Solange Poem

Speakers off tonight Turn off your headlights tonight Don’t drive the road to slow Don’t look too close tonight My body is a vessel for stories When I was little Every night before bed my mother would read me Myths and legends hailing from West Africa The adventures of Anansi Stories of little girls and…

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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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Nostalgia, or Homecoming Pains

For so many Americans, India still evokes an Orientalist tableau–kings and queens dressed in luxurious swaths of cloth, riding on elephants to the Taj Mahal. That vision is fictive, in part because India formed a democracy after a devastating revolutionary war, and in part because the Taj Mahal has only ever been a tomb. A…

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