I Majored In Field Trips (And So Can You!)

In the Namibian desert —­ the Fish River Canyon, to be exact — I pick up a small rock. I don’t know what it is. “Adam, what about this one?” I yell over the sound of the river charging below us. I toss the rock, and Adam catches it in one hand, leaning into the […]

Personal Essay

A Shakespeare Tour of Italy

“But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east…” And what time is it? I woke up with a wicked crick in my neck, looked down 35,000 feet, and there was land below. We were getting close. I checked my watch: one hour left until touchdown, and I begin my journey through […]

Personal Essay

SAILING | Coeds take second place

The coed sailors secured their spot at the ICSA semifinals this weekend with a second-place finish at the New England Dinghy Championship. The Elis also finished 10th at the Boston University Oberg Trophy race. Shifty conditions ruled the weekend at the Thames River venue. The wind ranged from a brisk breeze to a complete still. […]

SAILING | Inconsistency hampers Elis

It was an up-and-down weekend for the Bulldog sailors over the weekend as the teams struggled with difficult starts at several New England regattas. The coed Elis placed third at the Southern New England Team Race Intersectional in New London, Conn., and the women placed eighth at the Dellenbaugh Trophy at Brown. Hosted by Connecticut […]

SAILING | Sailing wins Ivy League title

For the third year in a row, the Yale sailors raced to victory in the Ivy Championships over the weekend. The No. 4 Bulldogs won the Mosbacher Trophy and the Owen Trophy, both of which were hosted by Brown in Providence. The Mosbacher Trophy goes to the Ivy school with the highest-ranked team, and the […]

SAILING | Elis prepare for spring down south

It was a busy break for the Eli sailors as they split their time between conference racing and practice. Thomas Barrows ’10, Mike Hession ’10, Sarah Lihan ’10, Marla Menninger ’10, Blair Belling ’11, Liz Brim ’11 and Joe Morris ’12 represented the Elis in various regattas on the Atlantic Coast that count toward the […]

SAILING | Sailing finishes 2nd

Despite snow in New Haven, the Eli sailors found brighter skies in Maryland over the weekend at the Tom Noble Race. The Bulldogs traveled to Chestertown, Md., where they placed second in the team race hosted by Washington College. The out-of-district tournament drew eight teams to the Chester River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. […]

SAILING | Another Sunshine State win for Bulldogs

Hitting the southern seas, the Elis opened their spring season with a splash. For the fourth year in a row, the Bulldogs won the Mendelblatt Team Race in St. Petersburg, Fla. Sweeping the team race 7–0, the Elis quickly recovered after a long winter on land. “We do this every year,” women’s captain Blair Belling […]

W. TENNIS | Elis back at home

The women’s tennis team will attempt to hold its 20-match home winning streak as they face UMass in the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center in their spring home opener today. Play will continue on Saturday against Memphis. “Playing at home is electric,” Silia DeFilippis ’11 said. “It’s always enjoyable to play at home in front of our […]

M. TENNIS | No. 1 USC handles Blue

It was unthinkable that the men’s tennis team could manage a victory. But in an intense final match against No. 70 Radford, the team pulled off a win and the rights to face No. 1 USC. The Bulldogs competed last weekend in the ITA Division I Men’s Kick-off Weekend in Los Angeles, Calif. At the […]

W. TENNIS | A beatdown for two Beantown teams

The women’s tennis team opened its winter season by scorching Boston College and Boston University over the weekend: The No. 48 Bulldogs defeated both schools 5–2. On the road in Massachusetts, the Elis took both singles and doubles, winning eight of 12 singles matches and five of six doubles matches over the weekend. “The thing […]