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Yale in the Time of COVID: A First-Year’s Perspective

First-years were scheduled to move into Yale over the course of three days. On August 26th, I left my hometown of New Brunswick, New Jersey and arrived in New Haven at noon. It felt surreal to stand in front of the Pauli Murray gate, the “Welcome to Yale, Class of

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“Fight the virus, not each other”: The Yale-China Association tackles the COVID-19 outbreak

While New Haven celebrated the Lunar New Year at the Yale-China Association’s annual Lunarfest, its sister city across the world—Changsha, China—braced for the imminent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Yale-China, an independent non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Sino-American cultural exchange, paused its Lunarfest festivities earlier this month to express support

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Mourning Through Ritual Performance

200,000 American lives have been lost to COVID, racial violence goes unchecked, our democracy teeters toward despotism, and everything feels broken. How do we grieve in the face of tragedy? The pandemic keeps us from what we wish to do most right now: gather, share stories, have fun, sing, laugh,

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Copy/Paste Evolutions

On Mon., Aug. 24th I joined “Sitka Chatters,” a Facebook group for the eponymous coastal Alaskan town where I’m spending my semester off. The discourse is what you’d expect from any forum dedicated to a sub-10,000 person, politically diverse municipality—bike sales, farmer’s market announcements, one very racist man running for

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The Yale Herald, a weekly Yale undergraduate publication, is nestled in the sweet spot between magazine and newspaper. Since 1986, the Herald has aimed to provide in-depth, analytical reporting and includes personal essays, interviews and profiles, culture articles, creative writing, reviews, humor, and feature coverage of campus and local happenings. With a circulation of 3,000, the Herald is the second-highest circulated campus publication and is distributed free of charge throughout the Yale campus and New Haven businesses.

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