University | 9:53 pm | December 4, 2013 | By The Yale Daily News

Thursday’s XC | 12.5

You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies. Today is “Compassion Research Day.” Facebook is working with scientists from Yale, among other schools, to share research into human behavior on topics like bullying and communication. Oh Mark, nobody understands other people like you.

Gut class? But literally so. Student in “Introduction to Public Humanities” satisfied their hunger cravings with a project on New Haven’s food trucks. Students looked into six local food trucks to learn about cultural and social networks within the Elm City. Documented trucks include Ay! Arepa, The Cannoli Truck, Joe Grate’s BBQ, Peking Edo Cart, Ricky D’s Rib Shack, and Sugar Cupcakes.

If you like it, put a Yale Associated Student Agencies ring on it. Sales are now open for Yale class rings with various styles for Yale College and the individual graduate schools. Only a matter of time before a poor graduate student uses one to propose.

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave. The Calhoun College flag was stolen from the marching band after the parade of residential college flags at the Harvard-Yale Game. Administrators have said they will accept the flag back, no questions asked. A request was even sent out to Davenport students asking for witnesses. “I know how I and all of us would feel if the Davenport flag had been stolen and hadn’t been returned by now,” said Davenport Master Richard Schottenfeld in an email to his college.

So plastic, so fantastic. Almost a fifth of the metals used in technology products will be irreplaceable if people exhaust their supplies, according to a Yale study. Unfortunately, it appears making iPhones out of gold and laptops out of titanium are not viable options.

Great food is wasted on the young. The menu for the freshmen Holiday Dinner has been released and includes delicacies such as “Braised and Stuffed Flank Steak with Mushroom Duxelles” and “Shrimp and Scallop in Puff Pastry Bouchee with Seafood Bisque.” Upperclassmen can now begin devising creative ways to sneak into Commons.

Winnie the Pooh-petrator. A thief at Harvard has been repeatedly stealing the decorative door on a tree stump on campus known as the Winnie the Pooh house. The little “house” has a sign reading “Pooh” and a specially built roof. It has been a staple on Harvard campus since 1995.

This day in Yale history 1887 A meeting is held for those wishing to try out for the second Banjo Club.

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