first, imagine the man.

Wilco Will Love You

“Just shut the fuck up and listen to an album,” said frontman Jeff Tweedy of Wilco to a sold-out College Street Music Hall Sunday night. “We like albums. And we know you like albums, too.”

AMBROSE: Boys of Summer

CJ flipped her bat like Sammy Sosa and watched the orb sail high and far past the oak, cleaving cleanly through the dead heat of […]

This Makes Me Sad

In 1991, Purdue sociologist Scott Feld discovered the Friendship Paradox: statistically, your friends are more popular than you. That is, on average, your friends have […]

City businesses respond to campus events

In the wake of student activism for racial and gender equity on Yale’s campus, several New Haven business owners and employees have declared that they […]