Black in China

by Karen Marks (Staff Writer) When given the opportunity to study Mandarin Chinese intensively for two months at Harvard’s Beijing summer school, with a full Yale fellowship, I was excited. However, as much as I looked forward to spending the summer learning a new language and culture, the experiences of other Black foreigners in China…

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Students Rename Calhoun College

by Ellie Pritchett and Karen Marks On April 29th at 3 pm, Yale students of color held a renaming ceremony for Calhoun College on Cross Campus. The ceremony, attended by approximately 600 people, rechristened the residential college provisionally as “the college formerly known as Calhoun.” It did not specify a new name. The renaming comes…

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Trans Latinx Student Educates Peers with Video Series

by Karen Marks Earlier this semester, Nick Aramayo ’17 (they/them/theirs), filmed a video explaining why it’s important to specify gender pronouns in classroom introductions. The video became so popular that Aramayo started a video series called “Just Ask the Question” (JAQ) to provide more opportunities for cisgender* students at Yale to become educated allies of…

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Black pledges feel hopeful about sorority life at Yale

by Karen Marks  January 24th began recruitment for Yale’s four sororities: Kappa Kappa Gamma (Kappa), Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta), Pi Beta Phi (Pi Phi), and the newest chapter of Alpha Phi. On entering the rush process, sophomore Theta pledge Celeste Dushime said that she knew for sure that she would be in a minority of rushes,…

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