WEEKEND | 5:27 pm | January 17, 2012 | By Carolyn Lipka

Who the YCC wants to bring to Spring Fling


With the first (real) snowfall and beginning of second semester, winter is peaking. Unfortunately for the season, the student body just received the survey for the Spring Fling Openers reminding us of all the joys warm weather brings (namely no jackets and frolicking on old campus). Since we probably won’t get Blue Ivy or the »

University | 8:30 pm | November 8, 2011 | By Carolyn Lipka

Ugandan journalist supports Mitt Romney

Andrew Mwenda speaks on campus on Monday.

Before Ugandan journalist Andrew Mwenda delivered a speech as part of the Yale African Students Assocation’s Africa Week, he sat down with the News for some frank conversation. While Mwenda reinforced his thoughts on African aid in his speech, a lot of his thoughts about American politics didn’t make it into the discussion. Mwenda gave »

City | 4:12 pm | November 5, 2011 | By Carolyn Lipka

Restaurant Week: an eater’s guide


With Restaurant Week fast approaching, your favorite New Haven restaurants are filling up with reservations. It’s the happiest week of the year in New Haven, because a slew of participating restaurants offer a $17 and $29 prix fixe lunch and dinner, respectively. If you haven’t made your reservation yet, fear not! We’ve talked to some »

WEEKEND | 4:59 pm | November 1, 2011 | By Carolyn Lipka

REVIEW: YSO Show makes us love Yale


The YSO halloween show is my favorite tradition in all of Yale. Woolsey Hall was packed to capacity with students in elaborate costumes. I was excited. We were excited. This year’s show, called “Midnight in New Haven,” had a lot to live up to, because last year’s show was awesome. Though “Midnight” failed to equal »

University | 1:37 pm | November 1, 2011 | By Carolyn Lipka

Morse dining hall boasts walrus skeleton

The walrus skeleton above now hangs on a wall in the Morse College dining hall.

Ezra Stiles dining hall shows college pride via a mounted moose head. Jonathan Edwards, land of the spiders, displays a spider in its web. But Morse is taking pride to a new level: last week, a full walrus skeleton appeared on the dining hall’s back wall. The walrus skeleton is on long-term loan from the »