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Laundry list

So you’ve come back from FOOT and, frankly, you smell. So your “SENIORS” shirt from high school got brick-oven pizza grease on it at the Morse dining hall. So...

Walking New Haven

Last year, one of my friends learned in his Italian class that after dinner, many Italian families take leisurely walks through their neighborhood called passeggiatas. My friend and I...

Best of: libraries

Having library PTSD coming out of high school is very natural, but the good news is that libraries at Yale are more than just book-filled study dungeons. Yale is...

Post-FOOT survival guide

You’ve made it through FOOT. You’re a rugged, resourceful individual who now knows that you’re capable of doing a snail impersonation for a few days. Congrats! Throw off the...

Yale is a scam

Does Yale have some perks? Of course. I recall with fondness my first few weeks as a freshman. My college dean was tirelessly available to answer all my questions,...

Basement superlatives

You might be sleeping (and partying) in your suites, but you’ll probably end up at least once (hopefully more than once, please do your laundry) in a basement, whether...

Freshman Issue 2016

Graphic by Haewon Ma Dear fresh folk, I’ll be honest, I’ve pretty much forgotten my first days at Yale. Only a few memories have stuck: shaking my suitemates’ parents’ hands, drinking...

Index: April 29, 2016

1079 – the number of pages in David Foster Wallace’s magnum opus, Infinite Jest. 555 – the number of pages that I have read of Infinite Jest thus far....

Mountaintop removal

Born 8.1 pounds, male, may 2009 1 Cal displayed personality at quite a young age. 2 He’s a genius, they said 3 he’ll cure AIDS if he cares to....

Credit/D/Fail: April 29, 2016

Credit: Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal Junie B. might be working hard in kindergarten, but that doesn’t mean that she can’t play even harder. It’s no surprise...

Top Five: April 29, 2016

Top 5 best ways to end your novel 1. This is the end of the novel, please clap. 2.¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 3. And in this moment, I swear, we were moist....

Instagram Review: @LegoKarlOve

“I saw life; I thought about death,” reads the morose caption beneath an Instagram photo of a lone Lego man. Brown plastic hair flowing, the Lego man gazes into...

Book Review: Taipei

By now, ‘drugs are bad’ is an overdone line. In Tao Lin’s most recent novel, Taipei, we encounter a world in which the anti-drug hegemony we have grown up...

Alligators are great

Joshua was happy to be picking up his nephew. His nephew was lively. His nephew knew how to make an entrance. His nephew had many great qualities, and now...

Sharon and her paintings

We were all possessed, but Dad tried to get rid of his demons. It didn’t go well for him. When they found out, they decided to open the door,...

Tired but trying

“For black people, being around white people is sometimes like taking care of babies you don’t like, babies who throw up on you again and again, but whom you...

Brueghel blues

…the expensive delicate ship that must have seen Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky, Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on  – W.H Auden, “Musée des...

Architecture of rain

DROWNING/DROUGHT (Lights on the glass castle plastered with photographs, newspaper clippings of the accident, random articles of writing and scraps from ALL-GROWN-UP’s room.) (SOL is at the dinner table...