Wednesday’s XC | 2.26
The Hunger Games. Berkeley took first place in the Final Cut competition, with Branford coming in second and Trumbull taking third place. The colleges won $1000, $500 and $250 respectively. The Berkeley team consisted of Emily Farr ’14, Isabelle Napier ’14 and Angela Ning ’14. According to their pre-competition interview, Farr’s best kitchen memory is of the first time she went fishing when she single-handedly caught the fish, de-scaled it and fried it.
Dinner by Willy Wonka. The Hall of Graduate Studies dining hall will be closed tonight for a Chocolate Fest Dinner. The event’s menu will include chocolate and cocoa infused meat and vegetarian entrees, along with salad, fondue and dessert. Cocktails will also be served for those over 21, which will likely be most attendees since undergraduates are banned. The event also advertised the “World’s largest vat of Nutella,” which also made an appearance at last week’s Sex and Chocolate event for grad students.
Parks & Rec. Mark Oppenheimer ’96 GRD ’03 has begun a protest for the city to adhere to their own parking laws. After last week’s snowstorm, Oppenheimer was ticketed for driving with snow on his vehicle. Following this, he noticed that a city staff member’s car was parked illegally in the bike lane near his house. He has since posted two YouTube videos protesting this breakdown of law and order, leading the New Haven Independent to dub the event “Oppenheimer v. Parks.”
The Lit does Buzzfeed. The Yale Literary Magazine, despite being known for its traditionally high acceptance standards, is now asking students to submit translations of a poem consisting entirely of emojis. Guess that’s poetry in the era of gifs for you.
College to Congress. A recent article on The Huffington Post explored which colleges produced the most members of Congress, using data from Find The Best. Harvard topped the list with 47 members. Yale came in third with 18, following Georgetown which had 20. The ranking only includes current U.S. Representatives and Senators.
Controversy at Columbia. The Kappa Alpha Theta chapter at Columbia University has been receiving backlash after holding a “Beer Olympics” party while dressed in racial stereotypes representing Mexico, Japan, the Netherlands, Ireland and other countries. Pictures of the mixer, with girls wearing sombreros, have caused criticism and controversy.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1960 A petition circulates Trumbull citing overcrowding.
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