Lydia Burleson
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NONFICTION: The Weight in Her Voice

One Friday night in mid-January, I called my mother. I was starting an hourlong drive to my friend’s house in northeastern Connecticut. It was 30 […]

BURLESON: Don’t make us deal with this, too

Yale’s poorest students deal with many challenges when adjusting to life at Yale. We deal with this, too: Over Thanksgiving break, I sent two emails […]

BURLESON: A time for compromise

Before I left Yale for spring break, I watched as my Facebook feed turned blue and red as Yalies changed their profile pictures to include […]

BURLESON: When passion doesn’t pay

As someone from a low-income family, I knew that my desire to achieve higher education would be challenging. To overcome my family’s poverty, I knew […]

BURLESON: Yale’s uninsurance

Being a kid on Medicaid and going to Yale is almost paradoxical. I am poor in terms of money but rich in knowledge. I have […]