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 01.24.2013
Hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend! I know I did: this weekend I was in DC to watch the Presidential Inauguration. It was exhausting, but an incredible chance to witness one of the most sacred parts of our democracy with 600,000 similarly excited (and freezing cold) Americans. I would describe the experience as the perfect funky blend of pomp, circumstance, and Beyonce - exactly what makes America great in the first place.
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 Jasmine on 07.27.2012
At a student forum last week a prospective student asked my friends Alyssa, Vivian and I what there is to do in New Haven. We responded with an exuberant and unequivocal “YES, THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO” and went on to describe the numerous art galleries, theaters, and restaurants all within walking distance of Yale just to present a small sense of the recreational activities we can choose from as students in New Haven. We could feel their minds racing as prospective students tried to picture themselves enjoying a night of delicious frozen yogurt at Flavors on York Street, browsing
by Joshua on 04.15.2012
Recently, a lot of my friends have been tossing around the “one-half” idea. We’re sophomores (read: we’re old). Two years into college and we feel old.
No, maybe it’s not age. Maybe we just feel like we know this place. For almost two years, we have grown and Yale has grown. Exciting things are happening on campus: a new batch of Yale College Council Officers will be elected in the next few days, Yale will open a brand new college in Singapore in 2013, and two new residential colleges will open their doors to students in 2015. Yale is in motion.
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.
by Noam on 03.30.2012
My younger brother is 16 years old. We’re great friends and we have a lot of fun together. Although he still hasn’t accepted my friend request on Facebook, we’re pretty open with each other. But there’s something that he doesn’t know… I have three other siblings at Yale.
Let me explain.
by Snigdha on 02.03.2012
I was watching a Star Wars marathon a few days after I got back from Yale to good old chilly New York City aka my home. I had never seen the movies sequentially, and I was more than happy to devote over 18 hours of my life (over two days!) to see all the pieces fall into place, to see the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker, the wisdom of Yoda, the mentorship of Obi-Wan. But if there was any one quote—of the several quotable quotes—that stayed with me, it was what Yoda said to Luke Skywalker as he trained young Luke to master the force.