Holy, Holy, Holy

  I have struggled for nearly three years with Wallace Stevens’ “Sunday Morning.” Since having sex with another man for the first time last weekend, it’s felt yet more pressing to understand this poem. Ostensibly, there is no connection between sex and Stevens’ poem about losing faith. Perhaps a more fitting poem to commemorate the…

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Solange Poem

Speakers off tonight Turn off your headlights tonight Don’t drive the road to slow Don’t look too close tonight My body is a vessel for stories When I was little Every night before bed my mother would read me Myths and legends hailing from West Africa The adventures of Anansi Stories of little girls and…

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More Than Survival

by David Diaz When I read a clickbait headline last month on the New York Times website – “Some Colleges Have More Students From the Top 1 Percent Than the Bottom 60. Find Yours.” – I didn’t have to guess where Yale would land. This is a familiar story to many undergraduates here. Three generations…

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Apartheid Divestment Panel Puts Activism in Context

On February 9, 2017, in LC 101, Fossil Free Yale alongside Yale Students for Prison Divestment came together to present a panel of alumni that participated in now infamous protests and demonstrations pushing for divestment from the Apartheid regime in South Africa. The panel consisted of four alumni: Jon Ritter (TC, ‘88), Matthew Countryman (BK,…

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People Power from the US to Palestine

A collaboration between Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Tree of Life brought activists Nadya Tannous and Amanda Weatherspoon to New Haven for a stop in their 18-city speaking tour “No Child Behind Bars: Living Resistance from the US to Palestine” on February 1st. Tannous and Weatherspoon were originally set to…

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