Getting Lost in “The Last of the Maple Leaves”
Yale University likes to be at the vanguard. We pride ourselves on doing things creatively, in new and unexpected ways. We conduct important research on important topics of importance. And, just last week, we experienced one of those watershed moments: a Yale student produced a real senior project consisting of a fake Kickstarter for a fake musical.
Let There be “Lux”
In all my crisscrossing of campus, it had never really occurred to me to sit down in front of the Beinecke and stare at its marble tiles for two hours. Yet this past Sunday night, accompanied by a crowd of onlookers, I found myself doing just that.
“Under” the Radar
With Yale’s Mental Health and Counseling services at the forefront of campus conversation, a musical production outlining one student’s experience at Yale-New Haven seems well-timed.
A New Voice for Shakespeare
“Weird” may not quite be the right word for “Songs of Lear.” I feel like I may have to see it a number of times before I completely understand the storyline, but the precision and overwhelming energy of each actor on stage meant that the standing ovation was definitely deserved.
Job Well Done
When I was applying to college, I remember reading the following quote “Studying, Socializing and Sleep: Most students choose the first two.” While I understand that almost all undergraduates struggle with time management, I’ve found that some students have a different equation to consider. Some must decide between four options. They have to consider student work before choosing between the other three.
Keeping the Balance: Funding Yale’s Dance Culture
Dance at Yale is on the upward trend. It’s growing and flourishing, with the Alliance for Dance at Yale now including more than 20 groups in its catalogue. Dance Studies is now a visible part of the Theater Studies curriculum, and a new studio space has just opened on Sachem Street.
Real beyond reasonable doubt
The production would have excelled equally with an all female cast, or one with no gender boundaries, however, what Greenspan presents to us is something rarely seen in Yale theater: the unique dynamic between twelve very different men.
Deconstructing the Section Asshole
There is one part of our history and tradition that the tour guides frequently leave out of their “guide to Yale.” Yale is home to a strange, rare form of mythical creature. It has haunted the classrooms since Yale’s founding in 1701, and lives among us: eating in our residential colleges, and taking up much-prized »
Why I Don’t Talk About It
Within the University, there is an awareness of socioeconomic diversity, and even though “we don’t talk about it,” there is some sort of silent respect for people of different backgrounds. But, back home, I will surely be inundated with questions about the swarm of “rich kids” I supposedly go to school with. And while I am not completely immune to the consequences of the economic divides at Yale, I am fiercely defensive of Yale as an inclusive community. That’s why I don’t talk about it.
Both Alike in Dignity
The two of them are one of many pairs will find themselves split along the sidelines when we come together for the game on Saturday. For many of us, this is a chance to poke fun at the other school in person, instead of from afar. But how does this ridicule affect divided friends and family?