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Harvard Yale Game

Despite the outcome of today’s rivalry matchup, Yale will always be superior due to the fact a group of Yale students disguised as Harvard pep rally members fooled thousands of Harvard students and alums to hold up an intricate grid of signs saying ‘WE SUCK’. My former english teacher/advisor was good friends with the Yale tricksters. Enjoy this timeless prank. 

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Phillips Andover grad tallies his first goal for Crimson


Will Walker (Phillips Andover ’11) has certainly made his mark for the 15th ranked Harvard Crimson lax team over the weekend. The freshman attackman scored his first goal in his first game. Harvard went on to defeat UVM 11-4. Will’s brother Jack (Phillips Andover ’09) also had a goal.

***Note: in the video it says Will is committed to Duke. During his senior year, Will de-committed and then committed to Harvard***

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Two Nobles athletes making the news

Noble & Greenough junior forward Chris Calnan has committed to play hockey for Jerry York and the Boston College Eagles starting in 2013. Calnan will join a strong Boston College team that has dominated Hockey East in the past decade, as rival Boston University has slipped.

Oliver White of Noble & Greenough School was selected as the 2011-12 Gatorade Massachusetts Boys Soccer Player of the Year. White is the second Gatorade Massachusetts Boys Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Noble & Greenough School.

The 5-foot-11, 165-pound senior forward scored 15 goals and passed for six assists this past season, leading the Bulldogs (13-3-1) to the New England Prep School Athletic Council Class A tournament quarterfinals. White is a two-time Independent School League Offensive Player of the Year. He concluded his prep soccer career with 41 goals and 16 assists.

White will be taking his soccer skills on the road to Harvard next fall.

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Evan Cummins/Northfield-Mount Hermon

Cummins is a member of NHM’s Class of 2012. Standing 6’8″ and 200 lbs, he is committed to play at Harvard. Harvard hoops seems to be on the upswing under Tommy Amaker. The Crimson shared the Ivy League title last year and beat Boston College this year. Cummins should add more talent to the Harvard roster.

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And the celebrity prep school grad of the week is…

…Mitt Romney of the Cranbrook School in Michigan, and graduated in 1965. Many of his classmates were from more wealthy backgrounds, and Romney was the only Mormon at Cranbrook. Despite this, Mitt won an award for those “whose contributions to school life are often not fully recognized through already existing channels”.

According to Wikipedia, Romney wasn’t a standout student nor a star athlete. He must have been a late bloomer, because he went from Stanford to BYU, and then to Harvard School of Business and Harvard Law.

Of course, we all know him as the former Governor of Massachusetts, and current Republican candidate for US President.

True story: all five of his boy’s attended Belmont Hill School, an all-boy’s prep school in MA.

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Classic Movies for Your Stockings


One Crazy Summer

Dead Poet’s Society

School Ties

School of Rock

Outside Providence


If you know of any other prep movies, comment on this post, write on our fb wall or tweet at us @twinesandvines.

Happy Holidays!

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St. Paul's School MD grad's swag company

Founded by a St. Paul’s School MD and Harvard grad, J.J. Threads is a company made for individual style. Jay Wich, the founder was a four year starter on Harvard’s men’s lacrosse team. As men who wear clothing, lacrosse players like to have their swag and sticks custom tailored to their individual needs. J.J. Threads has a unique program built into the site that allows you to design your very own custom shirt and see what it will look like before you order it (I fooled around with a few neat patterns myself). The different pattern and cut combinations are limitless, so you can design a shirt for the perfect occasion, whether it be a college interview, a date, your internship, a party on the beach, or everyday around campus. After just discovering J.J. Threads, I am very impressed and cannot say enough good things about their product. Design your shirt today.

J.J. Threads is more than just a shirt-maker. We have scoured the globe to put together a unique and interesting collection of the world’s best shirting fabrics. These textiles, combined with the skill of Hong Kong’s world-renowned tailors results in hundreds of years of expertise coming together to deliver a beautifully made shirt directly to your doorstep.

Using our interactive design interface, you can choose the fit, details and finishes of your preference to ensure that every J.J. Threads garment you purchase reflects your signature style. Our customer-centric attitude sets us apart from the typical shirt company. Unique in the industry, we strive to bring people from all over the world together to share their designs and collaborate on new ones via our online community.

Designed by you. Made by us.


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The Game

By MIKE ANTHONY/Hartford Courant

Published: November 18th, 2011

Finally, The Game is about a game. Yale-Harvard. Yale Bowl. More than 50,000 fans expected. Harvard (8-1, 6-0 Ivy League) is in search of a perfect Ivy season. Yale (5-4, 4-2) is looking to end on a positive note Saturday by winning the only game that seems to matter to each team.

“They are a good football team,” Yale coach Tom Williams said earlier this week. “We think we match up well with some of the things they do.”

The Bulldogs will have to find a way to stop, or keep up with, the potent Crimson offense. Harvard is averaging 39-plus points a game in Ivy play. Yale has the league’s third-ranked defense. On the other side of the ball, Yale will have quarterback Patrick Witt, the most prolific passer in program history, but will be without leading receiver Chris Smith, who has an ankle injury.

“As a captain, my job is to try to channel the emotion and try to keep the guys as calm as possible,” Yale senior linebacker Jordan Haynes said. “I’m best prepared and I play my best when I’m able to channel those emotions.”

All the hype and sideshows that the buildup to this game entails — particularly this year — will take a back seat to three hours of football. The X’s and O’s and execution matter now. Not even the course of the regular season, which Harvard dominated, necessarily has anything to do with how this game will play out.

There doesn’t have to be any Rhodes Scholarship talk today — not about Witt’s decision to play instead of attend his interview as a finalist, not about Williams’ having to clarify remarks about his own pursuit of the Rhodes in the early 1990s. Today is about football.

“Coming into the season, as a coach you’re not really sure what you have,” Harvard’s Tim Murphy said. “It’s a whole new dynamic. Most coaches are just trying to figure out how the hell to win a single game. But this was our stated goal, to win the Ivy and have the identity of a tough, physical, resilient team. That’s exactly what we’ve been. We [planned] to have a physical couple days of practice [leading up to the game], so if Yale beats us, it’s going to be because they deserve it, not because we weren’t prepared.”

This is the 128th meeting between the teams. Yale leads the series 65-54-8, but Harvard has won nine of the last 10. This season, Harvard has won eight in a row since an opening non-conference loss to Holy Cross, a game in which quarterback Collier Winters injured his hamstring. The Crimson have been equally effective with Winters, who will play Saturday, and backup Colton Chapple.

“I think we’ll be in the proper frame of mind when 12 o’clock rolls around,” Williams said.

Hopefully not everyone is bogged down by exams (like myself) and can attend The Game todayGo Harvard!

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