From Yale to Afghanistan

Upon graduating from Yale, Ricardo Anzaldua-Burke ’07 had to come to terms with the possibility that he would be in a life-threatening situation. Both “nervous and excited” to go to a region with a violent history, he described in an email that he is now an infantry platoon commander in Afghanistan with the United States […]


For few special majors, experience is worthy, but not recommended

As sophomores finalize their schedules over the next week, many will come closer to deciding which of Yale’s 75 academic majors is for them. And somewhere beyond popular majors such as English and Political Science and small, interdisciplinary programs, a little-known alternative waits in the wings. Yalies who declare the special divisional major in Yale […]


Stiles gets sustainable treats

Have you been craving fried asparagus or three cheese fondue lately? We have, too. The new Stiles Sustainable Cookbook, created by Ronit Abramson ’13 and Will Zhang ’13, the college’s Student Taskforce for Environmental Partnership (STEP) coordinators, is here to help. “We focused on creating and collecting easy recipes that can be made with sustainability […]


YCC Summer Storage limited

As the school year winds down, finals are not the only thing making Yalies anxious: Finding an affordable place to store their stuff over the summer presents another challenge. Fortunately, there is some help in store this year. For the first time, the Yale College Council will offer undergraduates the opportunity to keep their belongings […]


Bendy buses debut in New Haven

As New Haven bus driver Wilbert Ragsdale describes it, the bus he has been driving for the past 20 years has grown a 20-foot tail. As of last Monday, the Connecticut Department of Transportation added 12 60-foot buses to the New Haven CTTRANSIT fleet of public buses. These longer buses are formally called articulated buses, […]


Women in food talk gender, career

During her early days working on a farm in rural New York state, Annie Farrell said she had little time to think about what role gender played in her work. But yesterday, Farrell, another female farmer and a woman chef took time to reflect on the paths that led them to careers in food production […]


Nursing homes in trouble

Over 100 New Haven residents could lose their home next month, and as a consequence, 150 more could lose their jobs. The University Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation declared bankruptcy Jan. 10, becoming the most recent addition to a growing list of financially unstable nursing facilities near New Haven. At a hearing in Connecticut Superior Court […]


Yalies make magic

On top of Quidditch and Gothic architecture, Yalies have another reason to relate to Harry Potter: the newly formed Yale Undergraduate Magic Society. Three members of the Magic Society — Jen Kramer ’14, Micah Johnson ’13 and Seth Thompson ’14 — performed magic tricks for an enthusiastic crowd of over 60 people in the Pierson […]


‘Methland’ author talks about small-town America

Nick Reding sat in the plush Branford College Master’s house Thursday night and spoke about the devastation wrought by crystal methamphetamine on a small, down-at-the-heels town. Reding talked about his nonfiction book “Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town.” To write it, he spent four years observing the town of Oelwein, Iowa, […]