Dartmouth is a college with a long history and strong traditions, known for building even longer and stronger bonds between the ones that call it home. As students we come to understand that this place, no matter how hard, how intense or how busy it has been, has shaped us in some way — know that green shutters, pine trees and pink New Hampshire skies mean something different now then they did before. Dartmouth imprints values, knowledge and memories on our young, barely adult souls. We understand that Dartmouth’s legacy on our lives will be important, even if we aren’t quite sure what that legacy is just yet. What is the legacy of the people before us who learned, loved and lived in this place? Amid the history, the traditions and the ever-lasting pride, what is our personal legacy to Dartmouth?
Outside of Dartmouth, there are other questions of legacy. As we grow up, we are faced with ever more serious questions, questions that we want to delay answering. “What do you want your legacy to be?” “What will the legacy of our generation be?” “How do you want to leave your mark on this world?” Whether you intend to leave a lasting impression through your relationships, your career or ideas, one thing is clear: we all strive to be remembered in some shape or form.