TRAMONTE: Baring it all
Those seeking a spectacle will always find one underneath the Saybrook flag at the end of the third quarter of the Yale-Harvard game. Responding to the rallying cry, “shoeessss!” the students remove their boots and derbies and wave them around in preparation for the Saybrook Strip.
TRAMONTE: Defined by opposition
It doesn’t take the monumentality of a national election to realize we make the majority of our decisions based not on what we want but rather on what we don’t want.
TRAMONTE: Pursuing the present
Neither your future nor your success is guaranteed, so depriving yourself of simple pleasures, especially in college, is certainly no way to live.
TRAMONTE: No place for space
In the pursuit of creating an all-inclusive community, the crafters of the residential college system left out a critical component: The ability to be alone.
TRAMONTE: Risk, reward and protest
Regardless of how hard students try, it seems that the capacity to inspire outrage on campus and channel it into productive, non-institutionalized activism is gone.
TRAMONTE: Keeping (out) the faith
A little while back, in one of those rare moments of intimacy among a large group of friends, a tough question arose: “Do y’all believe in a God, a higher being, a larger power, whatever you want to call it?”