Defining. Our. World. Now. 

DOWN Magazine is a weekly online publication by and for students of color at Yale University committed to building bridges within this larger community as well as informing it.

Editor-in-Chief: Arturo Pineda ’19

Arturo “Arty” Pineda is a sophomore in Silliman College. He is majoring in English (LOL) while doing Ethnic studies on the side. He loves to cook, and throw shade while cooking when he has time. He feels insecure about music taste so he just hides his favorite songs from everyone. He’s also an Aries. Fight me Capricorns. 

Managing Editor: Karen Marks ’19 is studying Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. Her interests include gender and sexuality studies and pop culture, and she hopes to become a successful creative writer. Her favorite meme is Waka Flocka saying “OK

Voices Editor: Emily Almendarez ’20 is half Honduran and half Guatemalan and has no time for the patriarchy, racist hegemonic ideas, or pillars of Colonialism. Her intended majors are Ethnicity, Race, and Migration along with either African American Studies or Environmental studies. She is a closeted conspiracy theorist who collected the stickers on fruits growing up and currently has a very real obsession with the comic book hero Spiderman. She write with the intention of voicing issues of her community, as a Latinx, first generation daughter of immigrants.

Arts and Culture Editor: Sohum Pal ’20 is a Cancer who enjoys critiquing racist nonsense, reading critical theory, retweeting Sappho, and punching Nazis. He is a student in Branford College, and writes on race, ethics, and academia.

Social Media Director: Azaria King ’20 is a student in Berkeley College at Yale. She plans to major in Political Science & Psychology, Neuroscience. She is from Battle Creek, MI.


Stop by one of our weekly meetings every Friday at 4pm, at the Native American Cultural Center on High Street.

DOWN is a student publication registered with the Yale College Dean’s Office. DOWN Magazine is published by Yale College students, and Yale University is not responsible for its contents. All opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of DOWN Magazine or Yale University.