Isaac Amend
Staff Columnist
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AMEND: A dangerous vehicle

Today, Friday, March 31, a “Free Speech Bus” sponsored by CitizenGO will stop in New Haven. Having started in New York City, the bus is […]

AMEND: Against the happiness craze

My first class at Yale was an English 114 seminar called “The Pursuit of Happiness.” In it, a graduate student led us through a syllabus […]

AMEND: Pravda!

Yale’s intellectual ambivalence to New Haven residents is a ludicrous disavowal of pravda and a subliminal nod to the perils of istina. At the end of the day, heeding palpable concerns as opposed to theoretical ambitions advances the public good.

AMEND: Obama’s fatal caveat

From the standpoint of this columnist, Obama retained a godlike status.

AMEND: An unusual home

Home can be strange, and it’s not always conventional. But it’s there to stay in reinforcing singularity.

AMEND: A torn psyche

Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. This truth dawned on me at midnight on Election Day in the Timothy Dwight buttery.

AMEND: Dear child

In 2016, an estimated 44 million Americans struggled with mental health issues, and a few more million struggled in complete silence. Sometimes people can can suffer from delusions and manic outbreaks and deep depressions. But it is never their fault, and it is never their flaw.

AMEND: On shame

At Yale, we shame those who are not outspoken. We champion active speech as a fundamental part to activism, and quietly look down on those who opt out of the conversation, judging their choice as a manifestation of their ignorance. We do this in spite of reflecting on the value of silence and introspection.

AMEND: Untethered generation

As the final year at Yale becomes a reality for the class of 2017, seniors start to brave the relentless search for postgraduate employment. Some […]

AMEND: The Assad disconnect

If Syria teaches us anything, it is that reactive movements must materialize before harmful — and potentially fatal — decisions do

AMEND: Pondering the F-word

If we want to empower fierce women in professional arenas and beyond, we can start now by respecting their desires and their status as moral equals. A culture of equality will not spring into being on its own. It takes practice.