Culture

Tigers and Elis unite in song

November 18, 2008 • 0
While many flocked to the fields for the Yale-Princeton game on Saturday, there were also several music performances around campus. Eva Galvan reports on what she heard. Two of a kind: A cappella This Saturday, the Yale Spizzwinks (?) and the Princeton Tigerlilies held their annual joint concert in the Saybrook Underbrook. “It’s a tradition »
Culture

Writer chronicles college a cappella

November 14, 2008 • 1
Inspired by the a cappella scene from his baritone days at Cornell, Mickey Rapkin decided to write a tell-all about this musical campus phenomenon. Rapkin spoke about his book, Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory, to a small audience at Barnes and Noble Thursday evening. During the “behind-the-scenes peek” — as a »
City

Sen. Whitehouse ’78 talks election, Obama

October 27, 2008 • 0
“This election will make a huge difference in your lives,” the speaker said. “We must remember that the decisions we make today will affect our lives in ways we cannot even imagine. Eleven days. It’s not over. We have to put our pedal to the metal until the checkered flag is behind us.” U.S. Senator »
University

Munroe jokes, talks comics

October 22, 2008 • 0
“I don’t wear a Tron costume or a Guy Fawkes mask,” the guest said, by way of introduction. “I don’t use numbers in place of letters, and I’m not the guy who stole your credit card. My name is Randall, and I’m from the Internet.” Specifically, he is from xkcd.com. Randall Munroe, the site’s founder, »
University

Midwives speak on birthing

October 21, 2008 • 8
Between midterms and picking the perfect Halloween costume, choosing a birth delivery method is probably the last thing on most Yale women’s minds. But according to four midwives who spoke at the Yale Women’s Center Monday night, it is never too early to start planning. As part of Women’s Health Week, the Center hosted four »
Opinion

Galvan: Dieting not a tool of patriarchy

October 3, 2008 • 2
I am a woman, and I am on a diet. I am one of those “seven out of 10” women who knows how many calories she’s eating, one of those “seven out of 10” that Claire Gordon’s recent column (“For women, perfection by deprivation” 10/1) seems to criticize. I do not watch what I eat »