The Blocklist

The things we hate this week, every week.

Zoloft and the Good Life: Exploring the Science and Pseudoscience of Psychiatry

The opinions included in this article belong to the writer and do not represent those held by the Herald Editorial Board. Resources and support for those experiencing mental illness are available at The SHARE Center, Walden Peer Counseling, and Yale Mental Health and Counseling. Explore Yale’s wellness resources at Being Well at Yale. About half of all Yale undergraduates will, at

December 3rd, 2020

Zoloft and the Good Life: Exploring the Science and Pseudoscience of Psychiatry Opinion by Hero Magnus Confessions of an Accidental Minimalist Culture

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Collaging Memory

Collage has always been attractive to me as an art form for the same reasons that I find writing  alluring. Like writing,

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Harold Recommends, Dec 4

Plastic Hearts, Miley Cyrus — once again, Miley reinvents herself with a new rock n roll album to dance to for the

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A Pandemonium of Parrots

For most, the holiday season is a time of tradition, whether it be shopping for Christmas trees or making latkes for Hanukkah

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Magazine Menagerie

Grow, Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health, Johns Hopkins Magazine, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Stanford, The New Journal, and Yale Alumni Magazine, one edition each. Pittsburgh

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Cloudy Night

The moment you begin to fall asleep,gravity rearranges itself, tender,reaching its arms to cradle your headwhich becomes a fish bowl thickwith glass.

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Cover by Kapp Singer

November 20th, 2020

The Common North American Least Shrew as a Metaphor for the Postmodern American Ethos Voices by Neal Sarin and Jesse Goodman Playing

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Graphic by Robert Samec

Woes of Going Home

Am I excited about going home for break? I mean, I guess. It’s kinda weird, though, right? Usually, we get to come

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Come Along With Me

When I was 16 years old, I read War and Peace for the first time in a highschool literature class. Like so

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Harold Recommends, Nov 19

Vital — Japanese horror movie by Shinya Tsukamoto featuring cadavers, amnesia, and med-school (…perfect for the year!) “Bryter Layter” by Nick Drake

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Graphic by Robert Samec

Why AI Doesn’t Scare Me

When two-time world champion Defense of the Ancients (DotA) esports team member Johan Sundstein was asked about playing against OpenAI Five, a

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Off 90-West

In the middle of Wyoming, emptyroads with no lights. Nobody elsebut you I know for miles around.Dusty flags, jagged orange treelesscliffs, car

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Graphic by Robert Samec

Notes from Quarantine

One night in mid-October I was running a fever––somewhere between 100.5 and 101 ℉ according to the infrared thermometer my parents had

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A Victory for Ty Dolla $ign

Since his last solo album in late 2017, Ty Dolla $ign’s musical aptitude has blessed our ears via consistent collaboration. In 2018

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737

Thank you for the book,I would have read it on the planebut it was cold and I hadhands to sit on. I

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Harold Recommends, Nov. 12

Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God by Busta Rhymes — the legendary rapper returns with a star-studded hour-pus album narrated

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Bake Sale Volunteering

Hi Melissa,  Just wanted to let you know that I’m available to help at the bake sale fundraiser for Chloe’s class next

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Notes of a Cuban Son

For about as long as I’ve been alive, South Florida has been something like the national id of the American popular consciousness.

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Cowardice by Committee

On the morning of October 22, the first day of the Yale Endowment Justice Coalition’s three-day occupation of Cross Campus, we received

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October 30th, 2020

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Reviews by Drew Medway Hungry for Company: In-Person Education During COVID-19 Features by Daevan Mangalmurti Spotlight

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What’s Your “Position”?

It’s official—my parents are cooler than me. What finally confirmed this long-held suspicion? My parents are in Ariane Grande’s latest music video,

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You Can’t Do It All

“Do the bare minimum and not a modicum more,” I text my friend as she vents to me about the waves of

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The Fifth Base

There are new private parts. The lower half of the face, once freely flaunted, has been rightfully reclaimed by the individual, stripped

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Study Break Snack

The dimly lit maze of bookshelves had always drawn Lauri to the basement of the Portland Public Library. It struck a great

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Harold Recommends, Oct 30

1. Children singing Bjork Brighten your day, especially essential during Daylight Savings. 2.“Love Me Like You Hate Me” Insane Rainsford music video directed

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Artist Talks: Alice Mao

This week, Bryan Ventura, MY ’24 sat down with Alice Mao, MC ’24, an illustrator and fine artist. Mao takes her inspiration

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October 16th, 2020

Requiem for a Team Culture by Zachary Groz The Unremarkable Alchemist: What one blue-eyed Ivy League originalist can teach us about ourselves

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Requiem for a Team

The morning of September 17, 2018, excavators gathered at Harbor Yard, the former home of the Bridgeport Bluefish, Connecticut’s now-defunct affiliate in

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L’ETRANGER

“I think we should break up.” Just as Thom* said this, close to a dozen tourists began to take pictures of us.

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Paranoia

Maybe picking a shard of glass out of my hair is the closest he’ll ever get to me. I say this even

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Existential Nihilism: Now Cool

A recent poll conducted by the Yale Daily News definitively concludes the following two findings: Most Yalies now believe life is inherently

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Stream, Pirate, or Perish

Palm Springs and First Cow Up late after finishing a paper, I decided to engage in one of my favorite pastimes: binge-watching

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Harold Recommends, 10/16

1. Yale Marriage Pact The straight women took an L on this one.  2. Timothée “wandering” Wait till you get to the

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October 9th, 2020

Getting LIT with the Elm City: Shining Light on Black Narratives and the Yale-New Haven Divide Arts by Nyeda S Passive Psychological

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Sighing Twice

Rainy day. Rainy breeze.Malaisical trees and tent-tarp leavesSnot it’s not snot Deciduous, how dare you dye? I feel cheatedof August, like a raincoat

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A Tale of Two Liberalisms

Editor’s note: This piece was written in response to McKinsey Crozier’s article “Harper’s Dilemma” published in the Sept. 18th, issue of the

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Mulan: A Dishonor to Us All

When the live-action Mulan film was first announced in 2018, I was thrilled. Growing up, Mulan was my favorite Disney princess. She

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Harold Recommends, 10/9

1. Bald Child Alignment Chart 2. Agüita  New album by Gabriel Garzón-Montano offers reggaeton bangers and ambient ballads 3. The Wild Iris

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All True Stories About Altruism

It’s no wonder that altruism has captured the interest of historians, philosophers, and psychologists alike; experts spanning the academic gamut have consistently

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A Zoom Tale

2 p.m. and it’s time to resume Today’s dose of my online gloom. At least no more treks Up WLH steps, I

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October 2nd, 2020

“The Authors of Our Own Educations”: High Schoolers Reimagine New Haven History Features by Yale Herald Playing Pretend Voices by Lydia Kaup

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