The Yale Hindi Debate


Born as a student’s idea in a Yale classroom, the Yale Hindi Debate has grown exponentially, from an ambitious venture to an intellectual, cultural, and social institution. 
The debate was established as a Yale-only event in 2008, and now sees participation from faculty and students from USA’s preeminent schools, including Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, NYU, Cornell, UCLA, Wesleyan, Rutgers, the University of Texas at Austin, and Wellesley College.

A Yale Halloween

Every year, at the stroke of midnight on October 31st, Yale's Woolsey Hall is packed with students in costume, eagerly awaiting the start of the Yale Symphony Orchestra's annual, legendary Halloween Show. As is tradition, YSO screens a a short, silent movie filmed by YSO members, and sets it to live orchestral music. 

This year, the movie's plot involved a Yalie spread too thin - with too many extracurricular and academic commitments, and no time for friends. Following certain dramatic events fit for a fantastical Halloween night, her transformation into a Yalie with a healthy workload had the hall cheering with empathy. And we couldn't help but think back to YHD 2015's motion: "All work and no play is the dictum of today."

Oh YSO--we think alike!  

Source: Akhil Sud SM '16

Source: Akhil Sud SM '16