Erica Rothman
Rothman: In VP debate and lapel pin, a glimmer

On Thursday night, lured by doughnuts and board games, I watched the vice-presidential debate in my freshman counselor’s room. Expecting that my friends would silently […]

Rothman: Are you the ‘Roriest’ of all at Yale?

I saw my first episode of the television show “Gilmore Girls” sophomore year of high school when I was homesick. The episode took place at […]

Rothman: Between bites, buboes and YUHS

In high school I brushed off feeling ill. A hacking cough? It’s just something caught in my throat. Serial sneezing? It’ll pass in a moment. […]

Rothman: Rebellion by jaywalk

When people ask me where I’m from, I say New York. If they inquire further, I say I’m from just outside New York City. It […]

(Over-)packed up and ready to go — to Yale

I have been warned about the dangers of overpacking for college. Interns at work this summer shook their heads disparagingly when I told them I […]