Hanwen Zhang
Staff Columnist
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ZHANG: An Opinion About Opinions

One of opinion writing’s greatest boons is its straightforward process: you sit in front of a blank Word document, sift through some articles across the […]

Space for everyone: Possible Futures bookstore opens up on Edgewood Avenue

A new arrival on the bookstore scene promises to serve the community.

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Yale researchers study the environmental effects of yard waste management

A study from the School of Environment provided a glimpse into what might happen when yard waste gets saved from the landfill.

Zhang: Passing on the Torch

There was already hand-wringing aplenty over the summer but this time around the stakes seem even higher. Much of the Beijing Winter Olympics will share […]

ZHANG: America, on trial

Among other things, America is the only country in which a 17-year-old can set his hands on an AR-15, shoot three people, shed a few […]

ZHANG: Back on the swings

Pardon the politics, but that Tuesday night was rough. The last time Virginia- — my home state — voted for a Republican presidential candidate had […]

ZHANG: All our villages

A few things: my parents liked Ben Franklin well enough, but they absolutely adored the Beinecke and walkways on Cross Campus. They tried out Sherkaan […]

ZHANG: Every last drop

Perhaps it’s an inevitable part of human nature to grow numb. In the words of a mildly cynical Chinese saying: get bitten by too many […]

ZHANG: Do it Again

It feels oddly like the first day of my first year all over again, except this time, fuller. More alive. More vibrant, too, as if […]

ZHANG: 20 years later

I wasn’t here to see them, the planes. The fire that turned to smoke that turned to ashes. The 110 stories of steel and glass […]

ZHANG: Settling down roots

Some of my first initiation rites into American society took place in the vintage green booths of a Burger King. It’s a bit of a […]