Frank Ocean Feels

by Sarah Pearl Heard (Staff Writer) Frank Ocean is that weird artsy friend that disappears for weeks at time and reemerges on Facebook with a long emotional post. No – he is the long emotional post: nostalgic, gut-wrenching, and vaguely erotic, he is the human embodiment of a Tumblr. Ocean released his second album, “Blonde,”…

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Art for Art (Our) Sake

by Sarah Pearl Heard (Staff Writer) Beginning August 27th, Yale’s experimental theater scene will undergo a decisive (and colorful) shift. This week, auditions begin for three student-directed plays centering POC student actors: The Colored Museum, Water by the Spoonful, and Drakorian. In The Colored Museum, playwright and Black Girl Magic fountain Alexis Payne ‘19 delivers…

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Who “Must” Black Democrats Vote For?

by Sarah Pearl Heard and Sebi Medina-Tayac Following a tremendous push in Iowa, Senator Bernie Sanders blew past most projections and nearly tied the first Democratic caucus this cycle, a frenzied early indicator of the primary outcome. Coupled with his victory New Hampshire, the media is for the first time toying with the possibility that…

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The terms of an anti-racist education

by Sarah Pearl Heard  “Education, like movements, starts in the streets,” said Professor Hazel Carby, closing a teach-in on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day sponsored by various departments at Yale. Carby’s declaration rang through the high ceilings of the old-Yale gothic tower of SSS. The irony was not lost on the crowd, and a slight…

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