Scott Stern
Staff Columnist
Author Archive
STERN: Occupying our place in the protests

It’s still a little surprising to me how close Yale is to New York City. I’m from Pittsburgh, which — while not on the other […]

STERN: The Buckley fetish

We have a habit of canonizing the dead. Michael Jackson went from alleged pedophile to tragic god of pop music. Ted Kennedy went from heartless, […]

STERN: We need more aid for AIDS

Last week, while reading for “Media and Medicine in Modern America” (which I highly recommend), I came across something shocking. I read that Arthur Ashe, […]

STERN: A forgotten anniversary

This September marked two important anniversaries. You probably heard about one of them, but I would be willing to bet that you did not hear […]

STERN: For a national DREAM Act

Meet Teresa Serrano. From 2006 to 2010, Serrano appeared to be a typical Yale student — she studied history and anthropology, spent much of her […]

STERN: Get Bolton in the race

Unless you are following the Republican presidential primary closely — very closely — you may not remember John Bolton. That’s all right; he’s not a […]

STERN: New colleges, fresh names

Four reverends, two ministers, two politicians, an inventor, a professor and a preacher walk into a bar. All are white, Christian men. Does this bar […]

STERN: Controlling our shopping urges

I used to think my parents were pretty thrifty people. I grew up wearing my cousins’ hand-me-downs and learning about the value of coupons. My […]