by Alisha on 12.04.2012
The three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are simultaneously my favorite and least favorite weeks of the year. On one hand, they’re the most beautiful weeks at Yale—there’s usually snow, the decorations are beautiful, and there are so many fun events going on. On the other hand, exams and papers are looming ahead.
I also remember these three weeks in senior year being stressful. At my high school, homecoming was the week before Christmas break. I was juggling to balance Spirit Week planning (hey, figuring out costumes is serious work) with my college applications and a pile of homework that never seemed to decrease. In that spirit, here are two tips to manage the stress and the holiday cheer.
by Shamillah on 12.10.2011
December is a special month, not because of finals (ahhh!), but because of the number of festivities in the month. Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah all fall in the month of December, and there’s not better place to be at such a time than Yale University! Because we are extremely multicultural, all these celebrations are held on our campus, and I got attend all them, munching away at the variety of foods offered at all the different events.
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 Shamillah on 10.14.2011
This weekend the Yale Muslim Students Association carried out a barbeque, regardless of the threatening New Haven rain. Being a Muslim, the MSA is a great association that I feel has heavily complimented my life at Yale. But even for non-Muslims, the events on awareness of the Muslim world and numerous efforts to combat calamities such as the Pakistani floods and the current famine in Eastern Africa. Here's a glimpse of the great barbeque!
by Michelle on 10.14.2011
It’s Wednesday, twelve thirty six to be exact, and I’ve just bolted out of class and into a bright green sweet shop. Crammed amongst forty five other undergraduates, all carrying monstrous backpacks that make reaching that spicy California roll virtually impossible, I find myself glancing nervously at my watch every five seconds. I have come to consider this, grabbing a Durfee’s lunch, a Yale tradition.
by Emily on 10.11.2011
A few weekends ago, I found myself waking at 7 in the morning... on a Saturday. While in high school, waking up pre-eight am would not have given me pause, in college, such an early wake-up call is daunting to even the most well-rested student (myself included).
However, every fall, the Yale College Council and Yale Dining team up to offer farm tours throughout Connecticut, giving Yalies a chance to see where exactly their food comes from.
by Joshua on 07.08.2011
As the world transforms into a cloud-computing world, humanity has grown increasingly more digitized, more captivated by technology, and more enamored by the beauty of the instantaneous. Don’t get me wrong: I am just as infatuated as any other nineteen-year-old college student. But what if none of it ever existed? What if you could stop sending every digitized piece of your life into the cloud? What if you could touch the clouds?
I've always had a fascination with defying gravity.
by on 07.06.2011
It’s summertime in New Haven, and those of us who are enrolled in Yale Summer Session have just wrapped up our first round of summer courses. While my main reason for spending this summer in New Haven is to knock out the last few prerequisites for my major, I’ve also made it my mission to explore the city’s cuisine.
by Snigdha on 06.26.2011
One of the best parts about traveling is the food. (As my friend, Uzra, points out, food explains the world.) I am never disappointed by the discovery of a completely different palate, a new array of tastes and textures and smells and ways of eating.
by Elliot on 04.19.2011
New Haven cuisine might be known for its reputation of the nation's best pizza and the original hamburger, but the single food item that has characterized my college experience more than anything else is the Wenzel, from Alpha Delta's pizza on Elm street.