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Where Did All the SWUGs Go?

April 18, 2014 • 0
Suddenly I thought it, and there it was. SWUG, that word, that acronym (Senior Washed Up Girl) that haunted this campus last year. And now it was here again, floating between me and this pale and tangled version of myself reflected in the harsh florescent light.
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What Not to Wear — the Tailgate Edition

November 16, 2012 • 0
Hey, Macklemore, can we go thrift shopping?

Work/Life: A Balancing Act

September 7, 2012 • 0
Balancing Act Is shopping period over yet? Nine classes are still hanging around on your OCS schedule worksheet. Hitting the refresh button on your Gmail isn’t revealing anything about that wait-listed seminar. And on top of all this, someone may need to call a search and rescue unit to track down an advisor to sign »

Summer in the Park with Macbeth

August 31, 2012 • 0
Each summer, the Elm Shakespeare Company presents a play al fresco. Now in its 17th season, the company has chosen “Macbeth.” On Wednesday night, a crowd gathered in front of a substantial stage in Edgerton Park. They brought their blankets and their picnics and their babies, enjoying the last bit of sunshine on a summer »

Praise for the Unexceptional

August 24, 2012 • 0
I had come to expect any conversation with my Parisian host family to concern either 1) the saga of the Canadian Psycho or 2) their cat. So I was surprised when one night in June, they asked me about a commencement address at an American high school. Mr. David McCullough, Jr. had delivered a speech »

Out of their medieval minds

March 30, 2012 • 0
Near the end of Act I of “Once Upon a Mattress,” Prince Dauntless (Andrew Bezek ’13) turns to the audience, finding the words to confess his love for Princess Winnifred (Molly Sinnott ’15). She shrugs it off, singing, “He is out of his medieval mind.” Princess Winnifred is right. Everyone in the Yale Drama Coalition’s »
T.P. Ma, professor of electrical engineering, exhibits grace on ice.

The secret life of the Yale professor

March 2, 2012 • 1
Like Yale students, Yale professors share a diverse set of extracurricular interests. Yet students rarely get the chance to see this side of their professors. Outside of the classroom, our professors are athletes, yogis, musicians, farmers, conservation advocates and rap enthusiasts. Although most professors separate their extracurricular activities from their academic pursuits, some instructors’ hobbies »

‘Remembering Shakespeare,’ the bard through time at the Beinecke

February 24, 2012 • 0
“Remembering Shakespeare,” the exhibition currently on display at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, tells the story of how one of many playwright’s in Elizabethan London became the Shakespeare our culture has come to know and love. Although the exhibit reminds us that Shakespeare is singularly idolized, it traces the origin of his singular »

Bees, Strippers, Sperm and a Printer: A Reading

February 10, 2012 • 0
On Thursday night at 6:00 p.m., a calculated and pleasant voice broke the florescent hum in the New Haven Free Public Library. The P.A. system announced, “The library is delighted to present The Sixth Annual Readings of Anne Fadiman and her students, Alex Klein, Lauren Oyler and Sophia Veltfort, to take place in the performing »

Cochran’s Club: Exhibit reveals man behind literary society

January 13, 2012 • 0
Located in an unassuming glass box in the Memorabilia Room of Sterling Library, “Alexander Smith Cochran and the Founding of the Elizabethan Club” celebrates the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Elizabethan Club in 1911. The focus rests mainly on the man who provided the club’s conception and financial support. Fred Robinson, Douglas Tracy »

New Haven Green, let there be light

December 2, 2011 • 0
Mittened hands reached out for gloved ones, red noses turned up to the unlit star and the half-moon shining above it and brightly colored pom-poms adorning hats swayed as hundreds of people caroled “Jingle Bells.” No, this isn’t a description of Whoville. This was the scene on our own New Haven Green Thursday evening on »

“Blood Brothers,” smashingly superstitious

November 4, 2011 • 0
Willy Russell’s “Blood Brothers” has now run for 23 years in London’s West End, nearly developing a cult following. Across the pond, Yalies can discover what the rage is all about at the Off Broadway Theater, this Thursday through Saturday night. “Blood Brothers,” performed as a play in the round, has a simple set: a »