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Dartmouth Soundoff: Hall of Fame

Last Thursday night at the Brooklyn Barclay’s Center, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame held its 29th induction ceremony honoring Kiss, The E Street Band, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, and Nirvana. In the words of The New Yorker’s Sarah Larson, the evening “united a crowd that doesn’t hang out together much.” Here’s what you need to know. 1. Hall of Fame founder and Rolling Stone editor, Jann Wenner, was booed once again as he took the stage at the commencement of the ceremony. Last year it was fans of Rush, this year it was those of Kiss — both groups were upset about their artist being excluded from the Hall of Fame for so long, despite these bands’ legacies. 2. The ceremony coincided with the 20th anniversary of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain’s death — which I featured a couple weeks ago—making the indictments all the more poignant. Consequently, Nirvana grabbed much of the media attention. Even Courtney Love had a soft moment that shocked the crowd when she hugged Dave Grohl on stage after years of public hate. 3. In Cobain’s absence, Nirvana invited Joan Jett, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Lorde and St…. Read more »

A Night at the Hop Garage Bar

Thursday, April 10th 3:59 p.m. In a shocking and unprecedented twist of fate, I somehow started and finished my work earlier than midnight of the day before it was due. I decide to spend my wide-open night at the Hop Garage Bar, the new (and alternative) Dartmouth social space. My friends have said only good things about the past two Thursdays – dark ’n’ stormy night and wine tasting night. I am a little more skeptical about this week’s BarHop with beer and cider — mostly because it sounds far less exotic. But what else is there to do on a Thursday night in Hanover that doesn’t involve Baker-Berry? 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. I proceed to waste time for the rest of the afternoon and evening. 8:30-9:00 p.m. I shower and look through my wardrobe (note: my floor and the foot of my bed) to find a “Hop Garage-appropriate” outfit. However, I know next to nothing about the weekly-shifting scene and I generally dress like every other Dartmouth girl so I end up in jeans, boots and some sort of top. I throw on a cardigan to give my ensemble a leg up over a frat outfit. 9:13 p.m…. Read more »

Campus Blotter

April 11, 5:54 p.m., McNutt Hall: Parents of a prospective student reported that they lost track of their son. Safety and Security officers began to look for the individual and located him asleep in Sanborn Library. April 11, 11:31 p.m., Russell Sage Hall: Safety and Security officers responded to Russell Sage, where a female student claimed that she saw male students yelling at females out the window. April 12, 12:08 a.m., the Green: A male was located on the Green after suspicious activity in Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. The individual misidentified himself before being identified as a temporary employee of the College. He fled the Green, but was found and taken to Grafton County Jail. April 12, 1:54 a.m., the Green: A Safety and Security officer observed a prospective female student staggering on the Green, and Hanover Police took the student to the police station. Her parents were notified. April 12, 11:57 p.m., Chi Gamma Epsilon fraternity: Safety and Security cleared the house after observing a high number of people at an unregistered event. April 13, 2:34 a.m., Novack Café: Safety and Security officers located two intoxicated students, who were identified by security camera, in the bathroom of Novack Café. Both were admitted to Dick’s House… Read more »

Robo Recap

Student Assembly elections came after a jam-packed first two weeks of news. We have five candidates – one is a write in – battling it out for student body president. (Read their statements here.) They’ve campaigned on community and improving the little things around campus – like DDS and GreenPrint. Election results come out tonight, so check back here later on.
Rumors are flyin’ around campus about who our next commencement speaker will be – The D looked at the demographics of our past speakers and found a few notable trends.
Last Saturday’s Battle of the Bands brought tons to support the talented Big Green musicians. Take a look at Caela Murphy’s recap here.
Finally, we’re following the softball team’s beautiful season – the team is sweeping the Ivy League, pulling four wins against Yale last weekend.

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Through The Lens: Apr. 7 – Apr. 11

The Unfailing Guide to Spotting Prospies

Courtesy of Sony Pictures

This year’s mysterious three-part Dimensions really ups the ante on prospie-spotting. Since we hardly have a grasp on when they’re supposed to be here, there is undoubtedly an increased level of difficulty in picking out the potential ’18s infiltrating campus this month. Thus, in the name of practicality (and entertainment), here is your go-to guide for spotting prospies. 1. The “2018” envelope. It is literally a huge white envelope with “D” and “2018” on it in green font. You can’t miss it.                     2. Inquiries of “DBA or meal swipe?” cause them the utmost confusion, and they begin to sweat anxiously as they try to wrap their heads around yet another Dartmouth acronym (FSP? ENVS? BEMA?). 3. Or the more on-their-game prospies pull out their free meal card. 4. They ask where Dartmouth Hall is. Or, alternatively, they try to walk through the middle door into Dartmouth Hall (I know, I know, we’ve all been there). 5. They’re sitting in on your layup distrib-killer class. What part of this seemed interesting to you?? 6. They’re not sure what to do in a frat. (Am I allowed to come in? Where is the bar?… Read more »