Costantini: The oldest dog

April 22, 2011 • 0
Let me start by giving credit where it’s due. This article was inspired by the 2009 Disney masterpiece “Old Dogs,” starring Robin Williams and John Travolta, in which our washed-up leading men have to babysit a ninja, or switch lives with a turtle, or dismantle a bomb while in full scuba gear, or birth a »

Costantini: How to pretend New Haven is safe

April 1, 2011 • 35
Oh, seniors: Remember Chief Perotti’s charming notification emails in the fall of freshman year which somehow reinforced our theories of why it would never happen to us? But as crime seems to strike closer to home in New Haven, we’ve all had to get a bit more creative to justify our safety. Wednesday night, before »

Costantini: Academic Paper Titles: The Bullshit Dialectic and the Homoerotic Other

February 24, 2011 • 2
Paper titles are the loveliest and the silliest part of academia. We write them at the peak of exhaustion and desperation, most often after the paper is finished. In wee-est of hours, stomach turning from too many cheesie-nips, pretentious summations of our scholarship emerge from a deep, beautiful place in our collectivized souls (and from »

Ensnared in snark

February 11, 2011 • 3
On Wednesday afternoon, something remarkable happened. A group of young people at Yale got upset about something! I don’t mean the moralizing-op-ed-page upset or the YPU-pretend upset. I also don’t mean the ironic-Jon Stewart upset. I mean the good old-fashioned Mom-and-Dad’s-college-stories kind of upset. Two hundred and fifty protesters marched together across campus on Wednesday »

Costantini: Really Confident Person’s Conversation at Cristina

February 3, 2011 • 1
RCP: Oh HEY, Cristina! Come over here! Cross this icy puddle of death to say hi to me! We’re friends, remember? Cristina: [hesitantgreeting] [awkwardsmile] RCP: It’s so weird that we haven’t talked since our freshman orientation program. Why not catch up now? So, Xtina, how was your scene? Oh shit, sorry, I mean WEEKEND? How »
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SECTION BINGO: “I found the reading to be compelling.”

February 19, 2010 • 0
Cristina: Last semester, I took four lecture courses and ended up having to take four sections. It was miserable attending all of those sections! Ethan: That’s why I never attend section. Cristina: Why, best platonic male friend Ethan, you should try the following section game. Ethan: If it would make section more manageable, then I »

Game: Hedonism 4 poverty

February 5, 2010 • 3
Earlier this week, I received an invitation on Facebook to an ADPhi-hosted event called “Drink for the Homeless.” Guests are encouraged not only “to drink for the homeless” but also to “DRESS like you are homeless,” which is, according to the fraternity brothers, “just as important.” Hedonism for Poverty events of this ilk are quite »