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DJ Action Spills His Soul

April 26, 2013
On Wednesday night, senior reporter Jordan Schneider ’13 sat down in Yorkside over buffalo chicken tenders to discuss the illustrious career of Toad’s Thomas ‘DJ Action’ Jackson.

NYX club lives up to DIONYSUS’ expectations

September 2, 2011
NYX, Crown Street’s newest club, opened two weeks ago to challenge stalwarts Alchemy and Static for the college crowd. Under the same ownership as the former Tiki bar Hula Hank’s, NYX is named after the ‘Goddess of the Night’ and hopes to provide a more upscale environment than its predecessor. The 15-foot sign on the »

WEEKEND | 618 brings lessons for Spring Fling

July 1, 2011
“If 618 were my last day on earth, I’d say I had a pretty good run,” YouTube Fratstar Dom Mazetti declared in a promo video for 618, an “electronically flavored music and arts festival” that took place June 18. Set on Penn’s Landing overlooking the Delaware River in Philadelphia, the festival featured rappers and DJs »

WEEKEND | LIVE BLOG | Goldman Sachs info session

November 11, 2010
Reporter Jordan Schneider live blogs the Goldman Sachs info session. Live blog | Goldman Sachs info session

At comic con, Starcraft draws bros

October 15, 2010
At New York’s Comic Con last weekend, costumed tweens, game developers and action figure hawkers filled the gigantic Jacob Javits Convention Center. Company representatives in full Warhammer Orc suits wore earpieces because their costumes prevented them from seeing, gamers watched the Aliens trailer in a cryo-pod, and fans posed with a real-life Chun Li. But »

Warning: These drugs may improve your health

October 8, 2010
If Yale undergrads have heard anything about the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in West Haven, it probably has to do with drugs. E-mails with subject headings like “Get Crunk, Get Paid” promise $1200 for six days of smoking Salvia out of Yale-bought vaporizers. Another experiment offers payment in exchange for volunteering to be injected with »

Reflections on Electric Zoo

September 27, 2010
Reporter Jordan Schneider caught up with Electric Zoo Executive Producers Laura De Palma & Mike Bindra to reflect on their Electric Zoo festival held in New York September 4th and 5th. What were the greatest challenges/advantages of throwing a festival in New York? The weather in the Northeast is definitely a challenge, we envy those »

Axwell’s never heard of Bros Icing Bros

August 28, 2010
Axwell, member of the Swedish House Mafia, is headlining the Hilltop Arena stage of the Electric Zoo Festival in Randall’s Island New York on September 4. According to DJ magazine the 14th best in the world, Axwell chatted with scene reporter Jordan Schneider, suffering through three dropped calls courtesy of Verizon. [YDN] So I’m calling »
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Spring Fling review: Ying Yang Twins

April 29, 2010
Point By Erica Blonde Watching the Ying Yang Twins perform with Harkness Tower in my peripheral vision was one of the highlights of my life. Everyone can say whatever they want about the Twins, but they give a hell of a good live performance. The only problem was the weak opening. I don’t know if »
Obama discussed the regulation of Wall Street in his address at Cooper Union.

Obama talk at Cooper Union delivers (almost) no surprises

April 27, 2010
After failing miserably to meet the President during his jaunt to West Point this past December, crack reporter Jordan Schneider redeemed himself by making it to the President’s speech at Cooper Union this past Thursday with no insurmountable hitches. Obama’s talk focused on Wall Street regulation. But perhaps more entertaining than the President’s address was »
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SCENE COVER | It’s QU, not Qpac

March 26, 2010
“So … this is kind of an awkward phone call … but we weren’t that safe last night … and I just wanted to see if you would be willing to take plan B or if you are planning on it.” So went a recent phone conversation between a Yale sophomore and Quinnipiac girl on »

Flash Classixx: WASD Mountain

February 24, 2010
It is a truth universally acknowledged that both spectators and announcers of the Winter Olympics have no clue what’s going on. During the US-Canada hockey game, an announcer told me that the game was “ridiculously ridiculous.” In order to actually understand what these athletes go through, one must turn to…flash games! Ski Run, developed by »