Sean Pergola
Contributing Reporter
Author Archive
PERGOLA: The “Center” is wrong about the Left at Yale

At Yale, we sometimes get the sense that we are more enlightened than the general public and thus better able to discuss such complicated issues […]

On Yale’s Cults

In the Yale Political Union, when a speaker says something we agree with, we tap, or, more accurately, slam our hand into whatever piece of […]

What You Didn’t Know You Needed for Your First Year at Yale

It’s hard to remember everything you need for the big move to Yale, and you’re bound to forget something or other at home. Worry not! […]

In-person classes during the COVID-19 pandemic bring new challenges to students and professors

Although the few in-person classes offered at Yale may have provided the only relief for rampant cases of Zoom fatigue, the inherent challenges of holding […]

Humanities Quadrangle and Schwarzman Center Set to Debut in Fall Semester of 2021

The reopening of most of Yale’s buildings will offer familiarity to returning students who have experienced a large number of closures during the pandemic, but […]

Yale Dramat presents reading of student-written play “Among the Roses” in FroShowCase

The three-act play by Sebastian Duque ’24 explores themes of family and mortality set against the backdrop of 1950s Colombia.

A screengrab of the Zoom play appears on a computer screen.
YCC introduces new textbook stipend to improve Yale’s affordability

The Yale College Council has introduced a new stipend to make textbooks more affordable, but questions remain as to whether the measure provides any significant […]

Jackson Institute hosts Sen. Mark Kelly for conversation panel

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs is well known for hosting high-caliber speakers in its virtual events, and current United States Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), […]

Stars and the Lack Thereof

Nostalgia be damned, I did not plan to miss anything from home. I doubt anyone plans to miss the past, so I can’t say my […]

Yale College Council partners with student environmental organizations to hold panel on climate justice

A “Climate Conversations: Centering Justice and Local Voices” panel last week sought to bring environmental justice — the concept of equitable and inclusive sustainability — […]

A mockup showing the Zoom call where the panel was hosted.
Phase 3 of arrival quarantine brings new freedoms, and dangers, to on-campus students

After two long weeks quarantined in their residential colleges, on-campus Yale students were abuzz on Monday as they rediscovered the campus they’d been waiting to […]