All good things must come to an end. And regardless of whether you classify 14W as having been “good,” it doesn’t change the fact that we are currently in week 8…out of 9. So whether you’re already hitting the books or dusting off your heels and heading to formal, we can all agree that things are getting a little bit crazy. Those who find themselves exasperated by the term are counting down the days until spring break while some are anxiously anticipating the start of 14S. Deadlines may be approaching but with each day that passes we’re getting a little bit closer to some of the good stuff. Days until the last day of finals period (last day is March 14): 15 days Are our profs even aware of this? The amount of work I have to do is definitely not matching up with the amount of time we have left. The library is getting overcrowded with people, coats and empty coffee cups, and the days have a weird way of feeling both endless and too short. Luckily we only have 15 left. Days until Spring Break (starts March 15): 16 days Whether you have plans to head off somewhere exotic with friends… Read more »
Tonight, the Dartmouth community will welcome the Class of 2016 at the Dartmouth Night Bonfire. The Bonfire has burned year after year, from the center of The Green, as hundreds of first-year students circle around it and upperclassmen cheer them on. You might be a little nervous for this tradition. Here are some tips that, hopefully, will make your first Bonfire experience go as smoothly as possible…. Read more »
Ah, homecoming. A close runner-up to Dartmouth’s favorite big weekend, Green Key, homecoming is much colder and much more green, at least in spirit. It is so green that I have been playing the Alma Mater all day in an effort to get inspired. Not really, but it’s a nice image, right? To put it simply, homecoming happens every year and is when the worst class ever turns into…well, still the worst class ever, but also real Dartmouth students. … Read more »
Homecoming is fast approaching! With an overwhelming number of events happening on campus, it doesn’t hurt to have recommendations for event to attend — if only to quell your fear of missing out. My idea of fun may be different from yours, but here is a list of fun events that you shouldn’t miss.
1. The Dartmouth Organic Farm will be having a barn rising kick-off ceremony. There will be hot cider, live music, tours of the farm and Collis Ray’s nutmeg doughnuts. Shuttles will depart behind Robinson Hall every hour from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m…. Read more »
Amidst winter’s sneezing, sore throats and coughing, there is yet another unpleasant product of inadequate immune systems to fear: pink eye. This fall, there has been a high number of students complaining about red and itchy eyes. This potential small-scale epidemic is reminiscent of the outbreak in March 2002 when over 600 Dartmouth students sought relief for their infected eyes, though experts estimate that 1,000 total were afflicted with conjunctivitis. A similar spike in cases occurred at Princeton, sparking a slightly juvenile yet amusing debate over which school infected the other – as The New York Times recounted, “Princeton officials note that Dartmouth’s swim team came here in January. Dartmouth officials said Princeton’s hockey and basketball teams went to Dartmouth last month.” The origin of the outbreak (and this year’s) remains unknown, although Heorot’s foam party during Green Key weekend has facilitated milder spreads of the disease in the past. This year the infection hasn’t reached quite as many, though it is likely those seeking treatment will exceed the usual annual 40 cases. I can sympathize with those afflicted with pink eye. Waking up on the Friday of Homecoming with what was evidently a case of conjunctivitis was not how… Read more »
Homecoming. The bonfire, the football game, the parties. The free food. The chance to rejoin the Dartmouth family, or the chance to pretend that you never left it. And, most importantly, the chance to show off the plethora of Dartmouth threads you have stashed in your wardrobe. Unless, of course, you’re me. I know, I know — I’m the only person left on campus without any Dartmouth-branded clothing. I confess I’ve been resisting. Parading around campus in a shirt that declares you’re a student at a school that you clearly attend? Let’s just say that’s not how it’s done ’round my way. But the weekend’s festivities may just have changed my mind. As I pushed eagerly against the barrier around the bonfire on Friday night, soaking up the freshmen’s exhilaration as they hurtled past me in their ’15 shirts, I finally got it. They were part of a team — and who doesn’t want to be part of a team? I was also more than impressed with the variety and inventiveness I saw at the football game on Saturday afternoon. Students sporting their relatives’ old Dartmouth sweaters, caps and vests made for entertaining year-spotting. The best I saw by… Read more »