THE BLINDEST DATE: Dating Poll #2
Read through the profiles of these 10 lovely bachelorettes and vote for your favorite one. The top two vote-earners will be paired up and then sent on a blind date! Results will be announced on Monday. Share this poll on every social media platform you own — be that person. After all, you're pulling the puppet strings here, baby. Enjoy!
‘TIS THE OSCARS SEASON
Have you been doing your homework? Not your archaeoastronomy problem set, but YOUR MOVIE-GOING DUTIES. Did you go to the Criterion every week? Did you cry when Naomi Watts cried on screen? Did you pontificate when Daniel Day-Lewis pontificated? Did watching “Life of Pi” make you feel like you just drank a sea full of water? Well, the Oscars are being held this Sunday! Luckily, our savvy WEEKEND troopers have watched and read and digested all the information you need to catch up before Hollywood’s biggest night. Time to make the grade, kiddos.
ALL HAIL THE QUEEN
At first, this intro text was just gonna be a transcription of the first two seconds of “Countdown,” but angelic onomatopoeia can only belong to one lady: BEYONCÉ. SASHA FIERCE. QUEEN BEY. THE CHILD OF DEST INY. THE ONE WHO WASN’T JENNIFER HUDSON IN “DREAMGIRLS.” Listen, WEEKEND was alone at a crossroads: This spread has been a long time a-comin’. The inauguration. The Super Bowl. Dancing in your room by yourself. In one way or another, this woman has affected our lives, and five ladies (who run this motha? Girls!) are here to count the ways how. Everyone — kneel to Your Goddess.
WEEKEND presents WKND BLOG
We're bringing you an expansion of WEEKEND, one we've been working for months, a new era for what was once Afterhours, spent nearly a decade as scene, and is now your beloved WEEKEND. We ever-so-humbly present the WKND BLOG.
WEEKEND found a sorority rushee, one who’d like to remain anonymous, and just let 'er go at it. Here are her prospective applications.
Last semester, a new batch of editors took over the reins of the Yale Daily News, and WEEKEND began to trace its own uncharted course. We were given a vessel with no compass — 12 weekly pages meant to champion the arts and the living.
WKND APPROACHES DEATH
Somewhere in the Dominican Republic, Jordi anxiously hauls sandbags onto the side of a road. Meanwhile, Cora panics amidst the traffic as she attempts to evacuate Manhattan by car. In another hemisphere, Akbar hurries to take shelter in his home in Karachi, Pakistan, as Jack buckles the seatbelt and ducks on his flight to China. It’s Dec. 21, 2012. And it is real. Suddenly, the Dominican Republic goes underwater, and Jordi’s frail body is washed into the Caribbean. Cora looks out the window, just in time to see a massive tsunami pummel New York. The ground splits underneath Akbar’s home in a violent earthquake, and he falls into an endless crevice. Jack screams and watches the destruction below his flight — but suddenly, a meteor falls from the sky and strikes his plane. But wait! It’s actu- ally Dec. 7 — the beginning of the WEEKEND. You have two weeks to prepare, and two weeks to anticipate your ending. How will you survive? How will you perish? WEEKEND investigates.
MENU: RESTAURANT WEEK
Restaurant Week allows Yale students to stick their noses in the air and play at being Ruth Reichl or Pete Wells. We only wish the following were written exclusively in rhetorical questions (Were you struck by how far from awesome the Awesome Pretzel Chicken Tenders are? Why did the toasted marshmallow taste like fish?). WEEKEND reports.
ELECTION DAY: From Snowbama to Salovey
2 for 4 More… and More // BY DIANA ROSEN & ISAAC STANLEY-BECKER We made a promise to one another early in the day that if Romney won, we would both drop out of Yale and move to Canada. And we pinky swore, so shit was real. It’s a good thing that Obama won because »
Remember, remember the 6th of November
To say that the Yale campus is full of pundits-to-be and opinionated talking heads would be an understatement. you’ve got your gung-ho Democrats rooting for 4 more years of Obama and his cute dog Bo and then your small but vibrant community of Republicans just yearning to see them leave the White House. WEEKEND recruited »