And In That Moment I Swear We Were All Gretchen Weiners

When my editor first asked me to write a view, his only instruction was that I “be funny.”

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Screen Test: Calista Small ’14

An interview with Calista Small ’14, who stars in “Crimes of the Heart”

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Who the YCC wants to bring to Spring Fling

With the first (real) snowfall and beginning of second semester, winter is peaking. Unfortunately for the season, the student body just received the survey for the Spring Fling Openers reminding us of all the joys warm weather brings (namely no jackets and frolicking on old campus). Since we probably won’t get Blue Ivy or the […]

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Ugandan journalist supports Mitt Romney

Before Ugandan journalist Andrew Mwenda delivered a speech as part of the Yale African Students Assocation’s Africa Week, he sat down with the News for some frank conversation. While Mwenda reinforced his thoughts on African aid in his speech, a lot of his thoughts about American politics didn’t make it into the discussion. Mwenda gave […]

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Ugandan journalist condemns Western aid in Africa

To celebrate the first day of Africa Week at Yale, the Yale African Student Association brought Ugandan retired farmer, marathon runner and prominent journalist Andrew Mwenda to share with Yale students his critical views on the state of Western aid in Africa. Ugandan journalist Mwenda spoke to approximately 30 students on Monday about Western aid […]

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Restaurant Week: an eater’s guide

With Restaurant Week fast approaching, your favorite New Haven restaurants are filling up with reservations. It’s the happiest week of the year in New Haven, because a slew of participating restaurants offer a $17 and $29 prix fixe lunch and dinner, respectively. If you haven’t made your reservation yet, fear not! We’ve talked to some […]

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REVIEW: YSO Show makes us love Yale

The YSO halloween show is my favorite tradition in all of Yale. Woolsey Hall was packed to capacity with students in elaborate costumes. I was excited. We were excited. This year’s show, called “Midnight in New Haven,” had a lot to live up to, because last year’s show was awesome. Though “Midnight” failed to equal […]

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Morse dining hall boasts walrus skeleton

Ezra Stiles dining hall shows college pride via a mounted moose head. Jonathan Edwards, land of the spiders, displays a spider in its web. But Morse is taking pride to a new level: last week, a full walrus skeleton appeared on the dining hall’s back wall. The walrus skeleton is on long-term loan from the […]

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Cuban art comes to New Haven

For artists like Reynier Ferrer, the active literary and cinematic culture that emerged in post-revolution Cuba in the 1950s continues to be a source of inspiration. On Thursday, an exhibition of works by prominent Cuban painter Ferrer opened at Arte Inc., a small gallery on Grand Avenue dedicated to promoting Latino art and culture. The […]

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REVIEW: Chocopologie a welcome addition

Joining the ranks of cute new shops in New Haven this fall is Chocopologie. This Parisian-esque patisserie brings a welcome new kind of store and atmosphere to the area surrounding Yale campus. The assortment of chocolates is a veritable smorgasbord of treats. Offering creative flavors from lavender caramel to pumpkin pie truffles, Chocopologie has options […]

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Profs weigh in on Occupy

As the “Occupy Wall Street” movement gains nationwide momentum, pundits and critics nationwide are wondering about its aims and its broader significance. Here at Yale, professors have been watching the movement carefully, with their deep historical perspective. Sterling professor of law Bruce Ackerman ’67 even co-authored an op-ed in the Huffington Post proposing an $80,000 […]

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Mastering the portrait

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