University | 5:17 pm | October 13, 2012 | By Isaac Stanley-Becker

Jump rope champion Simpson ’13 discusses sport, training

Scott Simpson '13 casually jumps rope in front of Sterling Memorial Library in a newly released Yale video.

Need a new workout technique? Looking for ways to impress friends with a quirky skill? Want to travel the world? Scott Simpson ’13 may be able to help you out with that. The 2008 USA Jump Rope Grand National Champion has given up competitive jump roping for now, but, according to a newly released video »

City | 11:15 pm | October 5, 2012 | By Julia Zorthian

Cheese truck challenge claims another winner

Peter Kelly GRD '15 successfully completed the Caseus Cheese Truck Challenge on Friday, demolishing 10 tomato and grilled cheese sandwiches in under an hour.

Pedestrians passing by the Caseus Cheese Truck parked on York Street this afternoon gave Peter Kelly GRD ’15 a wide berth, and understandably so — they saw him demolishing 10 tomato and grilled cheese sandwiches with a look on his face of stern determination and considerable nausea. The folding table and mere two onlookers were »

University | 6:52 pm | October 5, 2012 | By Jack Newsham

Makeshift tombstone marks end of Safety Dance

A makeshift tombstone was enacted on Friday on Cross Campus, memorializing the end of the popular 1980s-themed Safety Dance that administrators cancelled earlier this week.

If you’re mourning the end of Safety Dance, you’re not alone. Students enacted an impromptu cardboard tombstone on Cross Campus on Friday, memorializing the 1980s-themed dance that was canceled earlier this week. The gray-painted tombstone read “Safety Dance, R.I.P., 1980s – 2012: Never gonna give you up,” signaling an apparent homage to the well-known 1987 »

University | 11:43 am | January 12, 2012 | By Akbar Ahmed

Other new websites compile various services


Every day, in every way, Yalies are supposed to strive for the best. During shopping period that translates into a nasty twice-yearly sale, where nothing is actually on sale, especially not textbooks, and everyone is stressed because OMG we have to take the best classes! A key part of this ritual is receiving hordes of »

University | 3:49 am | December 15, 2011 | By Dan Stein

Man pretended to be Harvard student for months

A cache of Abe Liu's LinkedIn page.

A 27-year-old man named Abe Liu was escorted out of Harvard’s Weld Hall last week after pretending to be a member of Harvard’s freshman class for months, the Harvard Crimson reported Wednesday. Liu, a student at Harvard’s Extension school, reportedly attended North Carolina State but dropped out. He joined Harvard’s Class of 2015 Facebook group »