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  1. FCC helps freshmen find love

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    When the very official Freshman Class Council decided to send out a very official Freshman Class Council newsletter last night, they must have smiled on their kingdom. With one click of a send button, they sent an arrow of love shooting out into cyberspace and into the eyes of every single person in the undergraduate population at Yale.

    Yes, Yalies, it’s time for love and Freshman Screw! It’s time for love and Freshman Speed Dating! It’s time for love and spell-check, because residential is not spelled “residentital”! None of this should be news to you though, because the FCC, with their capable hands and leadership qualities, seems to have bcc’d classes of cynical upperclassmen (myself included) to their newsletter. At the bottom of the newsletter, it says, “If you have any Screw related queries, feel free to ask your local FCC rep!” So here are some questions that I pose to my FCC rep, whoever you may be:

    Cunning FCC, is this cupid bcc blunder really just a secret ploy to make upperclassmen sob into our Diet Snapples as we contemplate our old age and own lack of love? After all, doesn’t the screw theme “Drop It Like F. Scott,” while brilliant, evoke a trip down memory lane where we realize that nine years have passed since we dropped it like it was hot on bat mitzvah dance floors? My darling FCC, when you call Freshman Screw “the esteemed dance,” are you just mocking our own lack of such shining optimism, because after Freshman Screw, no one really puts any effort into finding screw dates anymore? And FCC, when you use “unbeknownst” in your newsletter, I have to ask, is that just a very cutting-edge, so-old-fashioned-it’s-cool sort of thing (like Schwinn bikes and tortoise-shell glasses) to which only you brilliant youth are privy? Are we upperclassmen too mainstream to know to use “unbeknownst” in our propaganda material? Whatever, FCC, you can be hip with your optimism and cool lingo, we’ll just keep crying into our Snapples, pretending like we’re in “Girls.”

    Calm down, I’m just teasing, FCC! A few more real questions though, because I am, according to this newsletter, still cordially invited to screw, and I want to be prepared. Is “screwmate” just a compound word for “screw date” and “suitemate,” i.e., is suite-cest encouraged? Will people at Freshman Speed Dating only blandly “participate in raffles,” I mean, will anyone win the raffles, or will we all just get participant medals? Will the participant medals be engraved? The silhouettes on your screw poster don’t show people grinding, but I really only know how to grind, so what do I do? In a similar vein, will you be offering lessons on how to do the Charleston during Freshman Speed Dating? Where can I purchase a feather headband? Perhaps most importantly though, what is Ivy Council?

    In all seriousness though, I’m just jealous of your fabulous theme! Make Baz Luhrmann salivate FCC!

  2. Licensing office approves FCC shirt design

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    After submitting four different T-shirt designs to the Yale Licensing Office, the Freshman Class Council has finally received approval for its most recent Yale-Harvard shirt design.

    Although the new shirts have no “explicit Harvard symbols or copyrighted material” on them, the FCC still managed to accomplish its goal of making a reference to Harvard’s recent cheating scandal, said FCC President William Sadock ’16.

    “Try cheating your way out of this one,” the back of the shirt reads. The front of the shirt features a bulldog in a referee outfit blowing a whistle.

    “We were really restricted and kept having a lot of designs turned away, so luckily we were able to put this together,” FCC Treasurer Rafi Bildner ’16 said.

    The FCC submitted its first shirt design, which featured the word “Cheatas” emblazoned over the Harvard logo, about a week ago, but the Yale Licensing Office rejected the design based on Harvard’s licensing criteria, according to FCC members.

    Although the multiple rejections did relate to trademark issues, it also represented the administration’s discomfort with “tampering” with Harvard’s logos since Yalies wouldn’t want Harvard tampering with ours, according to FCC Secretary Austin Bryniarski ’16.

    “The shirt is supposed to be in jest and to poke fun at the other school, and I think that the trademark restrictions that both licensing offices have put in place have been blunting that goal and tradition,” he added.

    The Game shirts cost $10 apiece, and additional funds will go toward Hurricane Sandy relief, Sadock said.

    The additional money will be given to “Shirts for Sandy,” an organization created by Calhoun freshmen that will donate proceeds through AmeriCare, he said, adding that AmeriCare has pledged to triple every donation.

    The shirts will be sold in the residential college dining halls during dinner this coming week.

    Clarification: Nov. 12, 2012

    A previous version of this article included three images of original FCC designs that were not approved by the Yale Licensing Office.