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PB&Jams: Manchester Orchestra

Samantha Webster, The Dartmouth Staff

  Before their show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg this November, the members of Manchester Orchestra stood smoking on the sidewalk. My friend Hannah, with her have-no-fear and get-it-done self, encouraged me to suck up my awkwardness (something I’ve had to do on many an occasion) and talk to them. We arrived early with the intention of getting a good spot, and were greeted by a bouncer with a caring but judgmental warning — “It’s freezing, go get some coffee and come back in a bit.  Thirty minutes and a latte later, we found ourselves at the front of the line. With our tickets in hand and teeth chattering, we were listening to sound check when the band came out, as epically understated as ever. Hannah pushed me in their direction with a reassuring smile, and all I was able to muster (while standing there shivering) was that I loved their music and I’d never gotten sick of it even though I’ve listened to their entire discography about a million times. Ugh, I know — pathetic. Where’s the reference to that one guitar riff that is always stuck in your head or the lyrics that you can’t stop thinking… Read more »

Campus Blotter

April 18, 11:10 p.m., Amarna undergraduate society: Safety and Security officers and Dartmouth Emergency Medical Services transported a female student to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical center. The student’s face was bleeding after she fell on a walkway near Amarna. April 19, 1:15 a.m., Aquinas House: Safety and Security and Hanover Police officers took a report at Aquinas House about several stolen electronic items. Hanover Police is investigating the incident. April 19, 2:15 a.m., Collis Center: Safety and Security officers found students holding down a heavily intoxicated male student on the patio. Hanover Police took the student into protective custody and eventually turned him over to a friend. April 19, 3:47 a.m., McCulloch Hall: Safety and Security officers responded to a Good Samaritan call for an individual who was not responsive. The individual was transported by ambulance to DHMC and later returned to campus. April 19, 2:59 p.m., Kappa Delta Epsilon and Delta Delta Delta sororities:Hanover Police and Safety and Security officers took a report of a motor vehicle theft. The vehicle, which had been taken from behind KDE and abandoned in the parking lot behind Tri-Delt, had exterior and interior damage. Hanover Police is currently investigating. April 19, 8:47 p.m., Class of 1953 Commons: Safety and Security… Read more »

Robo Recap

This week, we heard about summits (and second summits), winning streaks snapped and the amount of Smartfood consumed by actors and writers in WiRED, the 24-hour play festival. But let’s just jump to the most important thing – Shonda Rhimes. Shonda Rhimes! Full story is up today, and campus is buzzing with news of this year’s commencement speaker, the 11th woman to speak to graduates from the Lone Pine this century. Rhimes studied creative writing at the College (so can I just be her now?) before winning three Academy Awards and hooking the population of the whole world on the lives of the surgeons in Seattle Grace hospital. I guess this gives me an excuse to binge-watch all of Scandal before June. In other news, I’ve been (mostly) keeping kosher for Passover this week, but after reading Kalie Marsicano’s Mirror story this week on faith at Dartmouth, I’ve realized that swapping bread for matzoh is such a minor change to my daily routine. The piece explores how religion intersects with the pace of our term. It’s a great read. The Concato brothers (Mike ’17 and Louis ’14) have been strong, consistent staples of the Big Green baseball lineup this season. Read… Read more »

App to Track Your DDS Released

Courtesy of Know the Ropes

Want to know where you spend most of your DBA? What today’s most popular dishes on campus are? Can’t remember if you still have a meal swipe left on Sunday night? “The Ropes,” an iPhone app designed by Gaby Javitt ’16, will give users the answers to those questions and more. Javitt — who teamed up with an independent software engineer Gabe Boning — said she wanted to design something that covered the same functionality of Dining @ Dartmouth, an application debuted by Matthew Harding ’13. Javitt began working with Boning after they met last summer. Boning does the technical coding behind the app, he said. The name — “The Ropes” — was chosen because Javitt wanted to focus “on helping freshman navigate campus life.” Her company that released the app was subsequently named Square Knot Industries. Although she had anticipated an earlier release, she delayed the app’s wide debut because Javitt wanted to focus on “making the back end solid” rather than release an unpolished version. In the final weeks of development, Javitt worked with the Digital Arts,Leadership and Innovation Lab, sponsored by the computer science department. The lab, which was established a year ago, was intended to allow “designers and developers come together”… Read more »

STORIFY: Shonda Rhimes ’91 to speak at Commencement

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Through The Lens: Apr. 14 – Apr. 18