by Michelle on 12.14.2011
If you’re a lucky Yale freshman, you’ll live in Bingham, Vanderblit or Welch Hall. But putting fierce residential college rivalries aside (Go Davenport (We live in Welch)!!), the real reasons you’d be lucky to live there is not residential college affiliation but proximity to the Chaplain’s Office, and the Chaplain’s Office stash of ice cream.
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 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 Elle on 03.19.2011
I was always the kid in high school religion class with her hand up. I had questions about everything. I attended a Catholic Jesuit high school in Chicago, and I consistently struggled with whether to continue in my faith, especially at the college level.
by Joshua on 01.19.2011
When prospective Yalies choose to matriculate, each is presented with the opportunity to take a Gap Year. Basically, all Yale students have the option of taking a full year off to take advantage of whatever their heart desires. There are plenty of programs and opportunities both in the United States and abroad.
by Snigdha on 11.12.2010
I just got off a phone call with my mom the other day. She had called to say Happy Diwali but left a voicemail instead when I didn’t pick up. Ironically, I was at the Yale Diwali Pooja in the President’s Room in Woolsey Hall (the beautiful building in Beinecke Plaza with the rotunda and walls dedicated to veterans). Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, celebrates the return of Rama from his 14-year exile to his kingdom.