What happens in exam period stays in exam period

Following the toil of reading week, Yalies spew up a semester’s worth of knowledge onto the small, lined pages of Pontiac Paper Co. examination books — better known as blue books. Students then pack up and head out of town for winter vacation, leaving their blue books and pending grades in the hands of their […]


At high school, oath inspires, empowers students

When President Barack Obama stepped up to the lectern at noon yesterday, shouts of joy and ripples of “Obama! Obama!” spread through the audience. Tears streamed down people’s faces and cries of “Amen” punctuated the air. But the scene was not in Washington. The viewers were high school students watching CBS News on a giant […]


From ‘fat and poor’ to thin and thrifty


Indian Elis react to news of Mumbai attacks

Parmeet Shah ’11 was vacationing in Florida with high school friends last week when he received a startling text message. Their hometown was under siege from terrorists. Shah, who went to school just a few miles from the site of the brazen attacks in Mumbai, India, said he and his former classmates glued themselves to […]


THE GAME | The other Games

As hundreds of Yale students voyage to Cambridge this weekend, other Yalies will stay behind — and not by choice. The reason: They have their own game on the day of The Game. Seven Bulldog teams — women’s and men’s cross country, swimming and diving, women’s basketball, heavyweight crew and men’s ice hockey — will […]

THE GAME | Calmness key for Coach Siedlecki

After Yale’s embarrassing 37-6 loss last year at The Game, which handed Harvard the Ivy League title, many Yalies questioned whether or not coach Jack Siedlecki was the right man to lead the Bulldog pack. “It comes with the territory,” Siedlecki said of the criticism. “All I can do is control what I do.” But […]


YALE-PRINCETON | Dressed to the tee

While students mingle over drinks on the intramural fields this weekend, few will be able to distinguish Yalies from Princeton visitors unless they are decked out in blue or orange. Although it may be the second oldest rivalry in college football, Yale-Princeton apparently does not matter enough for Yalies to make t-shirts commemorating the occasion. […]

YALE-PRINCETON | Fun for alums, too

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. This weekend’s Yale-Princeton game may just seem like another chance for Yale students to party, but for alumni from all over the country, it is nothing short of a chance to relive their bright college years. In addition to the flocks of students […]

Taste tests prove that brand does matter

On any given day on Wooster Street, a line of tourists and locals overflows onto the sidewalk outside of Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana. Since it opened in 1925, food critics and patrons alike have touted Pepe’s pizza as the best pizza around, at least, in New Haven. Pepe’s has been featured as one of the […]


ItsHaky fights for seat

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Boaz “Bo” ItsHaky, a 49-year-old Israeli acupuncturist, is a man of compromise. He is a self-proclaimed “secular Jew,” a “street vegetarian” (a cross between vegetarian and vegan) and a centrist politician. But on Tuesday, ItsHaky, who considers himself a fiscally conservative and socially […]


Tweed sees weekend air traffic

Tony Blair is now a regular flyer through Tweed New Haven Regional Airport. Past presidents and vice presidents have stepped onto the tarmac since the airport’s opening in 1931. And this Parents’ Weekend, Yale parents and alumni will land red carpet style — or at least, receive a grander welcoming than that of Connecticut Limo. […]