Mamita

A mí mamita le decían la reina My great-grandmother would smile with all her teeth Let out a laugh that everyone still remembers Dicen que cocinaba como no te imaginás And she’d wear dresses with flowers and sunbeams on them Wearing them with a flare like only a dark-skinned woman could Yes A mí mamita…

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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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Moses Goods performs “Duke” at Yale

by Haylee Kushi On Tuesday, March 1st at 6:30pm, a Native Hawaiian and Black actor named Moses Goods will perform his one-man-show, Duke, at the Calhoun Cabaret. Moses Goods worked as a cultural educator at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop museum and practices both Hawaiian hula and storytelling. He studies and performs a range of performance arts,…

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Associate master arrested at protest

by Sebastian Medina-Tayac, Camila Guiza-Chavez, Oscar Garcia-Ruiz, and Laura Plata Rain slid down Alicia Camacho’s face as a police officer started to cuff her red-gloved hands Tuesday afternoon. Camacho, the associate master of Ezra Stiles College and a professor of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, wore the gloves to dramatize the message of the banner she…

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The State of GESO’s Union: Signatories of the Open Letter to GESO Leadership Speak Out

by Holly Chung The Graduate Employees and Students Organization (GESO) is used to opposition from Yale’s top administrators, who don’t want to negotiate with yet another labor union. But recent public criticism among its own constituents has catapulted GESO into the spotlight in an unprecedented way. An “Open Letter to GESO Leadership” expresses profound concerns…

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