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At high school, oath inspires, empowers students

January 21, 2009 • 1
When President Barack Obama stepped up to the lectern at noon yesterday, shouts of joy and ripples of “Obama! Obama!” spread through the audience. Tears streamed down people’s faces and cries of “Amen” punctuated the air. But the scene was not in Washington. The viewers were high school students watching CBS News on a giant »
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From ‘fat and poor’ to thin and thrifty

January 13, 2009 • 3
In the season of New Year’s resolutions and the country’s economic crunch, people may wish to start fresh — one calorie or dollar at a time. Sam MacDonald ’95 took the initiative to do just that five years after he graduated from Yale. At the time, he weighed 340 pounds and found himself $15,000 in »
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Indian Elis react to news of Mumbai attacks

December 2, 2008 • 0
Parmeet Shah ’11 was vacationing in Florida with high school friends last week when he received a startling text message. Their hometown was under siege from terrorists. Shah, who went to school just a few miles from the site of the brazen attacks in Mumbai, India, said he and his former classmates glued themselves to »
Sports

THE GAME | The other Games

November 21, 2008 • 244
As hundreds of Yale students voyage to Cambridge this weekend, other Yalies will stay behind — and not by choice. The reason: They have their own game on the day of The Game. Seven Bulldog teams — women’s and men’s cross country, swimming and diving, women’s basketball, heavyweight crew and men’s ice hockey — will »
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THE GAME | Calmness key for Coach Siedlecki

November 21, 2008 • 2
After Yale’s embarrassing 37-6 loss last year at The Game, which handed Harvard the Ivy League title, many Yalies questioned whether or not coach Jack Siedlecki was the right man to lead the Bulldog pack. “It comes with the territory,” Siedlecki said of the criticism. “All I can do is control what I do.” But »
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YALE-PRINCETON | Dressed to the tee

November 14, 2008 • 0
While students mingle over drinks on the intramural fields this weekend, few will be able to distinguish Yalies from Princeton visitors unless they are decked out in blue or orange. Although it may be the second oldest rivalry in college football, Yale-Princeton apparently does not matter enough for Yalies to make t-shirts commemorating the occasion. »
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YALE-PRINCETON | Fun for alums, too

November 14, 2008 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. This weekend’s Yale-Princeton game may just seem like another chance for Yale students to party, but for alumni from all over the country, it is nothing short of a chance to relive their bright college years. In addition to the flocks of students »
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Taste tests prove that brand does matter

November 6, 2008 • 9
On any given day on Wooster Street, a line of tourists and locals overflows onto the sidewalk outside of Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana. Since it opened in 1925, food critics and patrons alike have touted Pepe’s pizza as the best pizza around, at least, in New Haven. Pepe’s has been featured as one of the »
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ItsHaky fights for seat

November 3, 2008 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Boaz “Bo” ItsHaky, a 49-year-old Israeli acupuncturist, is a man of compromise. He is a self-proclaimed “secular Jew,” a “street vegetarian” (a cross between vegetarian and vegan) and a centrist politician. But on Tuesday, ItsHaky, who considers himself a fiscally conservative and socially »
University

On the ground | Blair returns to Yale

October 24, 2008 • 3
Without the fanfare of a packed Woolsey Hall, Tony Blair returned to campus on Thursday to resume his role as professor in his “Faith and Globalization” course. Tucked away in a law school classroom, Blair spoke to the 25 students enrolled in the class. During the class, “Persons of Faith Who are Publicly Engaged,” the »
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Tweed sees weekend air traffic

October 24, 2008 • 0
Tony Blair is now a regular flyer through Tweed New Haven Regional Airport. Past presidents and vice presidents have stepped onto the tarmac since the airport’s opening in 1931. And this Parents’ Weekend, Yale parents and alumni will land red carpet style — or at least, receive a grander welcoming than that of Connecticut Limo. »
Sports

FOOTBALL | Mante: behind the kick

October 23, 2008 • 0
Tom Mante ’10, kicker and punter on the Yale football team, talks with the News about his role on the team this season, his superstitious kicking rituals and his life outside of football. Q: This season you have been a huge factor for the team, as exemplified by your game-winning field goal in the nail-biter »