Moonlight Sonata

Willard was adjusting his left cufflink when he found Dorothy dead in the dryer, mummied in bloodstained linen and down. His stomach contracted as he fell back against the wall and clamped a silk handkerchief to his gaping mouth, just barely smothering the high-pitched whinny threatening to escape. Dorothy’s white, feline body lay in hideous […]


Small Orange Circles

It was Anthony who first told me the Sun would explode. He said he’d seen it in a magazine. (Or a book, he couldn’t remember. Didn’t I read?) He was kicking a pebble, or a soda can — or maybe he wasn’t kicking anything at all — it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that […]


M. TENNIS: Nothing but Elis in finals

It was clear which school would win the finals of both the men’s singles and doubles draws at the Connecticut State Championships on Sunday — all the finalists were from Yale. This weekend’s state tournament saw an impressive performance by the home team at Yale’s Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. Daniel Hoffman ’13 defeated teammate Erik Blumenkranz […]

M. TENNIS: Super Powers

Marc Powers ’13 led the way for an impressive performance by the men’s tennis team at Regionals this past week. At the ITA Northeast Regional Championships in Hanover, N.H., the Bulldogs excelled in singles play, with Powers making it all the way to the finals of the 128-person tournament. John Huang ’13 and Calvin Bennett […]

Yale chemist wins Nobel

Biology professor Joan Steitz was understandably groggy when she was awoken by a ringing telephone at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. When Steitz answered, a refined female voice with a slight accent asked to speak with Tom. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”9885″ ] “Just a minute,” Joan answered, starting to figure out what was going on. The caller was from […]


M. TENNIS | Strong showing despite rain

The men’s tennis team finished a strong weekend of play at the eight-team Yale Invitational on Sunday. Despite inclement weather and delayed matches, the team’s home tournament was successful overall. Four out of five of Yale’s doubles teams reached the finals, while Calvin Bennett ’11 and Erik Blumenkranz ’12 made it to the semifinals in […]

Grad students elect reps, again

It’s election season at the Graduate Student Assembly — for the second time this year. Unable to fill 51 seats in last spring’s elections for representatives, the assembly is holding another round of elections this week to fill out the 96-member body, which acts as an advocacy group for graduate student issues, both social and […]


W. TENNIS | Elis sweep doubles matches

Yale’s women’s tennis team finished its first tournament of the season at the Maryland Invitational on Monday, completing play with a 6-0 record in doubles. The first-time teams of Jenna Ritz ’13 and Stevi Petrelli ’11, and Elizabeth Epstein ’13 and Stephanie Kent ’12, both went undefeated at the tournament — despite the fact that […]

Researchers recommend tax on soda

Like cigarettes and alcohol, soda and other caloric beverages should be taxed for their unhealthy effects on consumers, according to a report issued Wednesday. Authored by seven of the nation’s leading health and economic experts, including Kelly Brownell, head of Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, the report calls for a penny-per-ounce excise […]