Splash Biography

GUI PEREIRA, First-year studying Philosophy

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2026

Picture of Gui Pereira

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Gui is a first-year at Yale thinking of majoring in Philosophy. Originally from Brazil, he moved to the wondrous state of New Jersey in 2017 with his parents and his sister (only to find out that the rest of the country hates on the Garden State day in and day out). Outside of classes, Gui is a member of two singing ensembles, the Yale Glee Club and Redhot & Blue.

Past Classes

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H4724: The Rhetoric of April Fools in Splash Spring 2023 (Apr. 01, 2023)
This is a class about ancient philosophy! Just kidding. But the topic we’ll explore together—verbal pranking on April Fools’ Day and what makes a prank successful—intersects in many ways with the art of rhetoric that Aristotle most famously theorized: it involves convincing, influencing into belief or disbelief. We’ll look at several April Fools’ Day pranks and the factors that contribute to their rhetorical success or failure. We’ll look at the motivation of pranksters, the techniques they use, and what these pranks, whether well crafted or less so, can tell us about the art of convincing.