Monday’s XC | 10.21
Skull and bones. Remains of a human skeleton were unearthed from the root of the Lincoln Oak on the New Haven Green during a storm in October of last year. The New Haven Museum has announced it has accumulated enough evidence to present the secrets of the skull and bone fragments to the public at a panel on Halloween. Whether the secret society has any ties to the buried corpse remains to be revealed.
Skull and bowls? In a chilling coincidence, Scott Strobel — the woodworker behind Yale Bowls — also announced this weekend that he had completed a wooden bowl carved from the same New Haven Green Lincoln Oak where the skeleton was unearthed. The oak was originally planted on the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death and was 103 years old when it fell. “Tangled in the tree’s roots was the skeleton buried during the colonial period. It’s the perfect bowl for Halloween candy!” Yale Bowls announced morbidly on their Facebook page.
PSet fame. Sarah Hughes ’09, an Olympic gold medalist figure skater, was once a humble GG100a: Natural Disasters student. In a 2006 interview with Sports Illustrated, she expressed her disappointment that the course “was supposed to be a good class.. But since it was a geology and geo-physics class, it turned out to be one of the most difficult ones because there was calculus and physics and chemistry every week in the homework.” Her participation in the class did not go unnoticed to teaching staff who wrote a problem on the course’s sixth problem set with her as the subject. But the problem set writers also threw in the note that “She loved the class of course… well, actually… no she didn’t but that’s another story.”
Hitchcocktails. Drinks pair nicely with chocolate, cheeses and apparently cinema. The Bow Tie theater chain— including the New Haven Criterion — is hosting a Movies & Mimosas series, showing classic films and even more classic cocktails. The New Haven branch has screenings scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays, with the next two movies being The Birds (1963) and Ghostbusters (1984).
No name, no fame. Writers can now have their work read without ever receiving credit. Yet another publication has sprang up on the campus’ crowded writing scene. Orca released its first set of works this weekend, with nine pieces of poetry and prose. Students were encouraged to submit entirely anonymously to the magazine, which might encourage either artistic bravado or a shameless flood of low-quality work.
This day in Yale history 1963. Kingman Brewster is elected 17th president of Yale.
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