The Hunt for the Uterine Truss

Earlier this month, with my senior essay deadline looming, my procrastination attempts reached a heroic new level of heroism. I set out on a mission, running around Orange Street one freezing morning, ringing buzzers and rattling locked doors and peering into darkened rooms. I had to find a uterine truss. A bizarre and unexpected twist […]


Quiet Americans face tensions abroad

Andrew Goldberg ’04 received an unexpected orientation session when he arrived in London for his internship this summer. “I was just taking pictures of Big Ben and Parliament before work and all of a sudden these cops came and took me into an alley,” he said. “They started asking me all these questions. Once I […]

Short Feature

Singing hopefuls improvise for rush meals

At 6 p.m., the height of the dinner rush, the Broadway restaurant strip is the place to see and be seen — especially for the a cappella community. Last Tuesday, inside a packed Au Bon Pain, where the line just to pick up orders is over 20 students long, four girls sporting identical Something Extra […]


Administrators ‘AIM’ to communicate better

The door squeaks. Your residential college dean “has entered.” Years ago, AOL Instant Messenger revolutionized communication and procrastination for students across the nation. But now, even administrators working from within Yale’s gothic towers are beginning to recognize the technology’s convenience. “Sometimes I need to call the registrar’s office and if the line’s busy I can […]


Avoiding Yale’s graveyard of failed publications

In a corner of Sterling Memorial Library, through two sets of double doors and behind the rattling glass, a few dusty bookshelves hold a history of student publishing ambition. There, the small, white, unassuming first issue of The Yale Journal of Pretentious Free-Association (Editor in Chief: Mumblequatch Anuspladdy) rests on the third issue of Portia: […]


This time, a different campus reaction to war

As bombs fell in Iraq and dusk fell on New Haven on Jan. 19, 1991, students congregated on Beinecke Plaza to express their outrage over the U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq. A smaller group of students, including Simone Albeck ’93, formed a semicircle around a microphone, taking turns addressing the crowd. “I said I was […]


Popularity of dance exceeds resources

After two nights of performances in the space she spent a week painstakingly preparing, Camele-Ann White ’03 went to bed happy. But early the next morning, with two performances scheduled for that evening, she rolled out of bed to help another group take over her stage. Between the Friday and Saturday night performances of the […]


With new activism, a rise on the right

When she first stepped onto campus, Jennifer Barnes ’06 was bombarded with evidence of political activism. During her first three months at Yale, hundreds of students protested the “don’t ask, don’t tell,” policy of the U.S. military; made the trek to anti-war protests in New York and Washington, D.C.; or were arrested when Yale’s unions […]


Presidency beckons for a Yale prankster

Howard Dean ’71 wants to be the next president. But before he served five terms as governor of Vermont, before he began practicing medicine, and before he abadoned his career on Wall Street, Dean was “The Walrus.” At least, that was what he told his Yale classmates when the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour was released […]


Studying women and gender

In 1969, when women were first admitted to Yale College, the administration was concerned they would distract men from their studies. Ten years later, in the fall of 1979, students had the opportunity to make women the focus of their studies. That fall, students returned to campus with the newly inaugurated Women’s Studies Program. Amid […]


On the Sidelines

Shrieks of laughter and groans of exertion escape from a small fifth-floor room in Payne Whitney Gymnasium, where the Yale cheerleading team practices. Surrounded by seven girls in mismatched T-shirts and shorts, Megan Quintana ’06 and Patti Balbas ’05 stand face to face, hands clasped, desperately trying to squat, rise and then extend their arms […]


Yalies join thousands protesting for peace

WASHINGTON — When her bus arrived in Washington, D.C., at 8 a.m. Saturday, Anne Abrams headed straight for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. She paced off the steps from one end to the other. She knelt down and read the cards placed at the base of the wall, tracing her fingers over the names engraved in […]