LEWIS: Class and the class gift
As the clock runs out on the Senior Class Gift, “uncomfortable conversations” will be happening aplenty. I’d like to think they’ll be open and sensitive, opportunities for true understanding and friendship, but I’m skeptical.
PHELPS: Why Toad’s should stay
I would think and hope that Yale would not try to destroy all I have built, and would choose reconciliation rather than litigation.
SMITH: Becoming a Yeti
We are Yetis — volunteers for Snowcrew.org, a mobile web-optimized app that connects New Haven residents who need help shoveling with people who want to volunteer.
POWELL: Not jocks, just one of us
There are neither geeks nor jocks at Yale. There are simply a group of energetic, talented young men and women who have the opportunity to pursue a passion for four years, while simultaneously obtaining a first-rate education.
GUTIERREZ: A bittersweet Quest
Recently, President Salovey stated that Yale is set on increasing the number of incoming Quest Scholars per year from 40-50 to 75-80. It may appear that I, a beneficiary of the program, would automatically approve of the statement. But I’d urge Salovey to take a look at the individual Quest Scholar experience as well.
BRYNIARSKI: Marry rich
Now, if a holiday emblematic of “love” has literally nothing to do with it, then neither should anything else. Leave real romance — the Monica/Chandler or Elizabeth/Mr. Darcy kind — to the nineties and Jane Austen.
RUBIN: On Broadway
I have no love lost for Au Bon Pain. I guess I never formed an attachment to the place. What I miss, however, is the original design of the storefront, which had been in place since 1943.
DAMES: The redemption of February
The resources at Yale to assist students with their summer and post-graduate plans are outstanding, almost to the point of overwhelming and there are some students who may be struggling with where to begin.
BALAKRISHNA: Space for pride
I’ve been out for three years, but it wasn’t until this weekend that I truly knew what it was like to be proud.