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Say What? Saybrew

I don’t really like beer. I remember one of the first times I ever tried it, at an Easter gathering. I was about 12, and I heard that telltale hiss of a beer cap popping off. A moment later, I felt a damp glass bottle pressed into my hand. Above me, my dad was grinning […]

Small Talk

I never called white kids lazy

According to the Internet, I, Tao Tao Holmes, consider white kids lazy and spoiled. You caught me red-handed. I hereby admit to being a rampant, egocentric racist. Woe is me, and woe is the nine pages of Google hits that offer up links to the AP article “Some Asians’ college strategy: Don’t check ‘Asian'” when […]


Things not to say to your parents over break

I mean, a B+ is pretty good. I went to lecture, like, twice all semester. I’ve really learned to appreciate new lifestyles. Guys, you don’t need to fast-forward through Jack-drawing-Rose-reclining-on-an-opulent-turn-of-the-century-sofa anymore. After all those naked parties, this stuff is like second nature. Animals (and gluten) have rights, too! You made my favorite baked macaroni and […]


We all run wrong

So I run wrong. I got it. And the more I run, the worse it’s gonna get – the more I’m going to kill my joints, the creakier I’ll be in twenty years, the more worthless pairs of shiny, aesthetically divine sneakers I’m going to pay money to hurt me. I wish you’d told me […]


The New Party Suites

A dim, luminous red pulses at the end of the long dormitory hallway. As I draw nearer, the walls begin to throb against me, and the floor sends deep tremors of Taio Cruz through the soles of my slim flats, up through my gut, and into my woozy head. The walls emanate a pinkish glow; […]


Professor Recs

Toshiyuki Shimada On the top of the list Yo-Yo Ma, although he is a Harvard grad. He can cross over to any type of music. And I am sure he can also cross over to Yale. My all-time favorite from the past was Frank Zappa, a very wild and unpredictable character, but he had created […]


Top 10 Stores To Bring To New Haven

1. Jamba Juice: Nothing does it like a chilled fruit smoothie. I’m sick and tired of coffee, froyo, and bubble tea! Scrap Willoughby’s or Starbucks and blend up some Mango-a-go-go, Blackberry Bliss, and Aloha Pineapple. Please. 2. Any cheap clothing store: J.Crew, Gant, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel. We can choose between these, Salvo, and the […]


Yale Lunch

For a few seconds, I stare at the simple, white screen of YaleLunch.com. My name and email address are typed in. All I have to do is click “Pair me.” But what kind of loser has to use a website to avoid eating lunch alone? “Most likely … the sorts of people who eat snack […]


JCC goes pre-professional

In an effort to transcend its reputation as a social organization, the Junior Class Council has launched a new series of pre-professional information panels designed to provide guidance to juniors. Thursday’s panel on careers in law was the first in a chain of nine panels to be offered on Thursdays throughout the spring semester until […]


Top 10 Things To Do In The Snow

1. Maple syrup candy: Throw out that Aunt Jemima’s you degrade your pancakes with and go buy some real, locally-made maple syrup. Heat it up to a boil in a saucepan, and after a slow-ticking minute of cooling, run outside and pour it onto a patch of (preferably not yellow) snow. It hardens into a […]