The Fat Trap

Posted on 01. Nov, 2002 by in Uncategorized

Juan Mendoza, a seventh grader at Fair Haven Middle School, used to be fat. Like most overweight kids in middle school, he endured his share of taunting. But as much as it bothered him, he didn?t know how to change his situation. ?I used to just eat and not really care. I didn?t know why […]

Critics in the Cradle

Posted on 01. Sep, 2002 by in Uncategorized

A smiling baby, tongue sticking out and eyes blinded by an oversized mortar-board, graces the cover of Ralph Schoenstein’s Toilet Trained For Yale: Adventures in 21st Century Parenting. Though the resemblance is unintentional, the baby represents both Schoenstein and Harold Bloom, editor of Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages. Giddily facing […]

Walk This Way

Posted on 01. Apr, 2002 by in Uncategorized

New Haven: home of Pepe’s pizza, Louis’ burgers, sons and daughters of Eli, and the only buzzing, beeping, count-down savvy, two-way walk traffic lights I know. When I first encountered the beeping traffic light outside of Commons two years ago, I was taken aback. I stood and watched a few cycles of red and green. […]


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