As we enter the home stretch of our own fiveish weeks, there’s plenty of fun to look back on. Vegetarian dinner parties. Pi Phi’s Highlight. Hours on end eavesdropping on other people’s convos at Blue State. All of our time spent together was linked by going out of our combined comfort zone. The secret of a good relationship, we’ve found, is the tandem search for thrill.
Sometimes, thrill is sought intentionally. Even before we were jumping off the Toad’s stage and writing on randos, TaoTao Holmes, BR ‘14, was plummeting out of a plane with Mike, her beloved skydiving instructor. In this week’s front, she catalogs the intensity of her first leap by inviting us to join in.
Perhaps you’ll find thrill in the smaller—but no less thrilling—thrills that this issue has to offer. Will Theiss, BK ‘16, contemplates what massive open online courses mean for Yale, and Caroline Sydney, SM ‘16, reflects on the legacy of a design great in Features. Culture knows that physical attraction is relevant—Alex Saeedy, TC ‘15, profiles Yalies who also model on the side. Reviews brings us a potential date-night spot in Ricky D’s Rib Shack and the film “Prisoners.” And, like any good relationship, there’s much more to find out.
As for us, we’re still finding out so much.
Austin Bryniarski and Katy Osborn