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Fieldstock block party dampened by rain

Aditi Kirtikar/The Dartmouth Staff

  Bright sunshine, girls parading around in sundresses and guys in pastel shorts, water bottles everywhere – a classic block party scene. Unfortunately, this summer’s Fieldstock turned out to be quite the opposite, with the weather turning students away from Webster Ave and into the cozy confines of their rooms throughout Friday afternoon. Campus was abuzz with the words “100% chance of rain,” which proved to be unfortunately accurate, as the skies opened up all afternoon and continued on into the night. The 1st Annual Block Party, hosted by the 2015 Class Council, ran from 1:30pm to 7pm and featured activities along a blocked off Webster Avenue. All of the Greek houses cosponsored events that were sure to be a hit, but without a contingency plan for bad weather, the majority of them were cancelled. The Tabard hosted a water balloon toss and donuts on strings, while next door Phi Delta Alpha fraternity hosted a “puppy party.” Zeta Psi fraternity hosted spikeball and cornhole games, and Chi Gamma Epsilon fraternity had music and face painting. Some activities proved to be short-lived on a wet frat row, with the music being shut off for electrical reasons, face painting for aesthetic reasons and the… Read more »

Stuff Dartmouth Kids Like: Sundress Day

At Dartmouth, we observe a handful of high holy days. These include the Thursdays before big weekends, the night of the Homecoming bonfire, M@sters, and every day of both Green Key (which should last at least five days if you’re doing it right) and sophomore Summer. Some of these sacred moments are several hours long; some are several weeks. However many of these days you choose to celebrate, it’s time to add one more to your list – Sundress Day.

Sundress Day is beloved by boys and girls (and possibly some pervy townies and through-hikers) alike. According to, the source of all my knowledge, Sundress Day is officially defined as “the first day that the weather warms up, when suddenly women appear everywhere in light, revealing summer dresses. Usually in early spring in the Northern Hemisphere. A day greatly anticipated by people who wear dresses and those who gawk at them.”… Read more »

Friday Bite

    The The­ater De­part­ment an­nounces this week’s YOUR SPACE pro­duc­tion in the Bent­ley The­ater: Charles Mee’s AGAMEM­NON 2.0 (A post-mod­ern re-telling of Aeschy­lus’ Agamem­non) Di­rected by Susan Hakes ’12 Cast in­cludes: An­jelo Aus­tria ’12 Char­lyn Brea ’12 Gabriel Dorf­s­man-Hop­kins ’13 Eli Howey ’15 Roger Lott ’14 Si­mone Smith ’15 Lizzy South­well ’15 Michael Vester­gaard ’15 Mar­got Yecies ’15 FRI­DAY @ 5:30 PM and SUN­DAY @ 5 PM Bent­ley The­ater FREE AD­MIS­SION! For more info: click here **Today’s weather:** Sun and clouds mixed. High 33F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. **News** While Dart­mouth’s Greek sys­tem has come under fire for al­le­ga­tions of fra­ter­nity haz­ing and sub­se­quent ad­min­is­tra­tive in­ac­tion, the Col­lege’s peer in­sti­tu­tions main­tain com­pa­ra­ble anti-haz­ing reg­u­la­tions and pro­ce­dures for deal­ing with vi­o­la­tions, al­though a higher per­cent of el­i­gi­ble Dart­mouth stu­dents are af­fil­i­ated with a Greek or­ga­ni­za­tion than at sim­i­lar col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties. Yale Uni­ver­sity re­leased its first sex­ual mis­con­duct re­port Tues­day, de­scrib­ing sex­ual ha­rass­ment com­plaints that have been made on cam­pus from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2011 and how these sit­u­a­tions have been han­dled, The New York Times re­ported on Wednes­day. Eight law firms, lo­cated in Chicago, New York and San Fran­cisco, have filed 12 new law­suits on be­half of stu­dents against law schools… Read more »

Wednesday Bite

Today’s weather: A mix of clouds and sun. High 33F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. News In an expected result, former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., won the New Hampshire Republican primary on Tuesday with roughly 39 percent of the vote. Although media attention has been primarily on Tuesday’s Republican primary, Upper Valley Democrats are already working to motivate voters to turn out in support of United States President Barack Obama in the upcoming general election in November. Fred Karger, the first Jewish Republican presidential candidate, spoke with students in The Roth Center for Jewish Life about his presidential campaign, the importance of young voters and the issues facing the Republican Party in this election on Tuesday night. Menus: Courtyard Cafe Lunch: Ham Breakfast with Hashbrowns Dinner: Spaghetti and Meatballs with Garlic Bread All meal plan equivalency swipes come with a choice of juice, fountain drink, coffee, tea or 8 oz carton of milk. Collis Cafe Soups: Split Pea & Barley Chicken; Mushroom & Wild Rice Lunch Entree: Chicken Florentine with Sliced Potatoes Novack Cafe: Specialty Wrap of the Day: Mozzarella and Tomato Soup of the Day: 3 Bean Chili (Vegetarian); Chicken Vegetable Available Daily: Hot & Cold Beverages, Soups, Stews, Chili or… Read more »

Tuesday Bite

Fish on a fence near the Hop.

<=”" img=”"> Jennifer Davidson / The Dartmouth Today’s weather: On and off snow showers this morning. Peeks of sunshine later. High 37F. SSW winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30%. News Due to the onset of Hanover’s harsh winter, Occupy Dartmouth dismantled its encampment outside of the Collis Center on Saturday, after which its members marched their tent around campus. As the house lights faded and the bass was cranked up, Swedish DJ-producer Avicii took to the stage in the Class of 1953 Commons last night. Despite a projected win by former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass. in today’s New Hampshire Republican primary, the race for second place is far from decided, according to government professors interviewed by The Dartmouth. Menus: Courtyard Cafe Lunch: Gyro Sandwich Dinner: General Tso’s Chicken Late Night: Chicken Wings All meal plan equivalency swipes come with a choice of juice, fountain drink, coffee, tea or 8 oz carton of milk. Collis Cafe Soups: Lentil Oat; White Bean and Arborio Lunch Entree: Chickpea & Date Tangine Novack Cafe: Specialty Wrap of the Day: Chicken Caesar Soup of the Day: Vegetable (V) Available Daily: Hot & Cold Beverages, Soups, Stews, Chili or Chowder, Ready Made… Read more »

Monday Bite

Today’s weather: Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 33F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Menus: Courtyard Cafe Lunch: Chicken Monday! Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes Dinner: Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Veggies All meal plan equivalency swipes come with a choice of juice, fountain drink, coffee, tea or 8 oz carton of milk. Collis Cafe Soups: Egyptian Chicken Soup; Turkey Noodle Soup Lunch Entree: Chef’s Choice Novack Cafe: Available Daily: Hot & Cold Beverages, Soups, Stews, Chili or Chowder, Ready Made Sandwiches & Wraps, Delicious Baked Goods, Assorted Snacks ’53 Commons 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 1953 Nutritional and Ingredient Information available here. Ma Thayer’s Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs; Hash Brown patties; Breakfast Sandwiches; banana pancakes Lunch: Chicken Monday! (Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy) Corn, Garlic Soba Noodles; Beef Sukiyaki; Linguine with Marinara Dinner: Horseradish Encrusted Cod; Brown Rice; Southwestern Style Turkey Breast; Roasted Winter Veggies; Linguine with Marinara Herbivore Lunch: Garden Burger; Butternut Squash with Onions and Apricots; Fettuccine; Roasted Chestnuts with Brussels Sprouts; Steamed Farro Dinner: Carrot and Cilantro Fritters; Brown Rice Pilaf; Farrow and Winter Squash; Garden Burgers Pavilion Grilled Chicken; Brown Rice; Challah; Veggies & Cookies The Hearth: Pizza Cheese;… Read more »