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The Game

first_img Fanfare Harvard students are giddy with anticipation while walking outside the Yale Bowl before “The Game.” Harvard won, 14-10. Touchdown! Crimson wide receiver Chris Lorditch ’11 snares the winning touchdown pass over Yale’s Adam Money with just a minute and a half to go in the game. Photos by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer The Game: Harvard-Yale 2009 Star performance Crimson quarterback Collier Winters ’11 gets set to pass. Winters completed 10 of 26 passes for 211 yards and had 11 carries for 51 yards. He was named the Ivy League Player of the Week for his performance. Real men Yale students prove that real men aren’t afraid to wear pink. The oldest rivalry in college football dates to 1875, when Harvard and Yale played a bruising game that resembled rugby more than modern football. Back then, fans journeyed by train, horseback, and foot from around New England to view the rough-and-tumble spectacle. Old sepia photographs show Harvard Stadium filled to overflowing, with now-unlikely scores of 0-0.The 1968 game may have been the most memorable of 126 contests. That was when Harvard scored 16 points in the final 42 seconds to tie, generating the famous headline, “Harvard beats Yale, 29-29.” In this year’s game, held at the Yale Bowl, Harvard again rallied late, this time to win. Still, scores aside, this is more than a football game. At stake are bragging rights for graduates and students who compete with glee clubs, marching bands, and tailgate spreads, ribbing their rivals to gain the upper hand, keeping their jocular rivalry vibrant. Airborne After catching a pass, Yale running back John Sheffield is upended by Crimson defensive back Brian Owusu ’13. Starting to worry Yale student Brendan Fitzpatrick (right) looks apprehensive as he and Yale bandleader Kate Kraft stand watch on the sidelines during the second half. Harvard staged an improbable fourth-quarter comeback. Psyching up In the locker room, Yale football players psych themselves up before taking the field. Dogged fan Handsome Dan XVII, the Yale bulldog, wears his sideline pass as he basks in the sun on an unseasonably warm day. Victory hug Crimson linebacker Conor Murphy ’10 receives a well-deserved hug from wide receiver Adam Chrissis ’12 at game’s end. Murphy is holding the ball he recovered from a Yale fumble as the clock winds down. And the crowd goes wild … Harvard fullback Kyle Juszczyk ’13 rejoices while coach Tim Murphy lets out a shout from an ice-cold Gatorade shower at game’s end. Harvard overcame a 10-0 deficit with two fourth-quarter touchdowns to earn the victory.last_img read more

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College hosts academic skills workshop

first_imgFor the eighth year, the College will host an Academic Skills and Strategies Workshop series, which aims to teach students effective study techniques and methods.Senior Fiona Van Antwerp said she implemented many of the strategies she learned through the Academic Skills and Strategies program. Accordingly, she has noticed a significant difference in the quality of her work.“I learned so many important skills about how to study and compile information and how to budget my time and how to ask the right questions,” Van Antwerp said.The series is run by the director of the Office for Student Success, Diane Fox, who said she hopes the program helps students to not only learn the proper skills and techniques for earning the best grades possible, but also to maintain academic consistency throughout the semester.“There are five topics offered in this year’s series,” she said. “All workshops are 30 minutes long, and each topic is offered at least three different times so that students may choose a time that is most convenient with their schedules.”Fox said her goal is to always find new information and strategies tailored to the different personalities of each student, since creating a personal study plan can be a new skill for students seeking ways to improve their performance.Van Antwerp said she discovers something new in each workshop.“Every workshop is drastically different, so the information and techniques you acquire from one workshop isn’t necessarily the same as what you learned the last time,” she said. “Sometimes I’ve experienced that I even pick up on the same concept differently each time.”Van Antwerp said these workshops benefit students from all majors, so she hopes everyone will give them a chance.“I would encourage all students to attend because everybody learns things differently, which is what makes these workshops so unique, as it caters to all types of learning styles,” she said.Fox said most times students are too shy or embarrassed to ask for help and guidance in their academics or to admit that they are struggling.“When a person asks for help, they do so out of strength rather than weakness,” she said. “To take the initiative and ask for help shows that you are dedicated to your success and dedicated to your own well-being.”Fox said she facilitates a study tables program that requires students to sign in and do homework or study in designated areas on campus for at least four hours per week between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.“A key part of this program is to allow for a space where students are able to come and assign a particular time of the day to do work,” Fox said. Fox said the comprehensive goal of these programs is not only to instill academic skills, but also life skills that can be carried with students throughout their lives and future careers. “It teaches you responsibility for yourself because we have to empower ourselves to learn to advocate for ourselves so that we can take care of ourselves,” Fox said. “The sooner we realize and achieve these goals, the happier we’re going to be, and the more successful we will be too.”Tags: Academic Skills and Strategies Workshop, office for student success, Study tableslast_img read more

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Australian team in T&T as government sees to purchase vessels

first_imgThe Trinidad and Tobago government says a team from the Australia-based Austal has arrived in the twin island republic as the Keith Rowley administration looks to acquire new vessels to service the sea route between the two islands.A government statement said that the team would be inspecting the four water taxis and six Coast Guard patrol vessels “in order to produce a report on the state of the vessels.“The report will also include suggestions towards getting all of the vessels operational and sea worthy as well as provide a proposed maintenance program for the vessels.”Last month, Prime Minister Rowley told a news conference that following a visit to Australia, plans were afoot to obtain new ferries from Australia to replace the aged and malfunctioning vessels that have been serving the sea bridge.He told reporters if Trinidad and Tobago could get Australian help on a “government-to-government basis” to acquire new vessels, the problems the travelling public on the sea bridge during the last year would not be repeated.“So the Government is currently looking ahead with respect to ordering new vessels,” he said.The Galleon Passage, which was purchased at US$17.4 million, was due to arrive here from China last month, but has been held up in Cuba undergoing improvements.The government statement said that the Austal team will also “visit some of the shipyards and dry dock facilities available in Trinidad to ascertain the viability of developing a facility to offer maintenance and other services out of Trinidad.”last_img read more

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Kaya FC’s U-12 unit goes 2-0 in int’l youth football tilt

first_imgMOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Teen gunned down in Masbate “We want to show not only China but the rest of the world that we can play good football in the Philippines,” Coach Thomas Pfyl said in a statement on Tuesday.Gothia Cup, which originated in Sweden in 1975, is considered the biggest youth football tournament in the world. Its staging in Asia, which is considered the second biggest in the world, was first held in Shenyang, China last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Last year, Kaya FC was the only Philippine team in the tournament. They finished in the top 16 out of the 32 teams in their age group. This year, the Quezon City Football Club also joined the Cup. IDLPhoto courtesy of Paco Guerrero End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’center_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo courtesy of Paco GuerreroKaya Futbol Club (FC) Academy’s Under-12 team has raced to a 2-0 start at the Gothia Cup in China.Kaya recorded a convincing 12-0 victory against Beijing’s Sunny Zone team on Monday, and followed it up with a 2-0 beating of Shanxi’s FC Eagle Brothers.ADVERTISEMENT PH opens SEAG bid on high note, nips Thailand in water polo 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more