Listening to Music With… Dr. Ruth

Dr. Ruth Westheimer counts sex and music among her favorite things — but not when they are happening at the same time. “Music during sex? Absolutely no!” says Westheimer. “People should use their brain to concentrate on being with a loved one, and they don’t need to be distracted by music.” But Westheimer, the international […]

Short Feature

On the Rail

Green is probably the last word that comes to mind when one thinks of Los Angeles. Smog, earthquake, ocean, anorexia — these are all more realistic free-association choices. But for the 62 hours I spent chugging across the country on an Amtrak train last month, Los Angeles loomed on the other side of a dark […]

Non-Fiction

The ’04 Prank gave Yale the ultimate win

As The Game draws near, many Yalies may still be ashamed of last year’s loss to Harvard. The defeat marked the fourth in a row for the Bulldogs — the first time they had lost four straight Games since 1922. But, fellow Elis, you have no reason to fear. First of all, Yale holds the […]

Free agents in ’05 bring little to MLB table

If this winter’s free agents were on the open market five years ago, George Steinbrenner would have soiled himself with glee. Sammy Sosa, Mike Piazza, Frank Thomas, Roger Clemens, Bernie Williams. Five years ago, all of these guys would have commanded a minimum of $15 million per year. But with the exception of Clemens, most […]

Ozieball heads to Houston

With two games already in the bag, the Chicago White Sox are winning the 2005 World Series on the strength of two guys who have combined for 50 home runs in 2449 career games — left fielder Scott Podsednik and manager Ozzie Guillen. Podsednik’s walkoff home run on Sunday night gave Chicago a commanding 2-0 […]

Chicago may be the next Sox to break the curse

Less than three weeks ago, the Chicago White Sox were on the verge of losing their playoff berth to the upstart Cleveland Indians. Today, the South Siders are four wins away from their first World Championship since 1919. White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf is used to winning. He oversaw six NBA championships as chairman of […]

There’s no sleeping in baseball either

Money can’t buy happiness, and judging from the first round of the MLB playoffs, it can’t buy postseason victories either. But cold hard cash sure does an excellent job of getting teams to October, regardless of how long they stay there. The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, who shelled out a combined […]

Women’s cross country dominates in Penn.

The women’s cross country team closed out its second weekend of fall competition with a first-place finish in a field of 16 teams in Saturday’s Spiked Shoe Meet at University Park, Penn. Just days after earning the No. 25 rank in the nation, the Bulldogs dominated Saturday’s competition with four runners finishing in the top […]

Crew wins national champs

While most Yalies were already basking in the glow of summer vacation, the men’s varsity lightweight crew team was practicing harder than ever. And while the summer may not have been as fun as lounging in the Hamptons or backpacking in Patagonia, it was far more rewarding. On Saturday, June 4, the team rowed its […]

Baseball loses three of four to Bears

Though the baseball team remained in the race until the last weekend of the season, the bats of Brown bested the Elis’ formidable pitching staff. The Bears took three of four from the Bulldogs in the last series of the year, leaving Yale in third place to end the season. “It was disappointing to lose […]

University

Gems key baseball’s sweep of Big Green

Most Yale students prefer to finish what they started, and pitchers Josh Sowers ’05 and Jon Hollis ’06 are no exception. On Monday, each started a game for the Elis, and each finished with a complete-game victory. The Bulldogs pounded Dartmouth, 5-1, in the opener and edged the Big Green, 4-3, in the second game […]

Bradley beats odds to lead Elis

The sun was easing down behind the right field stands at Yale Field and a light wind was beginning to turn the early spring day from pleasant to chilly. Everyone seemed to be passing into a late Sunday afternoon stupor. Everyone except Zac Bradley ’06. The baseball team was playing the second game of a […]