Elis recall activism of Black Panther Party

Although Thomas Cole ’71 has some typical college memories — intense discussions in the dining hall, professors who mentored him — he also has some unique ones, like filling sandbags with members of the Black Panther Party. “I remember filling sandbags with them in their house, because they were scared they would be attacked by […]

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Students are split on UOC sit-in

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Zoe Palitz ’05 took a break from chanting and singing to take her History of Music midterm. Two other students left the action to get treated for frostbite at University Health Services. But apart from brief breaks, these stalwarts and about 30 of […]

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Legacies still maintain edge in admissions

When Seth Berliner applied early action to Yale in the fall of 2003, he thought he had a pretty good chance of being accepted. Though neither of his parents attended Yale College or Yale Graduate School — his pedigree is more crimson than blue — his aunt and cousin both attended Yale College; his aunt […]

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Gym programs provide life skills, independence

With the care and attention given to bathing a newborn, Jason Lampasona gingerly wiped down the footpad on the first of a long line of StairMasters in the Adrian C. “Ace” Israel Fitness Center. Repeating instructions to himself, he crouched in front of the machine until every last remnant of dirt had vanished. Not as […]

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M. tennis falls flat in spring opener

The Yale men’s tennis team opened its spring season matches on a low note, falling 6-1 to No. 65 North Carolina State Feb. 4 at the University’s Cullman Courts. Milosz Gudzowski ’06 at No. 3 singles was the only Bulldog to take down a member of the Wolfpack, defeating opponent Will Shaw 6-3, 6-4. “I […]

Chess club revives the joy of the checkmate

As the only female player on Yale’s club chess team, Kathryn Au ’08 has learned to hold her own. “I’m really comfortably around the guys,” Au said. “My confidence has gone up, so it’s not intimidating anymore. I like to try to intimidate the guys — And it’s a great way for me to meet […]

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Trips provide excitement, opportunities for athletes

It is no secret that varsity sports often require overwhelming time and dedication, especially when athletes are asked to practice with their teams over winter, spring or summer vacations. Escaping the confines — and cold — of New Haven has become a regular practice for many of the teams over both winter and spring breaks. […]

Elis look to memories of Josh Hill for inspiration

To hear members of the men’s basketball team talk about Josh Hill ’05, you would almost not realize that he is gone. The casual present-tense rhetoric they use to describe the kindness and enthusiasm characteristic of Yale’s No. 25 would have you believe he had the team in hysterics on their most recent road trip. […]

Canadian students head south with national pride

Contrary to common misconceptions, Laura Hartenberger ’07 did not spend her childhood in an igloo, does not say “eh” at the end of every sentence, and did not grow up in consistently sub-zero temperatures. She is, however, Canadian. But despite sustaining frequent teasing from her American peers, Hartenberger, who belongs to five Canadian pride groups […]

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University life can help spark spiritual side

Though Rebekah Emanuel ’06 relishes a break from school as much as the next student, life at home is not always simple. Because of her strict adherence to Jewish laws, living with her less-observant family poses some difficulties. “My family has been supportive, but it’s not easy,” she said. “The traditions [of Judaism] make practicalities […]

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Christian athletes take action

On Monday evening, most Yale students were settling into their rooms to begin a stressful three weeks of papers and exams. But while the rest of their peers got cozy with their textbooks, 12 students chose a different activity: bible study. The students, who sat comfortably around the large wooden table in a Silliman College […]

SLU pledges undergo an intense initiation process

Initiation rites are not uncommon for college organizations, especially for Greek life. Some fraternities put pledges through a cookie eating and milk chugging contests; some sororities make their pledges sport the same hair styles or outfits. But Sigma Lambda Upsilon sorority’s intense pledging practices make those other rites of passage seem like a walk in […]

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