Chinese economy still solid, Roach says at conference

Next time they’re in New Haven, certain economists might consider stopping by Stephen Roach’s “Next China” class. Roach, the former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, said at a conference in Shanghai last week that speculation that the Chinese economy will enter a hard landing are “vastly overblown,” according to a report from Bloomberg. China has […]

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Yale researchers find Facebook addicting

Facebook addiction might soon be an official mental disorder. A group of Yale post-doctoral researchers have determined that Facebook acts as an increasingly common and addicting form of stress management, according to an article in the New Haven Register. According to the researchers, Facebook activates the body’s reward circuits and neural pathways in the same […]

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Times article features Yale prefrosh at Stuyvesant

Rudi-Ann Miller may just be like any other prefrosh admitted to Yale’s class of 2016. But at Stuyvesant High School, she doesn’t even have to try to stand out. According to an article published in the New York Times on Saturday, Miller is one of just 40 black students currently enrolled at the Lower Manhattan […]

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List claims QPac is good for the socially awkward

Are Quinnipiac students urinating all over New Haven because they become nervous in social contexts and act out accordingly? Maybe. According to a list on insidecollege.com, posted to the Huffington Post on Monday, Quinnipiac University has made the cut the best schools for a socially awkward student. At these schools, including Carnegie Mellon and Boston […]

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Longtime WTNH weatherman Dr. Mel dies at 66

WTNH weatherman Mel Goldstein, known as “Dr. Mel,” died on Wednesday after a battle with multiple myeloma. He was 66. Goldstein began his media career as a radio broadcaster after obtaining a doctorate in meteorology from New York University, according to WTNH. Goldstein’s radio show won a national following, and in the 1980s he joined […]

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In crowded cities, tiny dorm rooms

Feeling claustrophobic in your tiny double? Count your blessings. A report out from Reuters this week says a company called Galaxy Stars HK will start manufacturing single-sleeper dorm pods designed to maximize the use of space in notoriously high-rent Hong Kong. The dorms are inspired by Japan’s capsule hotels; each has a three foot by […]

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Alpha Delta workers wearing new pinnies

Workers at Alpha Delta Pizza have a new uniform, and you can too! The wenzel wizzes on Elm Street are now sporting new pinnies that read “Alpha Delta Pizza” on the front, joined by the greek letters alpha, delta and pi. The back features the expressions “wenzel” and “1 button.” Interested patrons can purchase a […]

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Connecticut may allow bear hunting lottery

The state of Connecticut is not afraid to allow residents to go on a bear hunt. With nearly 3,000 bear sightings in the past year, the state of Connecticut is deciding whether to implement a hunting lottery, used in states such as Maine, the Hartford Courant reported Tuesday. The proposal for the lottery, which is […]

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Harvard students pack noisemakers for Game

In the absence of vuvuzelas, Harvard students have turned to a different option for this year’s Game — thundersticks. This week, two Harvard sophomores announced that a “Silence Yale” campaign will be selling Harvard-Yale themed noisemakers, in this case, thundersticks. Thundersticks are long, inflatable plastic balloons that when struck together create irritatingly loud noises. According […]

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McChrystal to teach seminar in spring

Stanley McChrystal, retired four-star general in the U.S. Army, will be teaching his “Leadership” seminar again this spring. Applications for the seminar are now open and will be due Nov. 28 at noon, according to an email sent on Thursday to undergraduates in certain majors. The class, as its title suggests, focuses on the execution […]

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Final push in power restoration

For me, the extent of the impact of the late October snowstorm was a bruise on my hip after wiping out on the ice. But some unlucky Connecticut residents outside New Haven are still without power, thanks to Connecticut Light & Power. CL&P promised to restore power to 99 percent of its customers on Sunday, […]

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Four facts about Four Loko

If you missed the chance to meet the three Four Loko founders on Wednesday night, you also missed out on a few way fun facts that not many people know. But don’t fret — here’s a few of the funner facts. Four Loko was never actually banned anywhere. The founders, Chris Hunter, Jeff Wright and […]

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