Attention 19s: 8 Dining Hall Rules No One Told You

If you’re a ’19, you’re probably already aware that upperclassmen love poking fun at you for not picking up on things that are just part of the Dartmouth culture. As you adapt to life here, your days will become less rife with opportunity to embarrass yourself, we promise. But lucky for you, Dartbeat is here to speed up that process. Here are eight dining hall rules (applicable in FoCo and a sprinkling of other places that offer satiation) you need to get down.  Continue reading

Fauxracha at FoCo: Uncovering a Conspiracy

Courtesy of Rebecca Rodriguez

You pick up a bowl of bibimbap at World View, being careful not to burn yourself on the piping hot stone, err…plastic bowl and breathe in the delicious aroma of sub-par Korean cuisine. You notice it’s missing a little something and head over to FoCo’s condiment section. As you reach out for what would be the perfect compliment to your meal, you realize something is wrong. There is no green cap on this red bottle of sauce…it’s…yellow? What you’re holding is, in fact, fauxracha.
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Non-Greek Green Key Events

With Green Key upon us, campus is abuzz in anticipation of the wild, lively and largely unpredictable days ahead.

 It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the seemingly endless things to do, places to be and people to see. Even if the Greek scene isn’t for you, don’t worry because there are plenty of fun and entertaining things to do outside of Webster Avenue. Whether you’re interested in performing arts or just looking to escape the chaos (and maybe the rain), here are some events worth going to on campus this weekend.

Collis Mainstage: Live Music

Thursday May 15, 5-10 p.m.

Stop by Collis Patio to catch the performances of Etna Old Time Association (5 p.m.), Reckless Breakfast (6:15 p.m.), Joe Marson & the Satisfied Mind (7:30 p.m.) and Tallahassee (8:45 p.m.) as they share their music all evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Big Green Competition
Thursday May 15, 7 p.m.

In this spirit competition for charity, students display their best theatrical talent and compete to be crowned “Mr. and Mrs. Big Green.”

Collis Kite Contest
Friday May 16, 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Who doesn’t love building and flying kites? Anyone can come out to Collis Common Ground on Friday to compete for the best kite. 

Collis Mainstage: Live Music
Friday May 16, 3-7:30 p.m.

Catch the performances of Brooks Hubbard (3 p.m.), The Guys (4 p.m.), Misterwives (5 p.m.) and Greenroom (6:15 p.m.) on Collis Patio as they share their diverse music/talents for all to hear.

Hop Film: “Bettie Page Reveals All” (2012)
Friday May 16, 7 p.m.

Watch the story of a meager Southern-girl turned famous pin-up model as she recounts her scandalous, seemingly mythical journey through struggle, fame and retirement. This alluring film highlights sexual expression displayed by Bettie Page during the onset of the sexual revolution.

Collis Mainstage: Live Music
Saturday May 17, 1-10 p.m.

Once again, Collis Patio will be a scene for much of Saturday as Friday Night Rock presents Student Musicians (1-5 p.m.), followed by The Doyle Bros (7:30 p.m.) and Biscuits & Gravy (9 p.m.).

DFS Film: “The Grand Illusion” (1937)
Saturday May 17, 4 p.m.

A famous and world-renowned picture, this film features the recovered anti-war masterpiece of Jean Renoir during World War I. Emotional, amusing and fascinating, it is perfect for any history aficionado.

23rd Annual Alpha Phi Alpha Step Show
Saturday May 17, 6 p.m.

Catch the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at the Hop for their Green Key Step Show. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, SHEBA, Street Seoul and Ujima are all performing at this event, which continues to be one of the largest student-run events on Dartmouth’s campus. You don’t want to miss it! 

Hop Film: “Le Week-end” (2014)
Saturday May 17, 7 p.m.

In this film, a struggling old couple seeks to relive their youth in a wistful trip to Paris. A dramatic comedy, “Le Week-end” (2014) is sure to be an entertaining pick-me-up.

Handel Society of Dartmouth College
Saturday May 17, 8 p.m.

You don’t want to miss the Handel Society performing Mozart’s Mass in C Minor on Saturday. Featuring Dann Coakwell, David McFerrin, Julia Steinbok, Janinah Burnett and Dartmouth’s 100-voice chorus, this performance is sure to please. 

Collis After Dark comedy show
Saturday May 17, 11 p.m.

Catch the Collis After Dark comedy show featuring Tracey Ashley at One Wheelock Saturday night. A preview of her comedy can be seen on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” as well as Wanda Sykes’s “HERlarious.”


The Unfailing Guide to Finding a Table at Collis

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Sometimes you want eggs just badly enough that you’re willing to risk life and limb to find a table at Collis. We’ve all been there: the nervous glances scanning the room, the sinking feeling when you think you’ve spotted a table but someone’s coat is hanging just out of sight on one of the plastic chairs, the awkward walk/jog when trying to beat someone to the last patio table. How does one go about finding a spot amidst the madness? Here’s a flowchart that might help you out.