It’s 7 a.m. in Louisville, Kentucky. I wake up and start arranging my grandfather’s pills for the morning: Isosorbide Mononitrate, Colace, Allopurinol, Pantoprazole, Clopidogrel, Levothyroxine, […]
March 19, 2020
During the last week of winter break, shoulder to shoulder with a good friend from home, I strolled into Target, unsuspecting of the decorative hit […]
I have always had a nagging suspicion that I am a fraud. But this was never truly confirmed until I arrived at Yale, where I […]
When I am sad, I simply tell myself: Stop. Breathe. Believe. Don’t hesitate, meditate. Live well. Be well. Live. Laugh. Love. Eat. Pray. Love. Be. […]
Was I Raped? On a crisp morning in Dec. 2015, I woke up alone in my freshman dorm at Yale. My bed was empty, my […]
February 27, 2017
"Moving forward, I think that Yale staff and the Yale administration need to make a commitment to student populations that have been most adversely affected by this election and support students in more ways than just sending an email. Hiring staff and professors that reflect the current student body would support oppressed communities on campus. Providing as many resources as they can to the cultural centers would be another big step."
November 23, 2016
"If anything, I will say that I have to double down and work harder than I ever have before to ensure that the work I do pays off for the people Donald Trump wants to target."
"To be honest, I don’t think that either way would have made a difference on campus. I think Yale will continue being Yale. It would have been the same regardless who the Republican nominee was. You’re still going to see people protest, you’re still going to see people get involved even if Hillary was president."
"No matter what happens over the next four years, we have to understand that we’re going to have to work together to make sure that our rights as minorities are not infringed upon. I grew up in California, a state that spearheaded the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, and I went to school next to an area that used to be a Japanese internment camp. So we're surrounded by relics of the past — of the discriminatory system — and we want to make sure that this never happens again."
"People are disappointed and upset but also determined. I think in some ways the election convinced many people both in the Yale Dems and on campus to get involved in politics and electoral politics in particular, in a way that personally gives me something to take comfort in."
Q: What did you make of the election results? A: I think a lot of people were in shock, but I think a lot of […]