Ivy League: meet the politicking, wheel-greasing, soon-to-be-YouTubing Yalies poised to fight it out–tooth, nail and Facebook–for Yale College Council prez. This race is shaping up to be a ridiculous one, with candidates of all stripes: boozy, fratty, funny, sassy, sketchy, and totally glam. We can’t wait for the inevitable conclusion: one of Yale’s craziest and most uppity individuals running its least useful and approachable administrative body! You can read up on all their boring credentials here. But, to add a little flavor, let’s take a trip down BM(and W)OC lane:
On right, here’s Pete Croughan ’12, co-Chair of the HTML-friendly Yale Spring Fling Committee. He got Yale MGMT (though couldn’t keep it on the DL); can he get the discerning vote? He’s also a proud DKE brother, and his favorite quotations include:
“When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk we go to sleep. When we go to sleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So let’s all get drunk and go to heaven!” -Old Irish Proverb
If Pete’s running on the pro-booze/anti-sin ticket, then his get-out-the-vote rallies should be a real blast. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Yet another History major, his interests include: “LeBron James, fantasy sports, C-SPAN, The Saybrook 12-Pack, Kirby.” He used to have a giant afro. If he grows it back, I will consider voting for him. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
Now, by the rule of threes, we’ve saved the best for third. To call Courtney Pannell ’11 a “Yale celeb” or “big personality” would be to do her a grave disservice. In fact, to call her “Courtney” would be as well: she proudly goes by “CoCo.” This accomplished Southern Belle is an honoree of Rumpus’ “50 Most Beautiful Issue,” Pi Beta Phi Social Chair (and star of their infamous Rush video), as well as the Yale Daily News’ Multimedia Editor. Hair Platinum-ed, skin bronzed, impeccably dressed, and arch-Conservative, the ravishing Pannell is planning a fab campaign based on the anti-Jay-Leno “I’m With CoCo” movement. She told Rumpus that her dream man is “intimidating, powerful, and a little cocky.” She wears a lot of fur. So, for those looking to be her First Gentleman, head to the gym and the next PiPhi mixer–after killing an animal.
Also, feast your eyes on right:
Hilariously, the YDN also indicates that there’ll be a fourth candidate of the mysterious, dark-horse variety. John Kim ’11 refused to comment or be photographed… for anything. And nobody knows who he is. Guess he’s running as the strong silent type. Oh well: on left, Facebook provides its bounty.
So there’s the spread. Buy your cupcakes, photoshop your posters, rehash platforms from years past, and pick your poison. It’s campaign season, and the pomposity, surrealism, and resume-padding are in full-on Ivy Renaissance. Check back with us at IvyGate for your healthy dose of the absurd as we cover the festivities… there’s going to be plenty to go around.