“Painful and dangerous.” The words that our friends over at Rumpus used to describe life at the News also capture our experience flipping through their annual 50 Most issue, which hit “news”stands around campus yesterday. Don’t hate us cause we’re… you know the rest.   

Domino effect. Harvard, in all its cleverness and originality, just secured Jessie J to headline its Yardfest concert, which just so happens to take place during its admitted students weekend. Apparently, these are the measures the Cantabs have to go through to convince prefrosh that they’re fun. Bang Bang all over the Ivy League.

Survive and advance. Such is the mentality of the men’s hockey team, which arrived in Manchester, N.H., on Wednesday to prepare for their first-round showdown with Boston University tomorrow. We’d imagine the survival instinct kicks in pretty strongly in the state where you either “Live Free or Die.”

Living free. The Human Rights Foundation and Yale for North Korean Human Rights have assembled quite a cast of former prisoners, refugees, defectors and other all-around interesting people to speak at the College Freedom Forum at Yale event that takes place this evening in SSS 114. We’re pretty keen on good stories, and we’d expect a few to be told here.

’Til death. The Mike Stratton saga — in which the former Ward 19 Alder was accused of breach of peace and disorderly conduct following a June altercation with his girlfriend — ended with a bit of a plot twist. According to a Wednesday article by the New Haven Independent, the two have decided to get married.

Paperless Hoax. First came “Re-elect Herbert,” now some “Spirit of Dialogue” dinner invitation is making rounds through campus emails, thanks again to Paperless Post. To those of you who took it seriously, would the William F. Buckley Program and “Overheard Microaggressions at Yale” really host a black tie event at Union League? Think.

Mooses? Meese? Apparently, Ezra Stiles has made an annual tradition of creating a “Men of Stiles” calendar that is so highly demanded that the college’s moose (plural) were informed via email yesterday that they should get ready to preorder the publication. It’s all for a good cause, of course, with the $10-per-issue going to the Movember Foundation.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1985 For the second time in six years, the University revisits discussions about constructing a 5,000-seat basketball facility to replace the Payne-Whitney Gymnasium parking lot facing Lake Place.

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