Tristan Hernandez
Staff Reporter
Tristan Hernandez covers student life as well as serves as a staffer for the copy desk. Originally from Austin, Texas, he is a first year in Pierson College majoring in political science.
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The strengths — and pitfalls — of Yale College advising

The News spoke to eight students and faculty members about how college and major advisers work across Yale College

“The Criminal Mind” course caps enrollment, drops over 200 students

The psychology department’s most popular course for the spring 2023 semester received over 700 instructor permission requests, resulting in over 200 students getting dropped to fit into Yale College’s lecture halls.

Yale College pushes for more small-town, rural students

Over the last six years, Yale Admissions has worked towards greater geographic diversity. Past and present members of the Rural Students Alliance at Yale expressed support for expanding on-campus support through a new peer liaison program.

Yale students reflect on midterm elections

The News spoke to six students on an unusual night in political history.

Yale welcomes largest-ever cohort of Eli Whitney students

Twenty-three students matriculated this fall in the Eli Whitney Students Program for non-traditional undergraduates

I’ve got 2,384 problems

I would like to preface this entire story by saying that I am extremely indecisive. Like the kind of indecisive where for my first semester […]

Students prepare voting plans in midterm elections

With the help of Yale Votes, students send in absentee ballots and prepare to vote in-person.

“As Prescribed” To Play at New Haven Documentary Film Festival

Producer Holly Hardman will show her new documentary at NHDocs Festival that showcases the dangers of benzodiazepines.

First year goes viral on Fizz for Japanese cooking

An anonymous user posted a viral video of Naho Abe ’26 cooking Japanese dinners. Now, Abe is a prominent Fizz figure herself.

LGBTQ+ Steering Committee plans in-person events for semester

On Sept. 20, faculty LGBTQ+ affinity group met to plan a range of LGBTQ+ centered events this semester, including a pickleball tournament and an improv performance.

Payne Whitney sauna to be removed despite student petition

A petition to reopen the University’s sauna drew almost 1000 signatures — but an administrator said the shuttered space would be permanently converted into changing rooms.