Rachel Shin
Staff Reporter
Rachel Shin was Audience Editor of the YDN. Before that, she was a City beat reporter, covering nonprofits and social services. She is a junior in Silliman College majoring in English.
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“Hard-won progress:” Town-gown contribution plan sparks hope, apprehension

On the heels of its $11.1 billion endowment growth, Yale agreed to increase its voluntary contribution to New Haven by $52 million over six years. Still, alders’ reservations remain regarding agreement “loopholes.”

New Schwarzman Center home to connection and controversy

In September of 2014, three student governing bodies at Yale — the Yale College Council, the Graduate and Professional Student Senate and the Graduate Student […]

Rock to Rock gears up for 14th annual Earth Day ride

The organization has raised over $120,000 across 21 partner organizations for its Saturday event.

“If your neighbor is hungry”: The tenacity of Nieda Abbas

Abbas was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq and was one of ten children in her family. From a young age, she wanted to support […]

Boys & Girls Club of New Haven unveils new art space

On Thursday afternoon, the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven held a ribbon cutting and tour of its newly completed art space, which was […]

“What is the city for?”: Protesters condemn New Haven’s current housing budget

On Saturday morning, the voices of New Haven protesters rang out in front of City Hall as they demanded $62.5 million to address the city’s […]

“The workforce behind the workforce”: New Haven rallies for child care providers

Advocates demand $700 million for Connecticut child care.

Rock to Rock launch party highlights community activism

On Saturday afternoon, a party of activists, organizers and cyclists populated the usually empty Koffee? outback. Their chatter and laughter thickened as their shadows lengthened […]

New Haven Free Public Library hosts 25th annual Mardi Gras celebration

The event featured acclaimed writers and announced that the library’s Stetson branch will open within the month.

Winter Market connects the community

On Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the open doors of Conte West Hills Middle School greet visitors with a cocktail of sounds and […]

IRIS hosts 15th annual Run for Refugees

On Sunday morning, snow tried to coat the roads in East Rock Park to no avail. The soles of over 4,000 shoes met each new […]