Allow us to introduce ourselves. We’re Ali, Lucy and Mikey, your fearless new editors taking up the Mirror gauntlet. 2016 dealt us a rough hand, but we’re hopeful for bigger and better things in 2017 and plan to make this term of the Mirror the best yet.
Ali is a former news writer, geography major and friendly but reluctant Southerner who enjoys long runs around Norwich, buckets of coffee and episodes of Friday Night Lights #timriggins. Lucy is a former Dartbeat editor, anthropology major and biology minor who can usually be found listening to Bay Area music (E-40, anyone?), running in Pine Park or looking for the perfect GIF reply to a GroupMe. Mikey is a former arts writer, geography major and art history minor who will talk to anyone and everyone about how much she loves her hometown of New Orleans, “curates” Spotify playlists and is constantly hunting for the best cheeseburger (hit her up with recs!).
More importantly, Ali, Lucy and Mikey are new friends. For our first issue, we chose to focus on making friends at Dartmouth, the secret lives of professors’ friendships and the psychological and academic benefits of investing in your social life. You’ll learn a reason or two to go play a game of pong tonight with your friends, reflect on the pivotal bonding moments with other students and laugh (or cry) at the musings of our wise senior columnists.
Maybe this issue will even motivate you to get out of your spacious Topliff single, venture through these frosty streets and go meet a friend or two for an Umpleby’s panini or a Molly’s marg. Or maybe this issue will spark deeper conversation and create new connections.
Stay warm, stay hopeful and stay friends. 2017 is our year.