The Yale Record
The Yale Record is the campus humor magazine of Yale University. Founded in 1872, it became the oldest humor magazine in the world when Punch folded in 2002; the Record is published eight times during the academic year and is distributed in Yale residential college dining halls and around the nation through subscriptions. Content from the magazine is made available entire issues can be downloaded in.pdf form. The Record began as a weekly newspaper, with its first issue appearing on September 11, 1872, it became a home to funny writing, when printing technology made it practical, humorous illustrations. The Record thrived and by the turn of the century had a wide circulation outside of New Haven—at prep schools, other college towns, New York City; as Yale became one of the bellwethers of collegiate taste and fashion, so too The Record became a model—F. Scott Fitzgerald referred to the magazine as one of the harbingers of the new, looser morality of collegians of that time, but it wasn't just laughs The Record was serving up—during the 1920s, The Record ran a popular speakeasy in the basement of its building at 254 York Street.
Along with the Princeton Tiger Magazine, the Stanford Chaparral, the Harvard Lampoon, among many college humor magazines, The Record created a wide-ranging, absurdist style of comedy which mixed high-culture references with material dealing with the eternal topics of schoolwork and sex. Comedy first published in the magazine was re-printed in national humor magazines like Puck and Judge. In 1914, J. L. Butler of The Yale Record and Richard Sanger of The Harvard Lampoon created the first annual banquet of the College Comics Association, which drew representatives from 14 college humor magazines to New Haven; the college humor style influenced—or in some cases led directly to—the Marx Brothers, The New Yorker, Mad magazine, underground comics, National Lampoon, The Second City, Saturday Night Live. The character "Whit" in the Sinclair Lewis story Go East, Young Man drew caricatures for the Yale Record. From the 1920s to the 1960s, The Record placed special emphasis on cartooning, which led many of its alumni to work at Esquire magazine and The New Yorker.
Record cartoonists during this time period included Peter Arno, Reginald Marsh, Clarence Day, Julien Dedman, Robert C. Osborn, James Stevenson, William Hamilton and Garry Trudeau. From 1920 through the 1940s, many Record staffers and alums contributed to College Humor, a popular nationally distributed humor magazine. Additionally, comedy first published in The Record was re-printed in national humor magazines like Life and College Humor. By the late 1940s, the magazine's ties to The New Yorker were so strong that designers from that magazine consulted on The Record's layout and design. By the 1950s, the Record had established the "Cartoonist of the Year" award, which brought people like Walt Kelly, the creator of Pogo, to New Haven to dine and swap stories with the staff. In the early 1960s, cartoons and comic writing from the magazine were re-printed in Harvey Kurtzman's Help!, a satirical magazine that helped launch the careers of Monty Python's Terry Gilliam, R. Crumb, Woody Allen, John Cleese, Gloria Steinem and many others.
In the late 1960s, the magazine played an integral role in editor-in-chief Garry Trudeau's creation of his epochal strip Doonesbury. Trudeau published the pre-syndication Doonesbury collection Michael J. through The Yale Record. In addition to editing the Record, Trudeau organized Record events such as a successful Annette Funicello film festival, a Tarzan film festival and a Jefferson Airplane concert featuring Sha Na Na; the 1970s and 1980s are known as the "Dark Ages" amongst Record staffers. Economic conditions in New Haven were abysmal and despite its impressive pedigree, The Record sputtered along, self-destructed and was revived numerous times throughout this period, much like a Ford Pinto. Boards were convened and issues were published intermittently in 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976-1981, 1983, 1987. In 1989, Yale students Michael Gerber and Jonathan Schwarz relaunched The Record for good, their more informal, iconoclastic version of The Record proved popular, a parody of the short-lived sports newspaper The National garnered national media attention.
Gerber created an ad hoc advisory board from Record alumni and friends, including Mark O'Donnell, Garry Trudeau, Robert Grossman, Harvey Kurtzman, Arnold Roth, Ian Frazier, Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil. While The Record continues to publish paper issues, the magazine began publishing web content in 2001, well before many of its contemporaries. Alums from recent years have gone on to write for many publications and entertainment companies including The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Onion and The Onion News Network; each issue of the current magazine features a particular theme. Aspects of the magazine include: Snews - One-liners in the form of headlines. Mailbags - Humorous letters to the editor, historical figures, or inanimate objects; the Editorial - Written by the editor in chief of the magazine each issue, giving a brief overview of the contents and making of the issue. Cartoons - Captioned, "New Yorker style" cartoons that hail back to the magazine's early beginnings.
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The Hotchkiss School is a private, coeducational, college preparatory boarding school in Lakeville, founded in 1891. The school offers a classical education with grades 9–12 and a postgraduate option, attracting students across the United States and 34 foreign countries. Hotchkiss is a member of the Eight Schools Association, Ten Schools Admissions Organization, G20 Schools group, Founders League, New England Preparatory School Athletic Council, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, The Association of Boarding Schools, National Association of Independent Schools, Global Education Benchmark Group, Round Square, Cum Laude Society, Green Schools Alliance. Hotchkiss has one of the largest private school endowments in the country. In 1891, Maria Harrison Bissell Hotchkiss, with guidance from Yale President Timothy Dwight V, founded the school to prepare young men for Yale University. In 1892, The Hotchkiss School opened its doors to 50 male boarding students for $600. Hotchkiss's endowment precipitated scholarship aid to deserving students.
In 1974, the school became coeducational. George Van Santvoord, a headmaster hailed as the Duke with an honorary dorm, claimed there was only one school rule: "Be a gentleman." In 1954, TIME recognized in Education: The Duke Steps Down, that "of all U. S. prep schools, few, if any, can beat the standards Hotchkiss has set." Maria Hotchkiss was uninterested in establishing "a school for the pampered sons of rich gentlemen." The school has enrolled international students since 1896. In 1928, the school joined the English-Speaking Union and established the International Schoolboy Exchange. Established by the Class of 1948, the Fund for Global Understanding enables student participation in summer service projects across the world. In 1953, Hotchkiss alumnus Eugene Van Voorhis incorporated the Ulysses S. Grant Foundation program to assist minority New Haven students with boarding school admission, with Hotchkiss formally participating in addition to other recruitment initiatives from the 1960s onward, such as A Better Chance, Greater Opportunity summer program for inner-city students, Prep for Prep to foster minority leaders.
The school has a 43% diverse student body, offers a School Year Abroad program, is a member of the Global Education Benchmark Group, Round Square, Confucius Institute International Division. In 2010, Hotchkiss partnered with Peking University High School to establish its study abroad, international division called Dalton Academy. On August 16, 2018, an independent investigation released by the school found that seven former faculty members abused students for years, yet school administrators took no action when made aware of the sexual misconduct; the report stated that the abuse, stretching from 1969 through 1992, involved at least 16 students and consisted of intercourse and unnecessary "medical gynecological" exams. The law firm hired by the school interviewed more than 150 individuals and reviewed more than 200,000 pages of documents. A former headmaster, serving on the Board of Trustees resigned after cooperating with investigators. Board of Trustee representatives said the information would be turned over to law enforcement officials.
In 2015, a lawsuit was filed against the school by a male student who claimed that he had been subject to rape and sexual harassment in "an environment of well-known and tolerated sexual assaults, sexually violent hazing, pedophilia" wherein the Dormitory Master and instructor had drugged him and lured him to his quarters where he was raped. The plaintiff in the suit wrote an article for the student newspaper about the failure of the school to appropriately respond to complaints, yet the headmaster blocked publication and, according to the suit "conspired to prevent from informing the students and the school community about the faculty members's sexual assault and his aberrant and predatory propensities and behavior."As a result of this complaint and others, the investigation by the law firm was initiated, resulting in the August 2018 report. Operating on a semester schedule, Hotchkiss offers a classical education, 224 courses, 7 foreign languages, study abroad programs. In 1991, the New York Times recognized Hotchkiss' summer program as, "Summer School for the Very Ambitious" and in 2011, as a private school leader in the farm-to-table movement, by incorporating agriculture into the curriculum since 2008.
The year prior, the Deerfield Scroll featured that "many consider The Hotchkiss School to be the leader in environmental awareness among the top prep schools in the country."The school has a 100% college matriculation rate, among the classes of 2011–14, 33 enrolled at Yale, 19 at Harvard, 16 at Princeton. In 2007, The Wall Street Journal listed Hotchkiss as among the schools with a higher success rate in matriculation at Harvard and six others. Hotchkiss fields 19 interscholastic sports teams that compete in the Founders League, Eight Schools Athletic Council, New England Preparatory School Athletic Council, Interscholastic Sailing Association's New England Schools Sailing Association district, its colors are Yale Blue and white, with the mascot being the bearcat. In 1933, Samuel Gottscho photographed the Hotchkiss baseball team, which appears in the Library of Congress' Gottscho-Schleisner Collection. Despite Kent School's location in the same county and Taft School have a long-standing rivalry, where on
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Kensico Cemetery, located in Valhalla, Westchester County, New York was founded in 1889, when many New York City cemeteries were becoming full, rural cemeteries were being created near the railroads that served the city. 250 acres, it was expanded to 600 acres in 1905, but reduced to 461 acres in 1912, when a portion was sold to the neighboring Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Several baseball players are buried in this cemetery. Many entertainment figures of the early twentieth century, including the Russian-born Sergei Rachmaninoff, were buried here; the cemetery has a special section for members of the Actors' Fund of America and the National Vaudeville Association, some of whom died in abject poverty. Sharon Gardens is a 76-acre section of Kensico Cemetery, created in 1953 for Jewish burials. Paddy Chayefsky, winner of three Academy Awards Fred Friendly, broadcaster Robert Merrill, Metropolitan opera star Beverly Sills, operatic soprano Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor Kensico Cemetery homepage Kensico Cemetery at Find a Grave
A humor magazine is a magazine designed to deliver humorous content to its readership. These publications offer satire and parody, but some put an emphasis on cartoons, absurdity, one-liners, witty aphorisms, neuroticism, emotion-regulating humor, and/or humorous essays. Humor magazines first became popular in the early 19th century with specimens like Le Charivari in France, Punch in the United Kingdom and Vanity Fair in the United States
Lois Bancroft Long was an American writer for The New Yorker during the 1920s. She was known as the epitome of a flapper, she was born on December 15, 1901, in Stamford, the oldest of three children of Frances Bancroft and William J. Long, she graduated from Vassar College. Long had worked at Vanity Fair before finding fame at The New Yorker. Harold Ross hired her to write a column on New York nightlife. Under the name of Lipstick, Lois Long chronicled her nightly escapades of drinking and dancing, she wrote of the decadence of the decade with an air of aplomb and satire, becoming quite a celebrity. Because her readers did not know who she was, Long jested in her columns about being a "short squat maiden of forty" or a "kindly, bearded gentleman." However, in the announcement of her marriage to The New Yorker cartoonist Peter Arno, she revealed her true identity. She remained with The New Yorker as a columnist until 1968, she died in 1974. Lois graduated from Stamford High School and entered Vassar College in 1918.
Displaying a drive for literary excellence and exploration, she graduated from Vassar in 1922 with a degree in English. In college, she began growing herself a modest reputation as a journalist, writing a review of "Vassar Dramatics" to the Poughkeepsie Courier in June of her senior year as well as participating as an editor in 1922's Vassarian. In addition to making herself known through the school's written publications, Long participated in the institution's theatre program. In 1927, cartoonist Peter Arno and Lois Long got married; the marriage lasted four years in 1931 Long filed for divorce. The divorce was granted and the two shared custody of their daughter, Patricia; as soon as she graduated from college, Long began making a name for herself. She started at Vogue and went to Vanity Fair, but Long found her niche—and fame—when Harold Ross hired her for his new magazine, The New Yorker, a sophisticated humor magazine designed to appeal to New York City's elite. With that target audience, it struggled financially in its early days.
In the changing world of the 1920s, any modern magazine needed to appeal to both men and women, the flapper—high-spirited, independent, sexually open—did just that. At 23, Long was paid to review the speakeasies of New York, her witty, satirical column was called "When Nights are Bold," the title of which changed to "Tables for Two" with the issue for September 12, 1925 and ran until June 7, 1930. In addition to her observations on the patrons of speakeasies, it included criticism of public officials, such as Manhattan District Attorney Emory R. Buckner, who conducted raids on speakeasies; as the archetypal flapper, Long's columns offered women a glimpse of a glamorous lifestyle where they could enjoy many of the same freedoms and vices as men. This new liberty was prompted by women gaining the right to vote in the United States in 1920 as well as the ways in which they defied the Victorian and Edwardian roles proscribed for women, her comment “I like music, informality, gaiety” is the epitome of the flapper mindset and what some critics felt were the sexual and moral failings of flappers in the Roaring Twenties.
Different though they were and Ross managed to work together—and knew when, how, to accommodate the other. Zeitz notes that Long's cubicle was on the other side of the building from her assistant, after growing tired of running back and forth to exchange information, they made the trip on roller skates. In time, Ross grew exasperated and gave them offices next to one another to spare himself and the other journalists such antics. Throughout her career, Long's work appeared in numerous formats, in 1928, she was recruited by the editor and screenwriter, Gene Fowler, to contribute, along with Ben Hecht, Ring Lardner, Westbrook Pegler, Walter Winchell, to The New York Morning Telegraph, in 1936 Long was, for a short time, under contract to Paramount Pictures, she was considered the expert on New York's nightlife. Upon her death, William Shawn, editor of The New Yorker said that "Lois Long invented fashion criticism," adding that she "was the first American fashion critic to approach fashion as an art and to criticize women's clothes with independence, intelligence and literary style."
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