This is what a feminist T-shirt looks like.

My totally scrupular and feminist cartilage

February 17, 2012 • 1
Let us begin with a few propositions: Mr. Gassó, Teenage Boy Wonder and adequate tennis player, once lacked the time to worry about women’s rights. He had few scruples. My 18-year-old self had no sense of tact. Pre-college Jordi would have laughed at (or worse, laughed WITH) the disreputable Delta Kappa Epsilon pledge chanting. High-school »
These football players don't have anything to do with this year's Super Bowl … and Jordi doesn't care.
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Top 5 Reasons NOT to watch the Super Bowl

February 5, 2012 • 0
I fail to derive any meaning, purpose or viewing pleasure from American football, and I realize this admission might seem too international. Actually, I enjoy some sports despite my heaven-sent lack of hand-eye coordination. But actively watching them? I can somewhat relate to this brand of fanaticism — did you check out that i-n-t-e-n-s-e tennis »
Dominican waters so crystal clear.

A Dominican Abroad

February 3, 2012 • 0
As someone who was raised in the Dominican Republic listening to The Four Seasons, hearing about my father’s alleged adventures at the Woodstock Festival and rooting for Ross and Rachel, I am incorrigibly Americanized. I usually think in English. I look up to Tina Fey. Billy Collins wrote my favorite poem. My high school classmates don’t empathize with my »
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Top 5 Reasons why Lana Del Rey is (still) amazing and divine and shut up, I’m talking!

January 31, 2012 • 0
So, my first post was supposed to deal with the reasons why you yourself should start your own personal blog but then someone else stole my thunder. That seemed like the logical tack to get the ball rolling after coaxing my way into a weekly blog series, in which I will try to infotain you »
Above is a gap year in the Dominican Republic.

Tête-à-tête on the taboo issue of gap years

January 13, 2012 • 0
Setting: Dominican Republic, maybe with a relative, maybe with a friend over some mojitos on a veranda overseeing your sugar cane plantation. (Note: These types of conversations with Mr. Dominican Somebody are almost always in Spanish. This has everything to do with how awkward they are.) Dominican Somebody: Jordi! Jordi: Dominican Somebody! DS: Hi! I »
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Tender is the night

September 2, 2011 • 3
So you’re at Toad’s and some blithering idiot starts to hang from a pipe, breaking it. Soon there’s water gushing down, and your body is now soaking wet EVERYWHERE. Where to go now? Obvi, back to your suite or back to your powerless off-campus dirthouse. Now, what’s that you’re saying? You want MOAR? All moist »
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Bridging the grad/undergrad gap

April 22, 2011 • 2
In the eyes of most Yale undergrads, graduate students unwillingly take on different monikers and attributes: “Creepy.” “My annoying TA” “A major asset to our education.” We have conceptions of graduate students already prepared in our heads, a mental picture shaped by discussion section horror stories, jokes about boning your teaching fellow and eyewitness accounts »
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WEEKEND | ‘James Franco Presents’ cast list is here

January 24, 2011 • 0
Yalies itching to learn more about the “James Franco Presents” project can find some solace in knowing the show’s cast, revealed Monday afternoon. The complete list: Sarah Rosen ’12 as Annie Gabe Greenspan ’14 as Dan Kyle Clark ’13 as Patrick Mark Trapani ’14 as Mike Julie Shain ’13 as Jessica Emma Barash ’11 as »
This is Ari; she's the face.

The face behind the Franco factor

January 21, 2011 • 0
Ari Berkowitz '12 is writing and directing a new musical produced by James Franco GRD '16, tentatively titled “James Franco Presents.” No one outside of the production knows much about the show — and if Berkowitz and the crew have their way, no one will until the show premieres in April.

‘Phantoms’ possess actress, reviewer falls for it

November 12, 2010 • 0
“Phantoms Go Down” starts out with Rosalind (Sarah Matthes ’13) whipping her belt back and forth, and proceeding to suck her toe. But at its core, this original play written by Ariel Shepherd-Oppenheim ’10 is really about the journey of three siblings to spread their mother’s ashes. In this process, the audience witnesses something as »
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WEEKEND | Restaurant Week: Caseus

November 10, 2010 • 0
If you have been a Yalie for a while, chances are you have been a patron at Caseus. Probably best known for its nomadic Cheese Truck, Caseus has been an epicurean pioneer within the New Haven cheese market. It was not unreasonable for me to sit down in their bar stool with high hopes. The »
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Trudeau’s legacy 14,000 days later

November 5, 2010 • 1
Garry Trudeau ’70 ART ’73 has broken one too many barriers. For starters, he has written his own obituary. Trudeau will die at age 93, in February, during the 2040s. He will be best remembered for his uncanny basketball prowess. After a successful yet fleeting run as a cartoonist, he found his niche under the »