A Passive Aggressive Thanksgiving
With Thanksgiving comes many a wonderful thing. That feeling of euphoria, that general recognition of the #highbless state of your life, your mom’s (or the Yale Club’s—hay, New Yorkers) roast turkey. But with it comes the inevitable assault of your Facebook newsfeed, as each of your 2,172 friends attempts to outdo one another on their levels of #bless. “Soooo thankful this year, y’all!!” one might say. “oMG, how did I get the coolest family eva?! #blessed,” proclaims another.
Last Saturday’s Inaugural Ball proved that Yale knows how to get down (and keep it supremely classy while doing so). We at WEEKEND, from what we can remember, had a glorious time, and now are desperate to know: in light of the ball’s inevitable passing, what event will step up to claim the title of Yale’s Next Best Dance?
The Ticker, Inauguration Edition
Friday, October 11 Afternoon Tea. Yale British Art Center // 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dat inaugural oolong. Symposia. Various classrooms // 1-3:30 p.m. Some of Yale’s best professors will be putting on lectures for alumni. Time to learn who were the section assholes of the 1950s. All that Is Yale. Woolsey Hall or the University’s YouTube channel // 8 p.m. A »
Do you wish that your life was a musical? Do you develop separation anxiety from your iPhone earbuds during section? WEEKEND has you covered. We developed a collection of playlists meticulously tailored to every aspect of your Yale experience. Now, whether you're chatting in the dining hall or recovering from Toad's, be assured that you will never have to live without music.
In the span of one week, three college masters and deans announced that they would be stepping down from their posts, and WEEKEND suspects we're yet to see the end of this exodus.
A leap from the brink
All this is to say that here at WEEKEND we’re not about to deny the future. It’s coming, not just the drift of seasons and the march toward graduation, but the big moments: our first issue, our first time on the masthead, our first (hopefully not fatal) errors on K4.
The future may seem scary, but up in the lounge we’re perched and ready.
Time to Go
Last May, the class of 2013 donned their gowns and funny hats, gathered on Old Campus and said au revoir to their bright college years. They dispersed to myriad adventures and identities in a place called “the real world.” Or did they? WEEKEND profiles the stragglers that never quite got the message: 2013, time to go.
An ending, a beginning
Since its conception, WEEKEND has carried a message at its core, a sentiment that has fueled the long hours in our perch at 202 York: everyday is WEEKEND. And indeed, we have spent every waking moment thinking of the issues, thinking of the trends, thinking of you: the artsy and the living.
You’ve had a cold for a week. A website has told you that you have a sinus infection. You will not go to a doctor.
The title of Red Grooms’s installation at the Yale University Art Gallery is telling: Larger than Life.