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October 7, 2015
Picked the Phinest. We hear Yale's Phi Beta Kappa society has selected its junior inductees in the class of 2017. Do you wish you had kept MATH 120 Credit/D/Fail? So do we. By the way, the final day to convert to the letter-grade option is Nov. 13.
New Kids on the Vlock. The house that first-year Yale architecture students built as part of the Jim Vlock Building Project has been sold for $155,000. The three-bedroom unit on Winthrop Street in the city's West River neighborhood was built on a budget of $130,000 as part of a larger initiative to push for affordable housing in New Haven.
1701. Visit Cross Campus to take advantage of free food for Founders Day 2015. The second annual celebration of University's founding will include tours of Woodbridge Hall and the President's House on Hillhouse Avenue, which we hear looks good post-$17 million renovation.
California Love. Every once in a while we get to feel good about going out on a Wednesday night. Tonight, Yale Undergraduates for UNICEF will host Coachella Woads, and proceeds from ticket sales will benefit families in need in California's Coachella Valley. Wear your Coachella finest, and Woads for a cause.
Lil Dicky Comes to Yale. But we're not saying you can't feel good about going to Toad's on any other night. Tickets for Lil Dicky Live in Concert on Nov. 4 go on sale today. The News hopes the up-and-coming rap performer won't cancel on Toads Place like Lil Poopy did in 2013.
Nothing Suspect Here. The Yale Office of Sustainability is hosting a series of events this week as part of University President Peter Salovey's three-year Sustainability Strategic Plan. The celebration of sustainability also includes a social media photo contest. Tag #YSustain on Twitter and Instagram to participate.
Crimson Versus Prison. In a contest that received national attention, Harvard's debate team was defeated by a team of prison inmates. The winning debaters were part of the Bard Prison Initiative, a program that offers incarcerated men and women the opportunity to earn Bard College degrees.
Zero Bucks Left to Give. New information about Chi Psi's golden retriever Buck does not appear in the News today, for the first time in a week. We miss our furry frat star. Send tips about Buck (or other things) to email@example.com.
October 6, 2015
Gravestone or Blackstone? University President Peter Salovey and Marta Moret sent the student body official invitations to their annual Halloween celebration at Commons — oops we mean the Schwarzman Center — on Oct. 31 at 9:30 p.m. Some things don't change, though. Shades will be performing at 10:15 p.m., as per tradition.
Eid Mubarak. Also at the Schwarzman Center: The Chaplain's Office and the Yale Muslim Students Association will jointly host Eid Banquet — their 14th annual dinner celebration for Eid — at 6 p.m. this evening. Eid-al-Adha, an important date on the Islamic religious calendar, translates to Festival of Sacrifice.
Thinking Critically. St. Anthony Hall will host Melissa Gira Grant, journalist and sex workers' rights advocate, in a discussion at 4 p.m. Grant will question conventional beliefs about the prostitution industry — ideas raised in her book "Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work."
Simchat Torah. At 10 p.m. last night, close to 50 students visited the News at 202 York and included us in their celebration of Simchat Torah — a holiday celebrating the Jewish people receiving the Torah. Visit again: We're here for production five nights a week.
Mazel Tov. Speaking of Jewish celebration, James Franco became a man over the weekend when he celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at age 37. Franco participated in the event for pal Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity, an organization that raises money for Alzheimer's awareness.
Mango Moose. Stiles FroCo Mustafa Malik '16 plans to launch his startup Lassi Bar — a South Asian smoothie business — in the spring. Malik has developed a signature recipe for the famous mango lassi and assembled a business team of four. We wonder if Lassi Bar will be open before Junzi Kitchen.
October 5, 2015
Unmasked. “Malia Obama’s College Pick...” — the Sunday New York Times article that brought us to reminisce on the First Daughter’s New Haven visit — did poorly in omitting Hannah Gonzales ’16 from its list of presidential campus representatives. While not a competitor in the Mr. Yale beauty pageant, Gonzales earned the gig en route to becoming a head tour guide this year. Information is only as good as the source; and apparently, the Times is slipping.
New York's Most Populous Borough. Hillary Clinton LAW '73 appeared on SNL over the weekend. Cast member Kate McKinnon portrayed Clinton, while the 2016 presidential candidate played a bartender. Clinton made light of several criticisms she has fielded in her campaign. She jokingly refuted claims that she cannot inspire young voters due to her age, noting that her campaign is headquartered in Brooklyn — the city's hippest borough.
FIFAA World Cup. Stephen Blyth, head of Harvard's $38 billion endowment, announced that Harvard will be adopting "flexible indeterminate factor-based asset allocation" or FIFAA — an investment model developed at Yale under Chief Investment Officer David Swensen GRD '80. Watch and learn, Crimson.
Game 7. Matt Jackson '14 — who is currently on a six-game Jeopardy winning streak — will appear on the show for a seventh time this evening. Currently, Jackson's win total is $166,401. That's more than the salary for a first-year analyst at Goldman, right?
The President's Daughter. All eyes are on Malia Obama as she enters her senior fall. Head tour guide Jeremy Hutton '15 gave Malia and the first lady a personal tour of Yale's campus during their visit last spring. As she navigates the college process, the president's advice to his daughter is "Keep your grades up until you get in, and after that, make sure you pass."
Puzzled. Buzzfeed plans to release daily crossword puzzles starting in mid-October. At the helm of the project? Buzzfeed's new Puzzles Editor Caleb Madison '15. Madison is accepting themed submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org now.