“How was Your Summer?”
There are many things for which we must brace ourselves when returning to Yale in the fall. There’s the anxiety that comes with seeingliterallyeveryoneyouknow at once in your first trek across Old Campus. There’s the horrifying realization that eating salt-and-vinegar chips while crashing the Netflix server is no longer socially acceptable. And of course, the mythic, the immortal, the perennial question: “How was your summer?”
In the Margins
This past year we’ve counted words and column inches, set deadlines and called the Yale minibus at 4 a.m.
WEEKEND does Bulldog Days
Yes, we know that bulldog days are over. The pizza has all been and the prefrosh have already made they way out of our maze of gothic architecture and back home. While they'll spend their next few days unsticking those little paper ads for obscure clubs and performances from the crannies of their brand new Yale sweatshirts (and recovering from spa water hangovers), WEEKEND decided to take a trip down memory lane of our own. And so, we dredged up some of our favorite, least favorite and possibly invented, memories of our own visiting weekend (no caps, sad, I know), and our other visits to Yale.
In Memoriam: Marina Keegan
This week marks the launch of Marina Keegan’s ’12 first and last book, “The Opposite of Loneliness.”
WEEKEND Does Restaurant Week
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Restaurant Week! In order to celebrate this glorious event, we’ve sent our intrepid reporters into four New Haven eateries to tell you what’s good and what’s not. Read on for the verdicts on Zinc, Geronimo’s, Bentara and Christopher Martin’s.
WEEKEND WATCHES TOO MUCH TV
House of Cards: PLSC 101 Let’s be honest with ourselves: nobody at Yale actually wants to be a political scientist. Writing papers, going to conferences, sending out surveys made up of questions like, “On a 1 to 10 scale, how racist are you, honestly?” — it doesn’t seem too glamorous, but we knew that. No, »
Open Letter to the Opinion “Societies Offend Me”
So, Mr. Scott, let me help you try to understand why one might think a different position of secret societies, because if you keep being so mad about them, you might never get into one!
WEEKEND Does the Oscars 2014
Breaking Down the Race for Best Picture By Michael Lomax and Becca Edelman With the 86th Academy Awards in just a couple days, WEEKEND film buffs Michael Lomax and Becca Edelman exchanged a few emails to get an idea what to expect this Sunday night. This is an excerpt of what they came up with. »
Let’s Try Believing in People: Reading Privilege at Yale
Look around you at Yale any day of the week. Who do you see? People? Humans? Souls? The oppressive environment of Yale makes our personalities see each other like assignments, pages to be read and talked about in a classroom “seminar” setting. But what does this mean? How can we truly feel this way about peers whom we are supposed to love and touch their souls?