Editors' Note

by Carolyn Zhou and Marie-Capucine Pineau-Valencienne | 1/17/18 2:00am

Migration. During the winter geese take refuge from the harsh winter winds. They flock south to the sand and sun while Dartmouth students migrate back to the great north we call home. However, the geese aren’t the only ones who are affected by each season’s, or term’s, migration patterns. The concept of migration, of movement and patterns, is not exclusive to birds. We, like the geese, whom we loyally watch journey south, have, and will, undergo periods of migrations — although in different directions. We migrate to campus, to clubs, to Greek houses on weekends, to the library on weekdays and Sundays — and to our beds on especially cold winter nights. This week the Mirror explores the different factors that affect our pattern of migration. Are we as loyal as the geese? Do we ebb and flow across campus in a faithful rhythm at the drop of every degree? 

Where will the ’18s migrate after graduation? Some of us on campus are curious about where their ancestors may have migrated from, turning to genetic testing companies to discover their roots. Does our pattern of migration across campus change depending on the term? Where will you migrate to next? Look no further for inspiration.