Why it’s Not Called Yale-Harvard 

Harvard to Battle Yale in the 132nd playing of The Game.   You have felt it – a palpable tension mounting in the yard, at the river and even in the quad! As the crimson of the foliage continues to fade it only blooms with a fury among the jubilant throng. And the reason for these festival rites? The 132nd playing of The Game draws near. The battle set for 2:30 post meridian Saturday, November 21st is to take place at the historic and slightly inconvenient Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut. The Harvard Crimson has had a winning season …






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International Thanksgiving 

What non-Americans do for the five-day holiday.  Observed every year on the fourth Thursday in November, American Thanksgiving Day is a celebration that was originally meant to give thanks for the blessings of the fall harvest. Today, it has become a tradition of reuniting families over football games and a cornucopia of food. Additionally, many families have created their own thanksgiving traditions, such as volunteering in soup kitchens, attending or viewing the New York City Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, and breaking the turkey’s wishbone for a wish. During the five-day break, most college students return home to bond with family members; …






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Thank You 

Why Harvard-Yale makes me thankful. At this point in the semester, there’s a lot to be thankful for and not just because Thanksgiving Break is coming up. With Harvard-Yale this weekend and only a few more weeks before winter break, here are some of the things I’m most thankful for:   1. That the only time I have to go to Yale is every other year for “Harvard-Yale” Showing up decked out in Harvard gear, of course. I’ve always looked better in Crimson anyways. It’s nice getting away from Harvard’s classic red brick and busy campus life near the Harvard …






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Entering Enemy Territory 

How to do Harvard-Yale at Yale right.  Ladies and gentleman, it’s that time of year again: the infamous weekend when students of Harvard College become students of Harvard State. The game is upon us. But wait. It’s at Yale this year. What’s a Harvard State student to do? Luckily for you, my little party animals, I have compiled some tips on how navigate the Game when it is hosted in the treacherous armpit of New England, otherwise known as New Haven. Not only is dragging yourself away from the beck and call of homework to go to the game often …






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The Quiz 

Just the things you ought to know.  With this year’s Game approaching, The Indy wants readers as informed as possible about the oldest game in college football. And with The Game being played almost every year since 1875, it is difficult to keep track of all the history, tomfoolery, and revelry that surround the rivalry. So, without further ado, here is a quiz to both test your knowledge and fill in what you may have missed. The Harvard Independent presents nine questions for nine straight wins. Questions: 1) Who won last year’s Game? Harvard Yale MIT Pranksters The Harvard Band …






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Paint Wars

 Harvard and Yale’s museums battled it out.  By the time we got to New Haven, we were more than ready to get off the bus. It was one of those charter numbers, fifty-six seats or so, and there was a bathroom in the back of the bus that slowly but steadily emitted the noxious fumes of bathroom solvents reserved for buses and airplanes. Yet most of us had slept for two hours despite the smell – or maybe because of its slightly ammoniac and anesthetic qualities – and we were glad to disembark for the Yale Art Gallery, textbooks cases …






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