Marissa Medansky
Staff Columnist
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State Rep. looks to move Halloween

Frustrated when Halloween falls on a weekday? State Rep. Timothy Larson understands your pain. Larson, a Democrat, wants to designate the last Saturday in October […]

MEDANSKY: Musings on a Chicken Tenders Day

Yesterday was Chicken Tenders Day. All 12 residential colleges served hand-breaded chicken tenders lovingly paired with barbeque sauce, duck sauce and honey mustard dip — […]

Brown debates ROTC

Brown University students looking to participate in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps may now have more institutional support for their efforts. In 1969, a series […]

Princeton gets Carell for Class Day

Princeton seniors looking for a job might want to send a resume to Dunder Mifflin. Comedian Steve Carell will be speaking at the college’s Class […]

Zakaria ’86 to speak at Harvard commencement

Political columnist and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria ’86 will serve as Commencement speaker for Harvard University’s Class of 2012, the Crimson reports. “Fareed Zakaria is […]

Yale freshmen the happiest in the land

A new set of rankings confirms the obvious: Yalies love Yale. Yale College has the happiest freshmen in America, according to a list released by […]

MEDANSKY: Jobs joins the iCloud

Yesterday, Steve Jobs — the American inventor and entrepreneur famous for his user-friendly philosophy, charisma and signature black turtlenecks — passed away. Jobs, best known […]

MEDANSKY: Justice ill served

On Wednesday night, the Internet demanded justice. Somewhere in the small town of Rosebush, Mich. — a tiny community of less than 400 citizens — […]

MEDANSKY: Blue Book, we hardly knew ye

The Yale Daily News recently reported on the demise of the hard-copy Blue Book (“Blue book in its last year,” Sept. 12). No longer will […]

MEDANSKY: Learning to say “maybe”

In 1982, Nancy Reagan introduced a powerful and oft-parodied phrase into the American lexicon: “Just say no.” Armed with perfectly coiffed hair and perfectly padded […]

MEDANSKY: Dating Yale

As a freshman, I’m admittedly naïve when it comes to my new New Haven home. Like many of my peers, my first official introduction to […]