When my editors asked me to profile Lulu Chang’s ’14 blog, “Two Asians and a Selfie Stick,” I immediately pictured two college-aged Asian women jet-setting across Europe, go-pro in hand — an eat, pray, love mission to “find themselves.” To say that I was wrong would be the understatement of the century. Within only seconds of opening Chang’s blog, I read dozens of screenshots that went more or less something like this:
The third weekend of Dimensions begins this Thursday, and campus is excited to welcome all of the new ’19s. Unfortunately, it seems as though someone in the Admissions Office seems to have distributed the wrong schedule. Luckily, we @Dartbeat were happy to step in during this time of need to give prospies the true Dartmouth experience.
I’ll get right to it this week – I am sure many of you San Franciscans are wondering why I waited until week four of FoCo Joe At Home to write about Bi-Rite Creamery, home to some of the world’s best ice cream. I kid you not, Bi-Rite has that kind of reputation. Located just across from Mission Dolores Park — arguably the social and cultural backbone of San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood — Bi-Rite is a long-time San Francisco staple. I have been there many a time in my upbringing and have always enjoyed the ice cream’s high quality. The flavors really do ring through in a Morano-esque way — every spoonful is worth it. It is Bi Rite’s long-held dedication to quality and taste that dissuaded me from writing about it earlier — there is no need for another article out there praising the place, everyone knows that.
Much like FoCo’s waffle-maker, The Box (stylized theBOX) is something we (Annette and Caroline) have always glanced at with mild interest. Yet, they have both eluded us during out time here. This past fall we passed the food truck, still under the freshman delusion that FoCo was akin to a gourmet buffet. By the time we had realized our egregious error in judgment, The Box was gone for the winter. Luckily, along with warmth, sundresses and half of the student body, The Box is back for the spring, giving us a chance for redemption.
I know a lot of solid albums have been released recently, but I didn’t want to write about a single one of them. Instead, I’ve put together a playlist of tracks that I like. Ostensibly, the theme of this playlist is “songs to blast on the Green.” The basic requirements are volume (it must be loud), appropriateness (there are many tiny munchkins running around the Green) and upbeat-ness (monastic chanting is both loud and appropriate but not exactly fun).
Each week, Dartbeat asks a group of musically inclined students to recommend their favorite songs of the week. We then share a few of those tracks. Enjoy!