The Blocklist

The things we hate this week, every week.

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Yale getting a new registration system: waitlisted at 8:05 AM? Really??? Taking an hour out of your weekend to tour HQ: it’s like a corn maze, except the scarecrow in the middle is a French professor. Big Little Lies: two seasons to distract yourself with the next time you’re in quarantine. Listening to Spotify’s Halloween

The Next Big Thing

Friday, April 8th was one of this spring’s first truly “outdoor” days. In the afternoon, the sun was out, and, at least

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Black Squares and Tricolores

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has inspired much equivocation between the current Russian Federation and the Soviet Union. Indeed, both states subordinated their

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The Batman: Why so Villainous?

Two seats down from a pair of thirty-somethings who whistled anytime Catwoman appeared onscreen, I watched The Batman and wondered why Warner

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The Well is Dry

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I’m only slightly embarrassed to admit that I found myself at Yale’s new on-campus bar, The Well, on its opening night. Every

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pg. 112

I would have lain in absolute silence If you told me the world was not for you todayI would have shown you with my

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On Sex and Saying No

I remember the first time I felt desire, and I remember the first time I felt fear.  I have pages upon pages

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Love With No Exit Strategy

In recent years, there has been an increasing acceptance of the open relationship: couples who agree to seek sexual or romantic fulfillment

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TSA: Pre-Check Yourself

As a Middle Eastern woman-child (it’s weird because by the standard definition I am an adult, but by my parents’ definition I

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In Transit

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I spent my winter break visiting family across Budapest, tracing the concentric streets that encircle the heart of the city and venturing

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Harold Recommends Donating to the Ukraine Crisis Fund: a fund specifically designed to bring water, food, and other necessary items to Ukrainians.

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Body Scan Meditation 

Thank you feet for carrying me across garbled waves and scorching concrete. For carrying a girl who didn’t want to exist in a woven basket of

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To My Corduroy Jacket

A shield of plain brown corduroy,Just strung along the arm.It insulates my weary heartAnd cloaks me in its charm. A vulture’s ruff

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 Aminé for Spring Fling: we back and better than ever.  Squardle: better than Wordle.  Sedecordle: better than Squardle.  Worldle: better than Sedecordle.

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NATO The only NATO I support is Sharknado Nation states  Passé Societies We already live in one Anthropocene Shut up Grimes, you’re

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Socks with Sandals

Brown leather flare pants, white puff-sleeve crop top, black bag on my shoulder, and cat-eye sunglasses on my head—this is how I

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The Painting of Me

I wish to be painted, but my hands will not allow it. I wish to trace the sharpness of my nose, the

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Selling High Street

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“A city is measured by the character of its institutions. The street is one of its first institutions. Today these institutions are

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February 27, 2022

February 27, 2022 Uncategorized by Yale Herald Blocklist, February 27, 2022 The Blocklist by Yale Herald Letter from the Editors (Feb. 27,

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GoGo Squeez: we were today years old when we learned that there are jokes on the bottom! Visits at the McClellan COVID

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Love Letter to the Troupe

I. Photoshop Concubine My favorite nights from last year were the ones I spent in my friend Jared’s apartment. I loved looking

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The Social Playlist

There are 28 songs on my favorite playlist. I know their order, I can sing all of their lyrics, and I hate

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Women to the Bone

My mom’s one truth is that a woman’s job is to suffer. I will never forget it, not because I believe it,

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Leo’s Puppet Show

Since the dawn of satire, media literacy has been hanging on by a thread. Classical works of politically tinged literature (like the

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Why Do I Online Date?

Our generation is a unique specimen crafted by the era of digital dating. By the time I entered the dating scene, dating

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The Marriage Pact Obsession

It’s 9:59 PM and I’m sitting in the library, reading Hamlet—or maybe more accurately, avoiding doing so by playing Semantle, my favorite

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Back and Forth

During Thanksgiving break, I brought home a little pumpkin. Dirt clumps stuck to its skin. When I ran my fingers across the

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SOPHIE’s Reclamation of Cyberspace

Apocalyptic visions abound in late capitalism: films in which earthquakes ravage the Earth, books about mankind serving machines. Philosopher Mark Fisher’s dystopian

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The Manor House

My father veers into a long, hedge-lined driveway, and the house emerges from the greenery. The Manor House is a remnant of

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Splintered

Every time I say “I,” it refers to you. —Louise Glück  I want to be whole without you but there are pieces of spoiled ash

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Yalies All Inked Up

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I got my first tattoo last week. It’s about six inches in size, runs vertically down my ribs, and memorializes the last

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December 3, 2021

Spencer: The Best Psychological Horror of 2021 Reviews by Adhya Beesam Red (Taylor’s Version) and the Art of Hindsight Reviews by Jessica

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Ode to The Big Country

In the autumn of the first quarantine year, I became friends with my neighbor––real friends. I’d vaguely known her since middle school,

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