Don’t Worry Just About Yourself

by Tran Dang “You have to worry about yourself first. Don’t worry about anything else,” my mother told me over the phone one evening last November, in response to my attempt to explain the protests that defined the campus. Although my Vietnamese often splinters under the weight of topics with substantial social commentary, my mother…

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Loving When It’s Convenient

Community is just as much identity as faith, labor, and empathy, and the recognition that these pieces are inextricably connected is terrifying. When we draw from our past experiences, we are able to see a pathway towards change for all of us. That includes loving and loving fiercely, and loving not just in times of…

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Flaming Hot Cheetos

The red is the love of the poor, And the hatred of the rich. The crunches are the voices of the uneducated and the unashamed. The smacking of lips is the joy of being selfish enough to love oneself. The severe smell cuts through The false odors awakening the senses. The powder slowly forges a…

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Abolish Directed Studies

by Sohum Pal In the spring of my senior year of high school, I received an invitation to join the Directed Studies program for my freshman year at Yale. I declined immediately—not because I thought I couldn’t complete the workload or maintain a healthy social life, but because I see the program as a violent…

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Donald Trump’s Cabinet of Horrors

by Azaria King Donald Trump has been busy… and so have his supporters. Since his electoral win on November 8th, the spike in hate crimes has risen substantially, neo-Nazi’s have become bolder and have held an actual conference.Trump has shown that he will truly be the person he was during his campaign should he hold…

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