Tyler Blackmon
Staff Columnist
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BLACKMON: A place for dreams

This is my final column for the News.

BLACKMON: A student union

For the last four years, I’ve watched as tireless student activists made progress every year on financial aid. But as I barrel towards graduation, I’m forced to think of where the movement goes from here.

BLACKMON: Work to stop Trump

The days of laughing off Trump are over, and with the xenophobic billionaire now barreling toward a string of wins on Super Tuesday, it’s time to start thinking seriously about how to take him down.

BLACKMON: Remembering Marina

I never knew Marina Keegan ’12, but like so many students, I know her story. A promising young journalist and writer, she saw her life tragically cut short in a car crash just days after her graduation.

BLACKMON: Of course I’m a racist

I constantly find myself threading the needle between two worlds: one thoroughly liberal and protected by the thick film of the Yale bubble, and the other in my hometown within the Deep South, where Donald Trump and his shamelessly divisive rhetoric reign supreme.

BLACKMON: We’re not done yet

Today in a town hall, the Yale administration will reveal the final numbers for next year’s student effort expectations — marking the next chapter in […]

BLACKMON: But how will they govern?

For the second time this semester, I tuned into a national televised Democratic primary debate with throngs of Yale for Bernie and Yale for Hillary […]

BLACKMON: An alder and a friend

Sarah Eidelson is both a Democrat and a friend.

BLACKMON: The peace of quitting

But this year, I did something different: I gave up. I quit. And I’ve never been happier.

BLACKMON: Summertime inequality

“Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.” So said Horace Mann, a reformer who believed in the power of education to level the playing field for American students. But at Yale, as a direct result of our financial aid policies, the great equalization stops at summer’s door.


For students still trying to figure out how best to make an impact after graduation, I offer one suggestion: Consider going South.