While we are still waiting on Yale students to construct a time machine, Davenport students can at least send a snippet of the present to the future.

With a trench being dug in the Davenport courtyard to make prepare for new shrubs, students jumped on the opportunity to plant a time capsule, according to an email sent by Davenport’s SAC chairs.

Besides the many gnomes that will no doubt be making a journey to the future, we can only wonder what other generation-defining contributions will be donated: political memorabilia (“Yes We Can” pins)? Pop culture trinkets (“True Blood” or “Glee” DVDs)? Froyo (a clear cultural obsession)?

Davenporters have till Thursday at 5 p.m. to submit souvenirs for the capsule before it is buried near to the York Street gate.