Splash Biography



SALONI RAO, Yale freshman studying music & poli-sci




Major: Music/Political Science

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Saloni is a freshman at Yale interested in a Music/Political Science double major. She is especially passionate about education and immigration reform. Saloni is originally from Brookfield, Wisconsin but recently moved to Washington, D.C. In her spare time, she loves watching old detective shows and cooking anything that is both vegan and gluten-free.



Past Classes

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A2491: It Ain't Over 'till the Fat Lady Sings: Opera, and Why It's Cool in Splash Spring 17 (Apr. 08, 2017)
A quick introduction to Opera, and why it's not as boring as you think! We'll listen to some operatic pieces that you will surely recognize, discuss some of the juiciest Operatic plot lines, and even learn a couple of familiar Opera choruses. We'll go through a brief version of the history of Opera and talk about some of the most famous Opera singers of the past and present too!


A2243: It Ain't Over 'till the Fat Lady Sings: Opera, and Why It's Cool in Splash Fall 16 (Nov. 05, 2016)
A quick introduction to Opera, and why it's not as boring as you think! We'll listen to some operatic pieces that you will surely recognize, discuss some of the juiciest Operatic plot lines, and even learn a couple of familiar Opera choruses. We'll go through a brief version of the history of Opera and talk about some of the most famous Opera singers of the past and present too!


E2129: It Ain't Over 'till the Fat Lady Sings: Opera, and Why It's Cool in Sprout Fall 16 (Oct. 01 - 15, 2016)
A quick introduction to Opera, and why it's not as boring as you think! We'll listen to some operatic pieces that you will surely recognize, discuss some of the juiciest Operatic plot lines, and even learn a couple of familiar Opera choruses. We'll go through a brief version of the history of Opera and talk about some of the most famous Opera singers of the past and present, too!


E2130: Rhetoric: How to Use Fancy Words & Get What You Want in Sprout Fall 16 (Oct. 01 - 15, 2016)
What is "rhetoric"? Essentially, it is the art of persuasion. We'll learn just how to coax, convince, and coerce people into getting exactly what you want! We'll demystify some fancy Greek words and discover how to best use techniques of ancient philosophers to make a compelling argument. We'll go over how to successfully make a point, and by the end of the class, you'll have a fool-proof method to successfully out-argue your family, friends, and foes!