Simisola Fagbemi
Staff Reporter
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International filmmakers take part in Yale Student Film Festival

This Friday marks the first day of the Yale Student Film Festival, a student-run short film festival for university-level filmmakers from Yale and around the […]

More than two decades in the making, civilian review board holds first public meeting

On Monday night, the much-anticipated Civilian Review Board held its first-ever public meeting over Zoom. The 15-member board, which is meant to offer civilian supervision […]

Yale seniors stage ‘The Family Showcase’

On Tuesday, Saphia Suarez ’21 and Iragi Nkera ’21 staged their first production of “The Family Showcase,” a play that tackles issues of race, migration […]

Yale panel amplifies the voices of female African leaders

On Monday, Stephanie Busari — a Nigerian Yale World Fellow and journalist and editor for CNN Worldwide — moderated a discussion among three prominent female […]

‘I wasn’t expecting to miss it so much’: Mormons at Yale reflect on community in a pandemic

At Yale, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — colloquially referred to as Mormons — have grappled with restricted religious gatherings […]

FAGBEMI: Oppression on a time loop

Last December, I visited Nigeria for the first time since middle school, and was surprised by how much had changed yet stayed the same. The […]

Black-owned restaurants persist in spite of COVID-19

Due to forced closures and social distancing protocols put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of New Haven’s Black-owned businesses have struggled to stay […]

Author and criminal justice activist Albert Woodfox speaks to Yalies

On Oct. 1, writer and activist Albert Woodfox — author of the Pulitzer-nominated memoir “Solitary” — spoke at Yale on his work and his experiences […]

“The schedule is crazy”: Sleep science and the impact of online classes

For remote Yale students, dealing with sleep disruptions due to time zone differences can be a learning challenge. Good thing that products like a mattress […]

City unveils statue of William Lanson, Black engineer and activist

This weekend, the Elm City dedicated a new statue on Farmington Canal to William Lanson –– a prominent 19th century Black engineer, entrepreneur and civil […]

National Voter Registration Day draws support for Biden in Connecticut

This year’s National Voter Registration Day saw prominent Connecticut politicians throwing their support behind Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.  On Tuesday evening, volunteers from the […]