Laura Zeng
Staff Reporter
Laura Zeng is a staff reporter covering arts and culture. Her column, “Ask an Olympian,” runs bi-monthly. Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, she is interested in Architecture and the Humanities.
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ZENG: Good pain, bad pain

“Hey Laura, you were an Olympian. Can you tell me whether I should be worried about my *insert body part* hurting?”  Recently, I’ve had a […]

ZENG: Why is it so hard for an Olympian to work out?

I’m on the fifth floor at Payne-Whitney, half-walking, half-running, half-assing it at 4.5 speed on the treadmill. I have my earbuds in, but I have […]

ZENG: What did it mean to be Asian-American as an elite athlete?

When I was 12 years old, I attended my first international rhythmic gymnastics competition. After being named to the junior national team of the United […]

ZENG: Struggling with body image, then and now

Content warning: This article discusses disordered eating and eating disorders. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a hotline for individuals in crisis or for those […]

ZENG: Have you heard of the University Games?

Laura Zeng ’25 describes how the University Games compare to the Olympics — from lodgings to mentality.

Percussion in motion: Grammy-nominated Yale alums perform “Seven Pillars” at Schwarzman Center

The percussion concert “Seven Pillars” marks the first public performance held in Commons at the Schwarzman Center since its opening.

ZENG: What does it mean to retire?

On the one-year anniversary of her retirement, Olympian Laura Zeng ’25 reflects on what moving forward means as a college student.

Midnight Oil Collective turns making art into making money

What does it mean to be a working artist and venture capitalist?

ZENG: From one Olympian who tested positive to another 

When I was 18 years old, I competed at the Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru, before going on vacation with my family to Machu […]

Doja Cat and her three stooges: undercover in the Unseen Hours

You can tell a lot about a person by their email sign-off. The first time I corresponded with Logan Ledman ’24, I was treated to […]

Where do Yalies nap?

Where do Yalies nap? Most of the time, not in their own bedrooms. Yalies are busy, Yalies are sleep deprived, Yalies are doing things everywhere […]