John What brings you to Hanover? Today I’m just doing some everyday shopping. I live in Thetford. I grew up in Massachusetts, but my family owns property down in Lake Sunapee so I’ve been coming up to this area pretty much my whole life. I moved up here about seven years ago. What’s your favorite thing to do in the winter? Wait for baseball season to start. What’s your favorite part about living in the Upper Valley? Less people. I like less people. Lindsay What brings you to Hanover? I’ve lived in the area my entire life. I always stay around here. I started working at Molly’s about seven years ago. What’s your favorite thing to do in the winter? Snowboarding. I mostly go to [Mount Sunapee Resort] but I’ve also been to the Dartmouth Skiway a couple times. What’s your favorite part about living in the Upper Valley? There’s a lot to do and everyone’s very friendly around here. Melissa What brings you to Hanover? I opened Lemon Tree Gifts four months ago and I moved here six years ago from New York City. My husband was here in the Upper Valley so I moved up here after we… Read more »
Last week, The Dartmouth published a story announcing the cancellation of the popular Dimensions show, put on by a crew of students each year during Dimensions of Dartmouth, the College’s admitted students weekend. Student response was immediate, judging by the pages of comments that have appeared on the article since its publication. Dartbeat reporters Aditi Kirtikar and Alexandra Johnson spoke to Dartmouth students to find out their take. “I think its another example of the administration and students being completely out of sync and wanting different things. What the administration doesn’t realize is that part of what makes Dartmouth special from its peer institutions is the character of the students and they’re taking that away. I think that choosing a college is more than just choosing an academic institution. Its a place where you live for a four years and a place where you grow up as a person andd I don’t know if we’re reflecting Dartmouth in its entirety if we’re getting rid of something like the dimensions show.” —Kathleen Vanni ’15 “I’m so mad. Aren’t we kind of glorified transition people now? We’re not even going to be a part of the show or anything. I understand where… Read more »
One of my fondest memories from DOC First-Year Trips does not involve digging up pineapple Canadian Ground Fruit, hiking to the Top of Holt’s Ledge on the Appalachian Trail or yum-yumming apple crisp. Instead, one moment that sticks out occurred while on the bus ride from the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge back to campus, when I was simultaneously fighting to stay awake and attempting to take as shallow of breaths as possible to combat the BO stench wafting off everyone save for the bus driver. My eyes half-open, I fantasized about taking the longest shower of my life and eating a meal that didn’t consist of yogurt-covered raisins and Cabot cheese. At some point in this daze, I heard my trip leader comment on a restaurant we were driving by. It was called Stella’s, she said, and it was supposed to be great. Being the foodie that I am, I immediately snapped out of my post-Trips stupor and craned my head toward the window to get a look at this supposedly great dining establishment. It was a tiny white building nestled along the main throughway. A sufficient mental snapshot engrained into my mind, I returned to a state of half-consciousness until… Read more »
When the Claflin jewelry studio at the Hopkins Center just isn’t satisfying your creative itch, Tip Top Pottery (http://www.tiptoppottery.com/) in White River Junction is the place to go. Tip Top is a traditional pottery studio in that the process involves choosing a ceramic piece, painting it and leaving your masterpiece to be fired and picked up at a later date. If your childhood was anything like mine, it involved trips to the local pottery studio at least once a month. My sister and I painted countless ceramic pieces and would count down the days until we could pick up our latest creation at the studio. I’d like to think both my painting skills and choice of ceramics have since improved (I no longer go for the unicorn when choosing a piece to paint), but I have found that painting pottery is just as fun as when I was younger. Painting is an incredibly soothing activity, and it is very satisfying to create a piece of art with your own two hands. Ceramic pieces at Tip Top range from bowls to, yes, mythical animals, and over 90 colors of paint are yours for the choosing. Stencils, stamps and sponges are on… Read more »
Today, Dartbeat catches up with Jacques Steinberg ’88, former editor-in-chief and president of The Dartmouth. Steinberg has worked as an education reporter for The New York Times for 24 years and founded “The Choice” blog in 2008 to help guide students and parents through the college admissions process. Last month, Steinberg left The Times to work for Say Yes to Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a college education more accessible to low-income students. Here, Steinberg discusses some of his favorite memories from Dartmouth, covering education for The Times, his decision to leave the journalism world for Say Yes and what he believes are the most urgent issues in education today. What section of The Dartmouth did you work for? For how many years? I was a staff writer and then a news editor, before serving as editor-in-chief and president. During my freshman fall, Esther Schrader [’87], a sophomore across the hall, dragged me to my first staff meeting. After that, I was a regular at “The D” for the next four years. How did working on The D contribute to your interest in journalism? I had arrived at Dartmouth with two very different career aspirations. I thought I might become a physician,… Read more »
For many, the term “snow sculpture” could be considered a fancy way of describing a snowman. At Dartmouth, however, snow sculptures are anything but your typical carrot-nosed Jack Frost.
For the past 90 years, the snow sculpture on the Green — built every year for Winter Carnival — has been a defining image of Winter term’s big weekend and celebrates the cold season here in Hanover. In the late 1920s, the College designated a new student position for Winter Carnival, responsible for the “Center of Campus” sculpture. The first snow sculpture, completed in 1925, was actually built on Occom Pond and resembled a turreted castle…. Read more »