What would you do? It felt like YSO season — following news that student section tickets to The Game had sold out, unlucky Yalies took to inboxes, Facebook groups and common rooms to offer up anything and everything for a shot at admission to Saturday’s showdown, trying every tactic in the book from begging to economics-based bargaining.
Unleash the wrath. The Whaling Crew will host a sign-making party tonight at 8 p.m., looking to tap into the sharp wit that makes Yalies different from the typical GameDay crowd. We’re fans of the classics — “Harvard Sucks,” etc. — but let’s get creative.
More than football. With all the hype entering Saturday’s Game, it’s not surprising that Sports Illustrated featured the football team in a Tuesday article. But instead of Xs and Os, the piece focused on six-year-old Dante Chiappetta, an honorary team member, of sorts, who has helped inspire the Bulldogs all fall.
Still more than football. Meanwhile, NCAA.com provided its own preview of The Game with a recap of the top five moments in the (extensive) history of Yale-Harvard. Despite all the memorable football heroics of the ancient rivalry, the famous “We Suck” and MIT balloon pranks got just as much love, reinforcing the lighter side of this matchup.
Global gaffe. An email from the Jackson Institute inviting sophomores to apply for the Global Studies major went out last night and, despite the department’s sterling reputation, was riddled with errors because the sender merely re-sent last year’s email: referring to the Class of 2016 as sophomores and announcing a Nov. 22, 2013 deadline on Friday.
We’ll take it. Yesterday, The League of American Bicyclists bestowed a bronze medal upon the Elm City for its bike-friendliness. Though it’s not quite gold, it’s nice to know that we can dash up Science Hill on a 10-speed safely.
Covert cinema. Today, Yale for North Korean Human Rights is meeting to piece together a plan for how to send movies to the citizens of North Korea.
What they expected. As part of its Fashion University series, Style.com published a photo gallery of people from around campus yesterday in an attempt to capture Yale’s, well, style. The piece’s intro summed it up well: “preppy essentials, ‘athleisure’ gear and… varsity sweaters.”
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1964 By the mandate of chemistry professor DeWit Keach, all Yale students are made to take GRE tests in the New Haven area.
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