Julia Leatham
Staff Reporter
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Free Plan B

Everyone knows our college years are filled with slip-ups. You’re out, you’re dancing, your bodies are close together, your bodies go upstairs and now it’s […]

You’ll Really Like It

RuPaul. Prince. Adrienne Rich. Audre Lorde. The Yale School of Drama (YSD) production “shakespeare’s as u like it” turns up the amps and sheds glitter […]

T. Charles Erickson
T. Charles Erickson

Get ready Yale, your Wednesday routine is about to get TWISTED. Yes, Yalies, Taco Bell Cantina has come to New Haven. Sure, it’s been posted […]

Zihao Lin
I’d Like to Thank The Academy: An Exploration of Clothing Politics

When my mother brought me into J. Crew to buy khakis for the first time, I threw a fit in the changing room stall. I […]

Creating a Title for Women

Bunny asks: “What did I know about the women’s suffrage movement? What do you know? Nothing. That’s okay.” And you do feel that it’s okay. […]

What Fred Giampietro’s Art Exhibit Taught Me About Life and the Nature of my Fickle Soul

It’s often said that art renders a unique message to each observer. We carry with us our own preoccupations. Art piques our brains, stimulates thought, […]


On Aug. 23, 2017, I sat naked in my unair-conditioned summer apartment eating pan-fried chicken and listening to the grunts of new Boston Conservatory students […]

The Hours Across Time and Space

“I don’t think two people could have been happier than we have been.” These are the final words of Virginia Woolf’s suicide note, which both open and close “The Hours,” a play adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s 1998 novel by Rora Brodwin ’18 and Ellie Boswell ’17.

Messages from on high

Connecticut is a notoriously boring place. It’s a commuter state for wealthy New York businessmen with families to own large homes and access quality school systems. “But, it can’t possibly be that bad,” I’d convinced myself upon choosing Yale last spring, “People just love to complain.” But, over the months since arriving here in August, that optimistic mentality has been beaten to a near pulp.

The “Y” in lyfe

Walking into “The Joi of Lyfe” exhibit is much like stepping into the mindcastle of a kindergartener — the images he would draw could cleanly convey his beaming impressions of the world. Or, should I say, the images *they* would draw, for the underlying theme of the work of Caroline Wells Chandler, the exhibit’s featured artist, is separation from socially constructed definitions such as gender and “queerness as the normative state.”