by Emily on 11.28.2011
New Haven is due for unseasonably warm temperatures this week: sunny in the 50s and 60s. As a creature made for warmer climates, I'm excited to be able to enjoy the foliage and the picturesque New England scenery of Yale in the fall without the help of a thick winter coat (at least for a few more days).
Photo courtesy of Megan Salas, TC '13.
by Joshua on 11.27.2011
Over the past year and a half, there have been a number of elements of the college experience that I’ve particularly appreciated. Whether it’s meeting peers from around the world, discovering unexpected interests, or rekindling overlooked passions, the university setting often provides an ideal medium. Within a liberal arts college, students have the opportunity to explore new possibilities, challenge themselves academically, and thrive as members of a community.
by Emily on 11.17.2011
A Harvard-Yale Game Inspired Limerick:
In the city of New Haven, there is a biannual fete
Where Yale students cheer and the football team sweats
Our crimson foes arrive
After a two-hour drive
To be served a resounding defeat they shall ne'er forget*
by Joshua on 11.14.2011
On a typical Saturday morning, you can usually find me hiding under layers of blankets in bed. But once or twice a year, I set my alarm for 6:30 AM and jump out of bed for an event that we call MOH.
by Michelle on 11.14.2011
Last year, I found myself gripping the edge of my seat eagerly following the cadences of a fellow Yalie’s poem. Although I had never been so utterly entranced by nouns and delighted by verbs, I now found myself drawing an imaginative storyline in my mind’s eye. I stumbled on the delightful hypnotic capabilities of spoken word poetry.
And like any adoring fan, I tried many times to mimic these poetic masters’ natural style.
by Vrishti on 11.09.2011
When prospective students visit Yale, they undoubtedly learn about the residential college system: before arriving at Yale for orientation, every freshman is randomly assigned to one of Yale's twelve residential colleges, where they will live, eat, sleep, and study for the next four years. The colleges are quite different from one another: some have movie theaters, some have pottery studios, and others have amazing gyms; they range in size from huge Silliman, which occupies an entire block to petite Trumbull; they're all built in different architectural styles.
by Noam on 11.08.2011
On October 31st, 2010 I pressed the button. I finally finished my Early Action application to Yale. As I clicked “Submit,” I thought to myself, “Wow. I just applied to college.” After weeks of taking standardized tests and writing essays, the application process was all over. But the wait had just begun.
by Emily on 11.04.2011
First and foremost, to all those who have sent in or are about to send in their early applications– congratulations on finishing! I can remember feeling significantly less stressed around November 1, 2009, with the weight of my three early applications no longer bearing down on me (…on another note, has it already been that long since I was a senior?!).