The Blocklist

The things we hate this week, every week.

The Climate Issue

Transfer of Power Fronts by Kapp Singer New Haven Youth Climate Organizers Speak Out Opinion by Yale Herald Letter from the Editors,

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Transfer of Power

If you walk down Prospect Street at dusk and look west past Grove Street Cemetery, you’ll see large clouds of steam, backlit

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A Half-Step in the Right Direction

Last week, Yale’s Committee on Fossil Fuel Investment Principles released its recommendations. In this document, members of the Yale administration finally acknowledge

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Wreaths of Pānquetzaliztli

For all its reputation as a dreary, overcast place to be during winter, the solstice temporarily turns December in Oregon clear and

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The Earth Day Instagram

Earth Day is my favorite Instagram holiday.  I don’t think anyone in the real world celebrates Earth Day. Well, I guess The

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Letter to Shareholders

CONFIDENTIALApril 22, 2021 Dear Shareholders, It has come to my attention that, in light of recent developments regarding this planet’s changing climate,

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orange

…and i think i’ll tally the days in orange light… …in the sunset i peered at through the horizontal lines in the

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The Way Home

Maybe it’s the way those stubbornright angles look againstthat impossible cyan—the butter yellow,the unfinished wood against those cottoncandy–coated cloud belliestoo good to

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Business Casual as Usual

Marisol Lariviere, Business Casual as Usual, 2021, consisting of a found and altered two-piece suit, iron-on glitter letters, flannel tank top, and

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The Era of American Numbness

Watergate, once America’s most scandalous political affair, has got nothing on 2020. In fact, America’s pain tolerance for corruption has increased exponentially

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A Letter to March

Dearest March, I have not missed you, and I have not been counting the days. But in about a week, it will

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Harold Recommends, 4.9.21

Vegan Orecchiette – devilishly delicious vegan pasta dish Beautiful Things – new memoir by Hunter Biden featuring a quote by Stephen King

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April 2nd, 2021

HOW TO SOLVE MULTI-STEP LINEAR EQUATIONS Voices by Caramia Putman “To Pay Attention”: An Exploration of Poetry, Faith, and their Intersection Fronts

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Pleasures of the Periphery

My favorite genre of cinema (at least among those reputable enough to warrant an article in the Herald) tracks the emergence of

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Boy Brand

If you’re reading this, you are one of the lucky few I’ve given the opportunity to invest in the hottest new musical

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3. Who’s Your Daddy?

Processing your dad’s cancer diagnosis years later. Attending college with your twin. Finding community as a MENA student at Yale. In this

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March 12th, 2021

Letter from the Editors 3/12 Letter from the Editors by Yale Herald Let Love Live: How Lenny Kravitz Helped Me Survive This

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Sartorial Surrealism

Last winter I budgeted an hour or so each week to visit a still out-of-budget used copy of the art book Shocking!

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Agnes

When I first met Etta, my housemate Taylor’s German Shepherd, I marveled at her independence. Unlike other dogs, she rarely pleads for

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Thank You Notes

Dear Grandma,  Thank you for the Barbie Dream House,the Baby Alive, and that purple bicycleGrandpa put together on Christmas Morning. Thank you

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Fear and Loathing in Tubby Town

The Teletubbies are no strangers to trepidation. Amid controversies regarding their cult following, the gender nonconformity of their frontman, and long-fabled deleted

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March 5th, 2021

Bad Texter Inserts by Zoe Larkin Demystifying “Hard” Science Sci+Tech by Neal Sarin rats Inserts by Hilary Griggs Mended Tombstones Culture by

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I Gotta Find Peace of Mind

Herald Arts Editor Nyeda Regina Stewart, PC ’22, sat down—on Zoom, of course—to talk with her friend Leila Jackson, SY ’22, about

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Harold Recommends, 3.5.2021

РИШАД ШАФИ & “Гунеш” (Голубой огонёк 1984г.) – Russian jazz fusion that will make you smile and miss the days of live

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Mended Tombstones

1. Durham, North Carolina I’ve spent much of the last year in graveyards. When we were sent home from school about a

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Talking to Me?

Clarity about origins and upshots is rare in the study of history. But communications revolutions—when a new device makes it easier for

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Bad Texter

I’m going to tell you something that might upset you. Either because it will strip you of a delusion that helps you

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Tommy’s House

*Names in this have been pseudonymized Tommy’s house was an 1800s farm cottage, and it was perfect for me: kitschy but authentic,

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rats

i’m so sad the branford dining hall is under construction i mourn with the students where is the grilled cheese i used to eat the crusts

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February 26th, 2021

Connecticut’s Vaccine Rollout is Discriminatory Features by Josie Steuer Ingall January Voices by Edie Abraham-Macht The Pandemic of Our Dreams Sci+Tech by

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Escapes to Webkinz.com

“Mom, can you accept this email on your phone? I need parent permission in order to recover my Webkinz account.” With winter

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The Pandemic of Our Dreams

You’re walking upstream between two icy mountain ranges. On the horizon, you see a humongous can of Coors beer. Water laps at

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January

Waking up, no knowledge of without. Then the trees, swaying slightly, the crueler coldin sunlight, my mother at lunch. I should apply for jobs.

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February 19th, 2021

Service Deferred: Volunteer Work and Mandated Quarantine Features by Clay Jamieson Say Hey to SpaceHey, a MySpace Remake for the Modern Age

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