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Take me to Tehran

I  walked by the Yale Art Gallery last week on my usual trek to class, head bowed down to shield my face from the onslaught of snow. Fixated only...

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Racks on racks on racks

Ever gone into Claire’s Cornucopia, and couldn’t help but think the rack where you parked you bike looked like the ingredients of your snack? Well, you were right. ArtRacks...

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A sweet escape

Imagine that you and your best friends are locked in a room. You start to look around and realize that some things in the room are a little… off....

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Emerging from shadows

In 1934, Paul Robeson refused to perform at a segregated theater and changed the racial dynamics of American theater forever. Robeson was the first black actor to be cast...

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Who’s in retrograde?

The stars are out tonight…out to get you. I don’t know if you’ve heard (you probably have), but we’re smack in the middle of 2015’s first Mercury retrograde, which...

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Planting the seeds

At 10:30 a.m. on the Fri. morning following Theta Date Night, it was not yet clear whether I would make it to the third (and my first) session of...

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Robinson, Frank Robinson

Have you ever wondered how James Bond could drive a speedboat off a ramp, flip it in midair, pierce your soul with his blue eyes, and ride away with hair...


No ticket? No problem

I concede that the Whaling Crew’s Andrew Sobotka, JE ’15, is a mastermind. Possibly an evil mastermind, but I can only guess at his motivations. Like most of Yale’s...

(Culture) Sarah Holder article


On a December 2006 afternoon, light shone through the gallery’s glass-paned entryway and landed on a sun-dappled collection of contemporary sculptures at the unveiling of Louis Kahn’s latest New...

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True life: trapped (five)

Personally, elevators stress me out. You’re essentially forced to stand in a confined box with strangers for a prolonged period of time, awkwardly avoiding eye contact. Then you have...

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True life: trapped (four)

On a Monday morning, two days before Halloween, two Yale students were trapped. Hurricane Sandy was expected to hit New Haven that night, and extracurriculars had been cancelled for...

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True life: trapped (three)

On the count of three, everybody jump! One, two…” It started way too early for a Sunday morning at the beginning of September last year. Allie Banwell, PC ’17,...

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True life: trapped (two)

An elevator in Payne Whitney Gym can hold up to 2,500 pounds. That’s more than a ton of weight. That’s about three grizzly bears. Ten NFL linebackers could ride...

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True life: trapped (one)

If you’re driving, Genevieve Fowler, TC ’16, might not come along. “When I’m getting in a car with someone for the first time,” she says, “It’s a hit-or-miss thing.”...


To catch a thief

The temperature-controlled room was set to 70 degrees, but the man couldn’t stop sweating. His eyes darted around the dimly-lit space, and rested hungrily on the yellowing books laid...

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People care about food now more than ever, but college is still known as the place where good food goes to die,” says Mackenzie Barth, co-founder of Spoon University,...