Rothman: In VP debate and lapel pin, a glimmer

October 6, 2008 • 0
On Thursday night, lured by doughnuts and board games, I watched the vice-presidential debate in my freshman counselor’s room. Expecting that my friends would silently watch the television and follow with a dry, political discussion afterwards, I naturally brought my laptop with me. I thought I might be able to get some work in as »

Rothman: Are you the ‘Roriest’ of all at Yale?

September 30, 2008 • 2
I saw my first episode of the television show “Gilmore Girls” sophomore year of high school when I was homesick. The episode took place at Yale, and although the show was interesting, I switched off the television when it was over and turned my thoughts to healing from my cold. Only when I was admitted »

Rothman: Between bites, buboes and YUHS

September 23, 2008 • 1
In high school I brushed off feeling ill. A hacking cough? It’s just something caught in my throat. Serial sneezing? It’ll pass in a moment. I saw throwing up as a sign of weakness and Advil as a cure-all: If I just take some ibuprofen for those chicken pox, I’ll be better in an hour. »

Rothman: Rebellion by jaywalk

September 15, 2008 • 4
When people ask me where I’m from, I say New York. If they inquire further, I say I’m from just outside New York City. It takes great persistence to pull out the fact that I actually reside across the Hudson River from Manhattan, in Bergen County, New Jersey. But really, I reassure those who ask, »

(Over-)packed up and ready to go — to Yale

August 29, 2008 • 0
I have been warned about the dangers of overpacking for college. Interns at work this summer shook their heads disparagingly when I told them I was going shopping at Bed Bath & Beyond for the sixteenth time, and my friends from high school laughed when I let them know them I was bringing all four »