On one wall of the Brady Squash Center, a motto hangs: “The number nine player is as important as the number one player.” Integration is a core tenet of Coach Talbott’s philosophy. “There’s no separation,” he told me. “I don’t care. Within 24 hours, nobody knows you’re a walk-on.”
Jack and Sally offer an inside look at the vibrant culture and tradition of clowning, which was appropriated by the masked pranksters that haunted city streets and social media this fall.
My finsta feed is almost a collective consciousness. A friend from home said it best when she commented, “I feel like this is a new plane of existence for our friendship to be on.” In a way, it is another plane of existence, one within a carefully curated group of followers, where friends from home can meet friends from Yale in the comments section.
A space as historical and well-recognized as the Green can have trouble claiming its own identity. Despite being the geographic center of the original city plan, the Green is not necessarily the heart of the downtown, nor the heart of government, nor a residential park. Nor is it at all a grove of academe.