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Snow: It’s basically May, yet we find ourselves digging our long-lost Bean Boots out of the closet.

Snapchat stories of the snow: Common captions include: “Wtf, Hanover,” “Wait, what,” “No, thanks” and “Grim.”

Novack hecklers: Strategy for passing through Novack these days: avoid all eye contact, pretend to be late for something and look as unapproachable as possible.

Panicking ’16s: With less than 50 days left until graduation, fill up on Foco cookies while you can, ’16s.

Matzah balls: Happy Passover, Dartmouth!

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Layering: How are you to brave light-speed winds and SNOW IN APRIL with only the jean jacket you brought back from spring break? #regret

Major declaring: They told you that the right major would reveal itself, and that you’ll cross that bridge when you get to it. Except the right major hasn’t revealed itself. And there is no bridge. Only a black hole of unread blitzes from your Dean.

Frat Pets: Gamma Delta Chi shows off its new puppy Bear. Phi Delta Alpha welcomes the return of its house pig Winston. Whether or not Winston will be sacrificed at Pig Stick remains to be seen.

Admittance: The Class of 2020 has the rest of us thinking about Social Security and Life Alert (Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!)

Add/drop: When Orgo tries to get at ya, drop it likes it’s hot, drop it like it’s hot, drop it like it’s hot.

10 Alternatives to “Alcohol Blanket”


Dartmouth is cold. Really cold. Which makes going out on weekends a little challenging. Sometimes it’s simply not enough to zip up our frackets and cross our fingers. Despite being completely inadvisable, sometimes we turn to our trusty red solo cups to keep warm in Hanover’s subarctic temperatures. While drinking does not actually warm you up, alcohol does cause your blood vessels to dilate, shifting blood flow to the skin’s surface. This added “insulation” has been called “liquid warmth” or “alcohol blanket,” but these terms have gotten a little hackneyed (read: annoying AF). So we’re offering up some other suggestions to term the heat that pre-games really provide:

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36 Things to Do Until Green Key

Winter Carnival is over, and despite the brief subarctic temperatures, a lot of people are still wondering whether or not it actually happened. Without the usual events like Pond Party or the polar bear plunge, some people feel like they missed out on a big weekend. Others are probably still recovering from their hangovers. And with the return of rain, students are already looking to spring — and the next big weekend, Green Key.

With 85 days until Green Key, the next big weeekend might seem like a long way off. Waiting around for the promise of warmer weather, sunshine and mud (so much mud) can be painful, but there are a lot of ways to keep yourself occupied. Apart from the day-to-day academic horrors that keep us busy around here, you can use some of your free time (what’s that?) to do the following: Continue reading

Winter Carnival Themes Prove Dartmouth’s Obsession with Dr. Seuss


It’s safe to say that Dartmouth is obsessed with Dr. Seuss. Also known as Theodor Geisel, the famous Dartmouth alum left a massive footprint behind when he graduated in 1925. Actually, it might be more accurate to say that he put on sharp, spiked shoes, stomped around, and even jumped up and down. Freshmen eat green eggs and ham at the Lodge during trips, training us to learn Dr. Seuss’ Dartmouth connection before we even move into our dorms. What’s more, the Dartmouth Co-op sells “Thing 1” and “Thing 2 costumes” for infants, Baker Library has a whole room devoted to the guy, and, oh right, someone named the entire medical school after him.  This year’s winter carnival theme is “Seuss On The Loose,” but it is far from the first time we have honored our beloved alum.  Check out these Winter Carnival themes of the past that further salute Dr. Seuss.

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What You Googled This Week: Snow Storm Edition

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We may have avoided the twenty-six inches that hit the Mid-Atlantic this week, but there’s snow way to avoid the truth that a blizzard in Hanover is inevitable. Blizzards make possible the Dartmouth winter fun we all love to fail at: skiing, snowball fights and trying to identify people behind big furry hoods. But with the news of an impending snowstorm also come 1) panic and 2) a boatload of questions you don’t have the answers to. Luckily, you have Google for that:

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