The Yale vernacular

One day — shortly after returning to Yale following summer vacation — I said something grammatically incorrect to a friend. Perhaps I used a double negative or switched up the proper syntax of a sentence but the actual content of my utterance was irrelevant. After I finished speaking, my friend looked at me, puzzled, and…

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Stop Debating Our humanity

A week ago, the Native American community at Yale found its humanity challenged, again. The Party of the Right encouraged its members, guests, and “what remains of Civilization” to attend its debate on the topic “Resolved: Reform the Savages”. The whip sheet for the debate features quotes championing the notion of “the White Man’s burden”…

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Decentering Capital in a World of Work

In a small office whose disproportionately large windows overlook the parking lot of Yale Health, a soft-spoken therapist tells me, “The nature of the semester…it creates cycles. The break between semesters can wipe away or heal the damages of the semester beforehand. Of course, that also means we are forced to let the good go…

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Tremors

Como un polvorón crujiente, un mazapán recién abierto Los edificios de la ciudad se derrumbaron Convertidos en un polvo cruel Las calles se llenaron de personas preocupadas, Ciudadanos confundidos, tal vez derrotados   Tan sólo lo pude ver en las noticias Con seres queridos, yo no pude estar Gracias a dios, la mia esta bien,…

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