Welcome back, Dartmouth! Whether you traveled home, stayed in Hanover or embarked on a trip over spring break, hopefully you enjoyed those weeks. Dartbeat asked around campus to discover other students’ experiences over break. From ASBs to a heavy dose of relaxation and everything in between, students had an amazing range of adventures.
We’ve all heard euphoric predictions of warm weather come spring term, but those of us with some knowledge of the Northeast’s weather patterns shake our heads in scorn at such wishful thinking.
So when does winter truly end in Hanover? The official first day of spring is March 20, but by then the ice pack covering campus has only just began to thaw. Indeed, the grim, icy layer of mud is not so far removed from the vistas of rocky, glacial ice that Leif Ericson explored and dubbed Helluland in his early explorations of the Americas.
March 28th — a balmy 35 degrees, move-in day and, of course, the moment we crossed the threshold into a hard-alcohol free world.
Now, I have the utmost faith in all of you, and no doubt you will be following the letter of the Dean Ameer law when it comes to anything fermented. But hypothetically, if you have no fear of probation, suspension, or even expulsion, here are a couple of innovative ways you could get shady about your alcohol consumption. You know, hypothetically.
To Our Readers:
Here @Dartbeat, we pride ourselves on being up to date with what’s happening on campus. It’s in our DNA to be responsive — and that means not only telling you what’s happening here in Hanover, but also keeping up with trends across the web. So this winter, as we’ve produced our weekly posts and collected your Overheards, we’ve also been hard at work behind the scenes talking about new ways to deliver our content to you.
Well, it’s that time of year again — 15W finals are upon us. Here @Dartbeat, we’re well aware that at this time of year we’ve traditionally provided campus with a cut-and-paste list of our favorite study spots, highlighting one or two spots that are mildly out of the ordinary.
This year, in the spirit of helping to Move Dartmouth Forward (#MDF), we’ve decided to break from our old traditions. Instead of the usual spiel, we’ll be providing you with a list of hidden study spots on campus, some of which not even the most veteran of upperclassmen have ever used.