Tao Tao Holmes
HOLMES: Incubating boiled eggs

This column was published as part of the special Commencement Issue for the Class of 2014.


I crouch with my palms and knees on the hardwood floor. A floor to ceiling mirror spans most of one wall, and a few spotlights […]

HOLMES: A day in the life

On Tuesday I nabbed a BDD 2014 Bible off an unsuspecting child and spent the day as a prefrosh. And this is what the world looked like.

HOLMES: The mutual friend crush

We all have, or have had, our fair share of friend crushes, some debilitating in their intensity, some more casual and light-hearted.

Let Sleeping Dogs Fly

Hunter Polonoli and Andris Skulte stand together on the tarmac of Orange County airport in Montgomery, N.Y. They are both young, handsome, and brunette, with […]

HOLMES: Picking brains, or picking noses

When I venture outside the comfort of Yale, I receive reminders that I’m a woman.

HOLMES: Society’s secrets

In your last year of Yale, society provides a unique opportunity to step beyond your comfort zone, temper your judgment of others and understand the internal clockwork that makes humans tick at different rhythms.

HOLMES: Planned spontaneity

For those who actively choose not to postpone adventure till senior year, bucket lists will nearly always be irrelevant.

HOLMES: Getting Schooled

Many Yalies I know tend to commit partially, selectively and capriciously.

HOLMES: Eli 1 and Eli dumb

Now and then, Yalies reveal a poor sense of individual orientation.

HOLMES: Workshop U

If we are all, in our own particular ways, drafts — that is, works in progress — I’m told that college is a time we’re meant to undergo significant revision.