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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Counting the Fallen

by Dhiksha Balaji photo: India Water Portal We must account for the treelessness. Cyclone Vardah has uprooted more than 13,600 trees in Chennai, according to an early official count of the Tamil Nadu government. Some experts will tell you that it was, for the most part, only the trees that were never meant to grow…

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Don’t Worry Just About Yourself

by Tran Dang “You have to worry about yourself first. Don’t worry about anything else,” my mother told me over the phone one evening last November, in response to my attempt to explain the protests that defined the campus. Although my Vietnamese often splinters under the weight of topics with substantial social commentary, my mother…

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