C.O. Jones, the Mexican restaurant and bar on State Street, has been named one of Playboy Magazine’s 10 best tequila lounges in the country. Their explanation: “Drinkers might miss the fact that the bar’s name spells the Spanish word for testicles, but it’s hard to ignore that this place has balls in a state better known for sweater vests than shots.”

Yale slid from second to third on The Times Higher Education’s annual QS World University Rankings released Thursday, falling behind Harvard and Cambridge. Princeton landed in eighth place.

Another fire alarm went off in Trumbull on Thursday. A fire truck arrived to fix the malfunction within minutes, allowing students to return to their suites.

Stiles, meanwhile, was struck by a very real flood when a sprinkler broke. Master Stephen Pitti said that while the University is not liable, the college will set up dehumidifiers and clean damaged belongings.

Forget swine flu. A Silliman student has contracted chicken pox. The student is being treated and is doing well, Silliman Dean Hugh Flick said in an e-mail.

Ninja squirrel attacks! On College Street, an unsuspecting sophomore was accosted by a frustrated squirrel leaping from an elm tree onto his head. The squirrel could not be reached for comment.

Because one Nobel wasn’t enough. The Wall Street Journal has named Yale economics professor William Nordhaus ’63 as a contender for this year’s economics prize. The award will be announced Monday.

Quit playing games with my heart! The Backstreet Boys’ upcoming performance at BAR may be postponed; one of the performers is sick.


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