Topdog/Underdog: A Family Affair

The Crescent Theater stage is a sparse apartment–a bed, scattered magazines, a fridge, an armchair, a makeshift table of stacked crates. For the two brothers, this space serves as home, although Booth reminds his older brother Lincoln that it’s just a temporary set-up–at some point, Lincoln will have to leave. But as far as the…

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Release Melecio Andazola Morales from detention

Melecio Andazola Morales is a father to 4 children, the youngest of whom is only 2 years old. He has been living and working in the U.S. for nearly 20 years. He has contributed to solidifying the fast-growing infrastructure of the Denver area, working on the construction of the Denver Coliseum, the Denver Airport, and…

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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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