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I would like to begin with the observation that the “FoCo Challenge” is a complete misnomer. When I was tasked with examining this Dartmouth tradition, Read more>>
As many of our readers already know, Dartbeat has recently taken on the hefty responsibility of compiling Dartmouth Overheards each week. So, with midterms looming Read more>>
Jan. 24, 12:58 p.m., Occom Pond: Safety and Security officers responded to a report of an injured member of the faculty at Occom Pond. The Read more>>
If you’ve been living in a hole — or maybe just holed up studying for midterms — and still haven’t heard of the popular college app Yik Yak, it’s time to get on that. After all, where else are you going to self-call about how low your GPA is, aggressively procrastinate and find out what other Dartmouth students have to say about everything from FoCo to boring lectures?
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I would like to begin with the observation that the “FoCo Challenge” is a complete misnomer. When I was tasked with examining this Dartmouth tradition, I thought of it as a challenge in the usual sense — an activity that a person must strive to overcome with some great physical, mental or emotional strength. In short, I thought of it in the same way that I thought of running a four-minute mile, writing the greatest collection of sonnets in the English language or passing Econ 20. I have done none of these things. Zero. But now that I have remained in FoCo for an entire day and stuffed my face with several meals for the price of one, I can tell you that there is no possible way it is equivalent to these feats. Of course, not all agree with me. Some say completing the FoCo challenge makes you a fiscally responsible hero. Others say it involves unfairly duping the College out of two meal swipes and should be banned, or at the very least frowned upon. Me? Well, I chose to ignore my questionable moral compass and sedentary lifestyle and imagine that I’m now a Dartmouth legend for having completed… Read more »
As many of our readers already know, Dartbeat has recently taken on the hefty responsibility of compiling Dartmouth Overheards each week. So, with midterms looming far too near in our futures and the Nor’easter dipping temperatures, we’ve decided to bring some joy to campus by digging back into the archives to find some of the best Dartmouth Overheard’s The Dartmouth has published since 2006. Don’t forget to check Dartbeat each Friday for campus’s latest Overheards, and all week for exciting online content!
Jan. 24, 12:58 p.m., Occom Pond: Safety and Security officers responded to a report of an injured member of the faculty at Occom Pond. The member of the faculty had apparently fallen while skating, and was evaluated for an elbow injury by Dartmouth EMS.
Bow down to red velvet. Today in FoCo arrived a delicious new dessert option, perched alongside the pies, pastries, muffins, brownies, crumbles and countless other baked goods of yore. Red velvet — cake, to be specific. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to do something with it, but what can be done to augment the FoCo treat that already has everything? How does one honorably transform an already heavy dessert flavor like red velvet? Undoubtedly, this task is especially difficult when the red velvet is in cake form. Thus, I faced a challenge for my column this week.