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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.

16 Reasons Why Spring Term is Better Than Winter Term

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Unless you’ve come back from studying abroad in New Zealand (or, like me, returned from your off term genuinely thinking Foco had switched to disposable plates and utensils when you ate there Sunday…), you’re excited to be back on campus for what’s to be an awesome term. Or, at least a term not as bad as the last one. Let’s face it: most of us could not wait to put the winter behind us. And in a battle of winter term versus spring term, spring always wins:

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10 Alternatives to “Alcohol Blanket”

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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

What You Googled This Week: Winter Carnival Edition

Despite the fact that there is no snow and that temperatures last week seemed more like late April than early February, Winter Carnival is upon us. And yes, while it is nice being able to walk outside without having the air hurt your face, you’re probably still concerned about Winter Carnival and how it’s even going to be a thing in this ridiculous weather. Luckily, you have Google for that:

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

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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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