Quick Takes from The D's '14s

by The Dartmouth Senior Staff | 5/22/14 7:01pm

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Members of The D's '14 directorate share stories from their year atop the masthead.
Source: Annie Ma, The Dartmouth Staff

JENNY CHE, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Nickname: Jche.

Post-grad plans: Summer internship with The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy.

Famous last words: Eat steak.

Piece of wisdom: Blunt honesty.

Favorite class: “Languages of Middle-Earth” (Elen síla lúmenn omentielvo!).

Tattoo you would get: My mom’s last name.

Craziest Dartmouth bucket list item: Hike the 50, but now I’ve missed my chance.

Favorite D memory: Trying to break news about canceled classes in a midterm review. Broke news, got broken by midterm.

Campus crush:​Collis butternut bisque.

FELICIA SCHWARTZ, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Nickname: Fels.

Post-grad plans: Starting my journalism career at The Wall Street Journal in DC for the summer, then who knows?

Catch phrase: #newtermnewfels.

Piece of wisdom: Friends are always the most important.

Favorite class: “History of American Politics.”

Tattoo you would get: I wouldn’t.

Craziest Dartmouth bucket list item: Lou’s challenge.

Favorite D memory: Making the ’12s’ joke issue and forcing everyone to listen to “Turn Me On” 100 times in a row.

Campus crush:​Finn (the BG dog).

DIANA MING, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Nickname: Some people call me the name of a certain 1988 Michael Jackson single...I’ll leave it at that.

Post-grad plans: Working as a litigation paralegal at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in NYC.

Catch phrase: My sometimes awkward chuckle.

Piece of wisdom: Follow your gut and just go do things. Take that class in that department you have never stepped foot in, rally your friends on a Saturday morning to go on that hike, meet people outside your circle whenever you can and don’t regret anything.

Favorite class: “Global Policy Leadership” with Professor Wheelan and traveling in India with my class for two weeks.

Tattoo you would get: A lone pine. Dartmouth undying right?

Craziest Dartmouth bucket list item: Ice Cream Fore-U challenge. Think Lou’s challenge but with flying fish fudge.

Favorite D memory: Writing three editorials in one week last spring after the Dimensions protest.

Campus crush:​Victor Hollenberg ’14, be mine.

CLAIRE GRODEN, DAY MANAGING EDITOR

Nickname: Condronum Claire.

Post-grad plans: Researcher-reporter at The New Republic.

Famous last words: Every blitz deserves a cat gif.

Piece of wisdom: Not my wisdom, but Kurt Vonnegut’s: “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’”

Favorite class: My journalism classes with Professors Jetter, Craig and Sharlet.

Tattoo you would get: A temporary one.

Craziest Dartmouth bucket list item: If I learned anything from my time as an editor, it’s to not answer questions like this in a Google-accessible forum.

Favorite D memory: Calling a CEO and alum at home and instead interviewing his mother, who informed me of his great popularity in the fifth grade. Watching the great James Peng ’14 get attacked by a fan sophomore summer was also a highlight.

Campus crush:​Foley House.

LESLIE YE, EVENING MANAGING EDITOR

Nickname: Shmezlie.

Post-grad plans: Funemployment in NYC, for now!

Famous last words: After a 3 a.m. game of pong is over — “Let’s run it back.”

Piece of wisdom: Work hard, play hard and take CS 1 before you graduate.

Favorite class: “Civil Liberties” with Sonu Bedi.

Tattoo you would get: One is a quote from the Vladimir Nabokov story “Gods”: Today my soul is filled with gladiators, sunlight, the world’s din.

Craziest Dartmouth bucket list item: I did the Ledyard Challenge my sophomore summer and had to hide, naked, in a bush for 10 minutes from Safety and Security.

Favorite D memory: The first night of production junior winter. None of us really knew what we were doing, but we pulled it off anyway.

Campus crush:​Buddy and Watson.

SAM RAUSCHENFELS, SPORTS EDITOR

Nickname: Sam.

Post-grad plans: New Student Orientation Coordinator here at Dartmouth.

Catch phrase: “But actually?”

Piece of wisdom: Don’t wait until senior year to take Chem 5 AND all three PE credits...

Favorite class: My TV history classes.

Tattoo you would get: I change my mind on this monthly, but I WILL get one.

Craziest Dartmouth bucket list item: That time I did a circuit in a toga.

Favorite D memory: That time Susan Matthews ’11 (former EIC) woke me up from a nap in the Pottery Barn by body-slamming me in a puffy vest.

Campus crush:​The 2013 Orientation Team (hai guyz).

JONATHAN PEDDE, OPINION EDITOR

Nickname: Jonathan Pedde.

Post-grad plans: Masters of Philosophy in Economics, Merton College, University of Oxford.

Famous last words: I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you’ve probably misunderstood what I’ve said.

Piece of wisdom: It’s better to be lucky than good. You create your own luck.

Favorite class: “Introductory Physics II.”

Craziest Dartmouth bucket list item: Worked on homework from 9-5, straight. (9 p.m. to 5 a.m., that is.)

Favorite D memory: When my first column was published freshman fall.

DON CASLER, OPINION EDITOR

Nickname: Don.

Post-grad plans: Management consulting at Alvarez and Marsal in New York.

Catch phrase: oooooookayyyyyy.

Piece of wisdom: Overcommitment is overrated.

Favorite class: “Global Policy Leadership” with Professor Wheelan.

Favorite D memory: Writing three Verbums in the aftermath of Dimensions ’13.

Campus crush:​Dave’s original spice in the Collis stir-fry line.

SHARLA GRASS, ARTS EDITOR

Nickname: Sharbles.

Post-grad plans: Consulting in Boston.

Famous last words: Shut up Greg.

Favorite class: “Public Economics.”

Tattoo would you get: Dolphin.

Craziest Dartmouth bucket list item: Use all of my meal swipes.

Favorite D memory: Getting to see the paper be printed on our last night of production.

Campus crush:​Gardiner Kreglow ’14.

AMELIA ACOSTA, MIRROR EDITOR

Nickname: Amelia.

Post-grad plans: Making it up as I go along.

Catch phrase: Hello, Noreen?

Piece of wisdom: Find your secret pooping bathroom early, and use your brain in lots of cool ways, not just for academics.

Favorite class: The Class of 2014 (also “Civil Liberties” with Professor Bedi).

Tattoo you would get: Tyler Bradford ’14’s face on my upper-right shoulder.

Craziest Dartmouth bucket list item: Play pong on Main Street (I have not done this).

Favorite D memory: Finishing the homecoming issue with Diana Ming ’14.

Campus crush:​Ma Thayer.