• In prior years, Yale Cheerleading was in need of its own pep rally. With repeated rejections of varsity status, a slim turnout to tryouts and an uncommitted coaching staff, the team faced an uphill battle to legitimize its efforts. Fast-forward to the fall of 2010, and Yale Cheerleading says it has a newfound sense of purpose with the support system necessary to achieve it.
  • Children and parents alike delighted at the local fossils on display at the Peabody Museum of Natural History on Wednesday. Part of a one-day exhibit to celebrate the first annual National Fossil Day, museum workers dug out a 200-million-year old dinosaur skeleton for its first public display, but some children were more concerned about the lack of color variety in the museum’s rock collection.
  • A flyer with the words “Get Tasered” and a picture of a student holding a sign saying “I did” that appeared on a bulletin board next to William L. Harkness Hall early last week may have looked familiar. Although the flyer’s message was new — it refers to the tasing of a student at the Morse-Stiles Screw on October 2 — its design was not. The layout was adapted from flyers that promoted sexual health with the message “Get Tested” during Sex Week at Yale 2010, last February. This is at least the fifth spin-off of the original Sex Week poster, and students involved in the “Get Tested” campaign are now wondering when the copycats will stop.


High of 61 degrees, low of 48 degrees, chance of rain.


In the colleges

Breakfast: Maple Oatmeal Bar, Waffle Bar, Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Cinnamon Raisin Bun

Lunch: Gazpacho, Italian Sausage & Pasta Soup, Pizza with Pepperoni & Mozzarella, Pizza With Grass Fed Beef & Cheddar, Grilled Eggplant & Vegetable Stack, Vegetable Chili, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast Sandwich, BLAT Sandwich, Couscous With Spinach & Tomatoes, Couscous With Spinach & Tomatoes, Mesclun, Fresh Mozzarella & Olives, Black Bean & Rice Salad, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Made With Organic Ingredients, Cream Cheese Brownie

Dinner: Spinach Felafel Patties, Zucchini & Basil Tart, Lemon Rosemary Whole Roast Chicken, Vegetable Chili, Chili Cumin Rubbed Sirloin Steak, Roasted Potatoes With Rosemary, Roasted Zucchini & Yellow Squash, Mesclun, Fresh Mozzarella & Olives, Black Bean & Rice Salad, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, Banana Cupcakes With Organic Ingredients

In Commons

Breakfast: Breakfast Grits Bar, Waffle Bar, Scrambled Eggs, Omelets To Order, Scrambled Egg Whites, Potato Pancakes, Sausage Links, Cinnamon Raisin Bun

Lunch: Italian Sausage & Pasta Soup, Grilled Eggplant & Vegetable Stack, Vegan Bean Burrito, Beef Tacos, Chili Con Pollo, Tater Tots, Fried Egg, Cheese & Ham Sandwich, Fried Egg & Cheese Sandwich, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Organic Tomato Sauce, Vegetable Lo Mein, Greens & Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Lemon Chicken, Jasmine Rice, BLAT Sandwich, Cilantro Rice, Couscous With Spinach & Tomatoes, Fresh Corn On The Cob, Mesclun, Fresh Mozzarella & Olives, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, Black Bean & Rice Salad, Cream Cheese Brownie, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Made With Organic Ingredients

Dinner: Sancocho de Pollo, Pollo Guisado, Pernil Al Horno, Arroz Imperial, Lime & Cilantro Carne Asada, Nachos Bar, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Organic Tomato Sauce, Arroz con Gandules, Arroz Blanco, Mexican Corn On The Cob, Sautéed Fresh Spinach, Sweet Potato & Poblano Chili Salad, Black Bean & Rice Salad