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by Miguel Paredes  “Acuérdate de siempre dar gracias” Remember to always give thanks. These are the words I grew up hearing from my mother reminding me that every step I take is only made possible by the countless people supporting me upright. ...

Sexual Assault for Shock Value

by Ashia Ajani  Trigger warning: sexual assault, rape I am on the Yale shuttle. I’m scrolling through Facebook aimlessly, when a video my friend shared catches my eye. The title is “See the College Acceptance Letter That’s Shocking High School...

The Holi Spirit

by Matt Thekkethala On the afternoon of Friday April 29th, 2016, I celebrated my first Holi. I ventured to the Swing Space courtyard with a group of friends decked out in white t-shirts and sunglasses, joyfully threw colored powder at said group in a...

End of discussion

by Joseph Zordan and Alejandra Padín-Dujon On April 28th, Battell Chapel filled with students of color for the second time this academic year since November’s “A Moment of Crisis: Race at Yale Teach-In.” The assembly came in the wake of Pres...

A seat at the seminar table

by Carlene Ervin I didn’t know that private schools existed. Within my sphere of knowledge in Oakland, CA of public and charter schools battling for state funding, private schools were a dreamland. For all I knew private schools were Hollywood’s ...

Time for a major makeover

by Dhikshitha Balaji It is clear that the Yale English Department’s major for undergraduates must be restructured. A few weeks ago, Adriana Miele published an article in the Yale Daily News observing that “the department educates its students i...

Students Rename Calhoun College

by Ellie Pritchett and Karen Marks On April 29th at 3 pm, Yale students of color held a renaming ceremony for Calhoun College on Cross Campus. The ceremony, attended by approximately 600 people, rechristened the residential college provisionally as ...

Live from Battell Chapel

Satire pretty close to reality by Leanne Motylenski 4:14pm In one corner, weighing whatever 250 million dollars (plus the student income contribution) weighs, we have the Yale administration taking heat for the Yale corporation (and probably on the v...

New Haven resident brutalized by police – ALLIES WANTED

by Karléh Wilson On Saturday, April 31st around 8 pm, Black New Haven resident Jeffrey Agnew went to Boss Liquor on Whalley Avenue with a female friend to buy alcohol. They intended to use the friend’s debit card for the transaction. A security gu...

a breakup letter for yale

by Yuni Chang This poem was performed at the Calhoun Renaming Ceremony on April 29, 2016 adjusted in response to the decisions made on wednesday: we need to talk. we both know the lingo to loosen the strings attached, that regardless of its gift wrap...

Giving Thanks

by Alejandra Padín-Dujon This speech was given at the renaming ceremony for the college formerly known as Calhoun on April 29, 2016.  This is the part of any Yale event where we would usually thank our donors. We’d thank the people whose sacrifi...

Trans Latinx Student Educates Peers with Video Series

by Karen Marks Earlier this semester, Nick Aramayo ’17 (they/them/theirs), filmed a video explaining why it’s important to specify gender pronouns in classroom introductions. The video became so popular that Aramayo started a video series called ...

Events By and For People of Color at Yale