Poopetrator drops out of race. Voting is open for the Saybrook College mascot. Candidates include the lion, seal, sea lion, grapes, griffin, and Saybertooth tiger.

Because man cannot survive on mochi alone. The Mochi Store on Crown Street is moving out and Jake’s Diggity Dogs is moving in. However, Jake’s will still carry the full line of mochi ice cream in addition, making it the cutest hot dog shop ever.

90210, but closer to home. The newest video from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is a student-produced short that showcases 06520. “New Haven, CT 06520” follows students around town to Claire’s, Wooster Square and other local spots. Beverly Hills pales in comparison.

The Amazing Race. Competitive eater Jamie ‘The Bear’ McDonald will be hosting an eating challenge at Denny’s in New Haven on Monday. He will be single-handedly competing against teams from around Connecticut, including a pair of Yale graduate students, to eat as many red velvet pancake puppies as possible in 15 minutes. Moreover, the event is themed around The Hobbit. Last year, McDonald devoured the entire Denny’s Hobbit menu in under 20 minutes. Ironically, McDonald’s has not stepped into the sponsorship role.

They’re everywhere. The Elm City Elf doll is being placed in one New Haven store or restaurant each day for the 24 days before Christmas. Residents who find the elf will be able to turn it in for prizes (and take the elf home). Clues are being put up regularly on Facebook and Twitter.

“World Wizard Wheezes.” World Micro-Market organized a Harry Potter-themed winter market for Saturday and named it after the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. Full Harry Potter garb, robes and hats and all, are to be expected.

Bass will always love you. The University’s most all-nighter friendly library is putting out encouraging messages in anticipation of finals this weekend, shedding a ray of light on the overwhelming darkness looming over the campus.

Getting inside Handsome Dan’s head.  The Canine Cognition Center at Yale opens Dec. 9. According to a Yale News article, the researchers are currently seeking canine applicants for their studies. SAT scores of the 25th to 75th percentile measure in at around 2320-2380.

This day in Yale history 1950 It is announced that around 600 juniors are expected to be drafted into the army by the end of the year.

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