by Michelle on 03.25.2013
Last spring, I surprised myself. I had just settled into a relatively steady lifestyle (at least for a Yale student). I could finally navigate the dining hall, pick a final schedule from ten potential classes without breaking a sweat, and easily (well, maybe not that easily) write a ten-page paper. I had “conquered” college.
by Emily on 02.20.2013
It’s been three long years since I was a high school senior, but I remember being utterly thrilled by the prospect of leaving home and jumping into the unknowns of college. Who would my friends would be (kids from the ‘burbs like myself, Princesses from Dubai, cowboys from South Dakota), what color bedding would I buy, or which extracurricular organizations would I join (Bhangra, Quidditch, Iron Chef at Yale). I hardly put any thought to the possible hurdles I might encounter.
by John on 02.02.2013
Graduation from Yale can only be described as bittersweet. After years of hard work, residential college traditions, late-night runs to G-Heav, extracurricular commitments, and general growing pains, it's both exciting and saddening to leave our gorgeous campus. After taking a year-long leave of absence to sing and travel with the Whiffenpoofs, I graduated a semester early and currently find myself working in Manhattan. The Big Apple is fast-paced, exciting, everything I thought it would be and more! That said, my deep appreciation for the undergraduate experience at Yale has only further grown now that I'm out in the “real world”.
My beautiful home while at Yale, Timothy Dwight College
by Emily on 12.15.2012
This is a repost of a blog that I wrote last year addressing deferrals. Worth a read if you find yourself in a limbo of sorts following the Early Action cycle, and feel free to comment with any further thoughts or questions!
While I can’t exactly parlo Italiano and I’m not a Literature major, I’m a devoted Dante-phile at heart, and I think there’s a little bit of “Divine Comedy” in everything.
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 John on 11.29.2012
It's 11:54 pm on Halloween night and thousands of costumed Yalies are packed into all three levels of Woolsey Hall. The opening musical acts have wrapped up their sets, final stage adjustments are being made, and the energy radiating throughout Yale's largest seated auditorium can only be described as electric.
by Emily on 11.29.2012
I snapped this photo on my way to class in Rosenkranz Hall, home of Yale's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Anyone else notice something Shakespearean out of place?
by Joshua on 10.30.2012
For eleven weeks this past summer, I had the privilege of serving as a tour guide for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and for the Visitor’s Center. Each week, thousands of prospective students and visitors stopped by campus to check out what Yale has to offer and to gain a glimpse into undergraduate student life.
by Emily on 10.26.2012
Midterm season in college, much like college application season in high school, can be tough. Between reading Petrarch and physics problem sets, or studying for the SAT and Spanish homework, sometimes a little comic relief is appreciated. Hopefully this blog post will help - here’s a lighthearted video created by the Ezra Stiles Freshman Counselor team (a select group of seniors that live with and advise the freshman in their college) in collaboration with their college Master, Stephen Pitti ’91.
by Michelle on 04.06.2012
Like many other people, and mammals too I suppose, I’m attracted to bright colors. Consequently, while visiting colleges, I often found myself gravitating towards bulletin boards that had been plastered in various highlighter tones.