The Blocklist

The things we hate this week, every week.

New Haven’s Hunt for Policing Alternatives

“I want to burn down a police car,” S. told me, his body simmering with an anger I had never seen before. S. is one of my closest friends, and one of the most collected people I know. S. is Black, but grew up outside the United States, and had admitted to never fully understanding

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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Best Bathrooms at Yale

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented attention to the minutia of our lives. And, if the COVID-induced toilet-paper fiasco has taught us anything,

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The Ascension

Sufjan Stevens understands what it means to be alive in September, 2020. Many of his past albums are defined by folk-guitar laden

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Subreddit Submersion

Three months ago, I was desperate. I couldn’t talk to my parents. My therapist had been MIA since the beginning of the

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Baby You Can Interface With My Car

From “active motion” massaging seats to near-autonomous driving systems, the car user experience is constantly evolving. Programs like Apple CarPlay allow cars

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Playing Pretend

her bookshelf held little bird nests and chipped mugs and a key that unlocked nothing objects balanced precariously above novels that smelled like her grandmothershe stacked spines

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Top 1 Utensils List

Spoon Topping our list is the humble but incredibly powerful spoon. The sheer versatility of the spoon is unmatched. Hot drinks? Rice?

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Dream

I. I’m bulbous. My belly button sticks out of my inflated stomach. I’m looking down. My parents sit on either side of

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Gallery Guides with Chloé Glass

The Gallery Guide program at the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG) provides Yale undergraduates with the opportunity to learn to teach from objects in

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Rainy Daze

I wasn’t expecting the weather to wake me up before my 3:45 alarm. It wasn’t the sounds of   pouring storms. It

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September 25th, 2020

Sex and Hasidism in Unorthodox and Shtisel Reviews by McKinsey Crozier Copy/Paste Evolutions Culture by Kapp Singer Three Year Poem Voices by

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Six Percent: MENA at Yale

A little less than a year ago, the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts released its decision in  Students For Fair Admissions v.

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Three Year Poem

First drafted February 24th, 2017 at 5:34pm tasting water is infancy. drinking and drinking and drinking rolling over onto all fours, baptism

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Harold Recommends, 9/25

1.  AUNTIE by Ian Isiah  ♫ A funky album by the one and only singer, artist, and fashion icon. Produced by Chromeo and

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Womb to Zoom to Tomb

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, security issues with the popular video conferencing application Zoom have given rise to a new

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Summer of Ticks

Rhinebeck— the summer of ticks, of mom’s wrath and dad’s denial. At dusk, my sister and I were stripped naked and searched

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Music Sessions: Tahj Lakey

Tahj Lakey, TC ’21, is a singer-songwriter. He is an Ethnicity, Race, and Migration major and an Education Studies Scholar. During his

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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

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September, 18th, 2020

Dumpster Fire: Waste in the Time of COVID-19 Fronts by Melanie Heller A Talk with The Neo Collective, Yale’s First Black Arts

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Anthems from an Apocalypse

When a friend tells you that they love Phoebe Bridgers, the right thing to ask is, “Have you tried therapy instead?”         I’m

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on the way

we were moving the highway rushed before us in a great swell car conversation churning slowly with future voices echoing softly from

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Of Modern Epics and Diversions

I’m back home, where the mood is reminiscent of high-school senior spring and the theme is escapism—anything to catch a breath from

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Harper’s Dilemma

Editor’s note: Tommy Schacht responds to this piece in “A Tale of Two Liberalisms,” published in the Oct. 9th issue of the Herald.

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Of Cats and Men

It was in the late summer, when the nights were getting cool and the count was nearing two-hundred thousand, that I got

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I Think This Might Be It

All food gets better warmer or wetter; there are no exceptions. It is a travesty that more people don’t have custom ringtones.

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“Big movies are back!”

“Big movies are back!” proclaims the most recent trailer for Tenet, urging people to return to the cinema. However, if the desolate

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The First-Year Issue

The First-Year Issue little fish in a big pond Dear readers, old and frosh, Welcome to the big pond. Except this year,

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The Geese Will Return

Sitting on a lake in the center of an eastern Montana plain, you would think their approach would be obvious: “Just keep

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Memeing through the Apocalypse

These days it is hard to look anywhere without seeing COVID-19. Our fixation is justifiable. Hospitals are overwhelmed, over four billion people

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Future Nostalgia

“You want a timeless song, I wanna change the game. Like modern architecture, John Lautner coming your way.”

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Time to Create

It’s too bad I like words.I find myself staringat this page-screentrying to achieve lexical beautyto Shakespearize my modern qualmsto romanticise my digital

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February 28th, 2020

February 28th,2020 Making Up Lost Time Fronts by Robert Samec and Kapp Singer Standing on the platform in Emeryville waiting to board

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Making Up Lost Time

Standing on the platform in Emeryville waiting to board the California Zephyr at its origin station, we heard a crackling intercom announcement

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Harold Recommends, 2/28

1.  Schmear & Loathing in Lox Vegas from Book Trader A midterm guilty pleasure with a fantastically crafted name! 2.  The Boring

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