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 »
As Dartmouth alumni returned to campus for Homecoming, many set out to cheer on the 15s as they ran around the fire, attend the Homecoming football game and catch up with old friends. One alumnus, however, came back to Hanover with an engagement ring and a mission. C. J. Ryan ’08 proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Virginia Deaton ’09, on the Baker-Berry balcony on October 21 as the bells chimed to the tune of “My Old Kentucky Home,” a song about the lovebirds’ home state. The couple met at a Halloween costume party at Phi Delta Alpha in 2006 and have been together ever since. The two currently live in Kentucky after spending some time in Louisiana post-graduation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaQgfkG3CQs&feature=player_embedded Despite complaints that the dating scene at Dartmouth is virtually non-existent, many Dartmouth alumni have found love at the College. Dartmouth alumni Alexis Jhamb ’03, now a senior commercial analyst at Chevron, and Rafael Rosengarten ’01, who recently completed his postdoctoral fellowship in synthetic biology, were married earlier this month in Kyle, T.X. Katherine Racicot ’06 and Michael Jay Ellis ’06 exchanged their vows this past July in Gilford, N.H. after serving in the United States Air Force and United States… Read more »