The Blocklist

The things we hate this week, every week.

September 22, 2022

Calendar Uncategorized by Yale Herald Looking Up at a Shared Sky Arts by Elena Unger In Search of Grace at Graceland Features by Sylvie Goldner I Wish I Had Baos for Brunch: On Chinese Food at Yale Culture by Patrick Kho Keep the Scraps Between the Cushions Inserts by Daniella Sanchez The Windham-Campbell Prizes: Then

September 22, 2022

Calendar Uncategorized by Yale Herald Looking Up at a Shared Sky Arts by Elena Unger In Search of Grace at Graceland Features

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Journey to the Center of Sterling

As a self-proclaimed collector, I can appreciate Yale’s commitment to what others may consider hoarding. Sterling Memorial Library boasts more than two

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How To Find The Best Nap Spots

Napping at Yale is a strategic business, one that the Academic Strategies Program should cover in an upcoming workshop. If you’re a

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Shower Thoughts

Note: All names have been changed. Evan is always in the bathroom. It’s where we met, and then introduced ourselves again the

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Maine to Yale

“So, where are you from?”  “Maine.”  “That’s like, the super northeast one, right?”  Being from one of the lesser-known states in the

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My Girls

It is late July. The heat in New York runs right through me. I’m on the phone with my mother; in an

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Blood-Stained Windows

Grace Hopper’s face on Hopper’s windows is a refreshing sight compared to the baleful glares emanating from the murals in other dining

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Pepper Fish Soup

Dummy Dining is a collection of recipes by Carmen Lopez Villamil (JE ’25) for delicious dishes made primarily from scavenged dining hall

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Hot & Not

Hot & Not is Hailey O’Connor’s (PC ’24) Massie Block-style assessment of what’s hot and what’s not each week.  Hot: The boy

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As Much for the Pyromaniacs

Today and Everyday by Lucy Santiago (MC ’24) is a bimonthly column about faith and ritual.  This is no kind of church.

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In Search of Grace at Graceland

Graceland is Disney World without the rides and Magic Kingdom.  Opened to the public in 1982, Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion in Memphis,

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YSIG for Dummies 

Walking through a never-ending maze of trifold boards, I searched in vain for a breath of air in the sea of anxious

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The Woodlouse

Nestled in the walnut chair I am a buried louse. I’ve proudly chomped on this hard wood And made a wooden house.

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Hemisphere

She lies on the dock—back pressed firmly against the uneven wooden planks, dry hair matted against the wet edges of her hairline,

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Looking Up at a Shared Sky

When I lie under the night sky, I feel a combination of awe and menace that allows for a moment of self-transcendence.

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The Glow that Time Cannot Fade

The passage of time feels most palpable during the autumn. “A darkness gathers though it does not fall,” Wallace Stevens writes in

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September 15, 2022

Elm City Scrapbook: Is The Women’s Table Feminist Inserts by Catherine Kausikan I Wanted to Burn Some Bridges. I Decided to Rank

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Is The Women’s Table Feminist

Elm City Scrapbook is a column alternately written by Daniella Sanchez and Catherine Kausikan, which each week reflects on a different artwork

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Skulls and Bones

On occasion, a peculiar phenomenon has been noticed in the New Haven Green: the appearance of human bones. Such a sight should

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Luck

It began when a thin strip of paper hidden inside a cookie told you your lucky number was 5. You realized your

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Dear Dan

Dear Dan is an epistolary ode to various Yale places, people and practices by Paloma Vigil (MY ’25)  Dear Mom, Beep. Beep.

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Dear Little Wenker

Dear Lil Wenker is Lil Wenker (SY ’23)’s advice column! Send your most pressing questions and pleas for help to lillian.wenker@yale.edu.  Dear

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Eli Osei

If there is anything Eli Osei (MC ‘26) is good at making art from, it’s chaos. When he was 17, his Uber

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Why We Need Rumors

The first week of school this year was very different from the first week of school last year. Instead of running around

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Numismatics

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The Yale Art Gallery’s collection of over 120,000 rare coins, banknotes, and medals is the largest and most impressive of its kind,

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First-Year Issue

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Lucky DrawArden Yum, BF ’25, Herald Staff In my application to Yale, eighteen-year-old me promised my suitemates watercolors and H-mart snacks in

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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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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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Harold Recommends

 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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Blocklist

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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