Kelsi Caywood
Staff Reporter
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CAYWOOD: Abolish freshman fall grades

The absence of grades would provide valuable space for explorative learning where students could address difficult requirements and learn new subjects.

What does Ferguson mean?

There was silence. Dignified, mournful, resolved silence. Yale community members, from freshmen to faculty, stood up from their seats in seminars, lectures and meals across campus at 12:01 p.m. on Monday. They walked out in tens, and then hundreds, onto Cross Campus. The attendees, who gathered before Sterling Memorial Library, were from many demographic groups.

CAYWOOD: Keep sending those letters

Recruitment can empower students who attend schools lacking a college-going culture to apply — not just to Yale, but also to college in general.

Quality of life compromised in kids with OCD

While researchers have known for some time that adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder have a lower quality of life, a recent study has found that children with OCD experience a similar drop in quality of life.

CAYWOOD: It’s okay to leave

It is okay for us to admit that Yale is not healthy for everyone. In fact, it is our responsibility to understand that for some of our peers, with whom we share lunch tables, classes and a home, this environment feels destructive, not constructive.

CAYWOOD: For intellectual audacity

Too many students have strong opinions but are afraid of publishing them in a semi-public forum, whether on a radio show, in seminar or in one of our many publications.

Everything happens for a reason, kids think

According to the study, published Oct. 18 online and forthcoming in the journal Child Development, young children prefer purpose-based explanations of life events, indicating a proclivity toward seeking meaning in both the social and natural worlds.

Ash & Honey opening warms Morse buttery

At its grand opening in the Morse Buttery this past Saturday, Ash & Honey became the latest addition to Yale’s pop-up restaurant scene.

Students slow to test Ibiza’s replacement

Despite its prominent placement next to the Yale Center for British Art, Olea — a Spanish and Mediterranean restaurant — remains relatively unknown to Yale undergraduates two months after its opening.

CAYWOOD: Wearing “Y”

While we might hesitate to express school pride, wearing a Y sweater gives us a sense of ownership of our University.

CAYWOOD: Redefining the society of friends

I am somebody’s Tuesday lunch. I am another person’s Thursday lunch. For others, I am a weekend coffee friend, the courtyard-wave type, a designated section buddy.