Jan 20th, 2009
9:34 am
January 20th, 2009 | Uncategorized
Chaos in the crowd

By Zeke Miller WASHINGTON, 8:22 a.m. — The gates appear to have opened but crowds have only gotten bigger. People are booing at a group that cut the line. There are no police here and it is chaos. The lines have disolved into a massive group of people pushing and shoving each other.

Jan 20th, 2009
9:26 am
January 20th, 2009 | Uncategorized
‘Excited chatter’ but ‘far too cold’

By Lauren Motzkin WASHINGTON, 6:22 a.m. — We parked. Finally. It took about 45 minutes of sitting in the parking lot and then another 15 or so to unload the food. We all filed off the bus to grab bagels, fruit, granola bars, chips, cookies and water bottles, stuffing our pockets and cursing the “no […]

Jan 20th, 2009
9:22 am
January 20th, 2009 | Uncategorized
Stiff neck, long ride

By Rustin Fakheri WASHINGTON, 5:15 a.m. — I’m waking up to a stiff neck from trying to sleep on the bus. They are lining the sides of every roadway and parking lot we’ve passed for at least the past twenty minutes. Now we’re stopped in what appears to be a line for something. My iPhone […]

Jan 20th, 2009
9:17 am
January 20th, 2009 | Uncategorized
On the Road

By Han Xu OUTSIDE BALTIMORE, 4:00 a.m. — About five hours ago I left New Haven on one of the Af-Am house’s buses with approximately 70-80 other Yalies.  Now, we’re stopped to refuel at a Maryland rest stop just north of Baltimore, along with almost a dozen other tour buses. All of the rest stop’s […]

Jan 20th, 2009
12:42 am
January 20th, 2009 | Uncategorized
The pilgrimage for our president

By Nicolas Kemper WASHINGTON, 12:35 a.m. — I feel like I’m on a pilgrimage. The notion started when Adam (another YDNer) and I were heading down Saturday morning on the train. As Adam shared with me what he would tell the new President, given five seconds, we passed Obama’s whistle-stop train. Everyone rushed to one […]

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