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Perhaps it’s a bit of a morbid exercise, but I often find myself wondering — if today were my last day on earth, how would people describe me when I’m gone? A few words come to mind, but I’m not quite sure one of them would be “sentimental.” You have, however, caught me in one of my more reflective moods. As I sit typing this, spending my 21st birthday on a Greyhound bus to visit a high school friend, I can’t help but remember where I was three years ago. I turned 18 on one of my first days back from Trips, only the second or third day I had ever spent in Hanover. I’m not going to lie and say that each and every one of you freshmen are about to have the time of your lives this coming week, but rest assured, Orientation will be an unforgettable experience if nothing else.
Arts: A Year in Review
Coming from sunny Arizona to frigid cold of New Hampshire was more than a little intimidating as I prepared for my first term at Dartmouth. I’m a proud NARP (check out ‘A Blitz by Any Other Name’ in this issue for a translation), and I didn’t know what a Thermarest was until I read it on my freshmen trip packing list. Since then, I’ve gained a countless amount of fun adventure stories, random Dartmouth trivia, warm wool socks and even a Thermarest of my own.
Congratulations! Getting here can’t have been easy — from the college applications process to sticking out senior spring to literally winding your way through the woods on your drive to Dartmouth, it’s been a long road. Now that your freshman fall is around the corner, it’s time to get pumped for all the wonder ful experiences ahead: new people, countless oppor tunities and an amazing academic experience are all near on the horizon.
Home to President Phil Hanlon’s sprawling estate and most of Greek Life on campus, Webster Avenue (frat row) becomes a rather magical place freshman year, home to endless possibility for fulfilling your certified College life of no parents, no rules, #sociallife.
WADDUP ’19s. It is crazy to think that a newfreshmen class will soon inherit the Dartmouth campus. I remember this trying time of having nothing to do but repeatedly stalk my roommate on Facebook, ponder a physical trip to Bed Bath and Beyond for the dorm essentials and occasionally flipping through the pages of our summer reading assignment. And I remember thinking a lot about food. What kinds of meals am I going to miss most when I am no longer at home? What snacks and/or baked goods — but let’s be honest, any treats I would receive from my mother would be store-bought — would I want my family to send me in my first few care packages? But more importantly, what the heck am I going to do about the food at Dartmouth??!!!!
So it’s freshman fall, and you can’t go into Greek houses yet, but you’ve already completed all of your designated academic rigor time for the day. Whatever will you do? Netflix is sort of a played-out trope at this point, and you’ve exhausted your dorm party social calendar for the weekend. That means it’s time to get out and about and enjoy your true calling in Hanover: walking.
Over the past year, Dartmouth has ditched hard alcohol, appointed new administrators to numerous positions, announced a new model for residential life, cracked down on some Greek organizations and seen a surge in efforts to reform the Greek system.
You may end up spending more time atfriends’ and acquaintances’ dorm parties than in the library your first few weeks at Dartmouth, but it’s still important to know the basic study spots once the term picks up momentum, and to have a few tricks up your sleeve for those times when everything’s full (read: finals).
Senior administrators at the College are in charge of the major decisions and initiatives that are responsible for shaping students’ experiences at Dartmouth. Due to recent levels of administrative turnover, keeping track of the various administrators can be difficult. These six administrators will directly impact on your time at the College.
With summer nearing its end, the anticipation of starting college is most likely starting to kick itself up a notch. For many of you, this new chapter will begin with your five-day experience on your Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trip.
Congratulations! In just a few short weeks, you’ll be getting meals with other freshmen in Collis, deciding which classes to take and learning all of our unique lingo. But before all of that really begins, you’ll have to move into your first college dorm. Which ones are the best? Where are they located? Where will the parties be? Will my room be small?
The Greek Leadership Council’s policy banning freshmen from attending Greek events that serve alcohol during the first six weeks of fall term is set to continue into its third year when the Class of 2019 arrives on campus this fall.
Your first week in Hanover will most definitely be overwhelming. On top of being in a new envi- ronment, you will be immersed in a distinct and sometimes cryptic dialect otherwise known as Dartspeak. Here’s a quick list of some of the most important lingo so that when your Trippee asks you to get FoCo @now, you’ll know to sit on the dark side because you need your facetime.
College campuses have long fostered student activism through demonstrations, protests and critical conversations about contemporary issues. Dartmouth is no exception to this trend that dates back to the Vietnam War protests of the 1960s — the majority of activism on campus is driven by students’ desire to enact positive change within their community.
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My senior year of high school, I spent many class periods (in the lull after AP exams) on College Confidential for information about life at Dartmouth. But what I was asking for had no answer: I wanted to know exactly who I would become and what experiences Iwould have.
The Canadian groundfruit of Dartmouth Outing Club’s First-Year Trips is just one of the delicacies the Big Green offers its students after they matriculate.
Six house professors were named earlier this year for the creation of house communities, a cornerstone of the “Moving Dartmouth Forward” policy initiative announced by College President Phil Hanlon. The idea of house communities was designed to bring more continuity to students’ on-campus living options and a greater opportunity for faculty-student interactions that extend beyond the classroom. The six professors, who come together from different departments and were chosen from a pool of two dozen applicants, include biologist Ryan Calsbeek, astrophysicist Ryan Hickox, engineer Jane Hill, sociologist Kathryn Lively, mathematician Craig Sutton and Japanese literary scholar Dennis Washburn.
As America’s oldest college newspaper and an independent daily, The Dartmouth presents students the opportunity to grow throughout their time in Hanover. Whether interviewing College President Phil Hanlon on major policy initiatives or selling ads to national clients, our staff members develop skills that will benefit them throughout their personal and professional lives.