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Stop Trump. Now.
Winston Churchill once said, “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” While these words reflect an elitist view of governing, they offer at least some insight into the upcoming election. American democracy, like all others, will stand or fall with the average voter. Hence, it can be terrifying to imagine who will be elected to lead our nation. Recent developments on the campaign trail have been particularly concerning — the average voter seems to be gravitating towards not-so-average candidates. This election cycle, we’ve witnessed the rise of both a billionaire-turned-politician and a 74-year-old socialist. Obviously, I’m referring to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
To The Editor:
This academic year has been, without a doubt, a rough ride for Greek-affiliated students at Dartmouth. SAE and AD have gone the way of the brontosaurus. KDE and Tabard are suspended, and who knows who else is next. Every remaining house seems to move with the care and anxiety of French Resistance agents, slinking around avoiding authoritarian attention, communicating clandestinely through Gmail lists and GroupMe conversations.
Although some shudder at the thought, a widespread research theory holds that we are attracted to people who are similar to our parents or ourselves.Before you quickly glance at your romantic partner and close this tab or stash this paper under something, keep reading.
Last night was the biggest annual event in the film industry — the Academy Awards, otherwise known as the Oscars. While controversy is nothing new to awards season, this year’s show was prefaced by a months-long Twitter campaign against the Academy encapsulated by the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. Despite incredible performances and productions by people of color across subject and title, not a single non-white person entered the Dolby Theatre as a 2016 acting nominee last night. Going into the show, the question on just about everyone’s mind was this: how would the host, Chris Rock, address the controversy and the large implications Oscars whitewashing makes about Hollywood? The answer became clear within minutes of the broadcast’s beginning — Rock was going to hold no punches.
In our offices, we hold the bound volumes of The Dartmouth going back to 1910. This institution was founded in 1799, making The Dartmouth the oldest college newspaper in the country. We have a long history and one that Rachel and I feel incredibly honored to be a part of as this year’s publisher and editor-in-chief.
When my mother first suggested I try out yoga, I initially dismissed her. Why? The first image that pops into my head when I think of a yoga-goer is a super skinny, petite person bending into seemingly impossible shapes. Being a traditional martial artist, yoga seemed like an incredible waste of time to dedicate to breathing. However, after my first class at a hot yoga studio, I was surprised to feel how intense this activity I assumed to be passive could be. Throughout the hour, I became more aware of each and every breath and felt more alert. As college students, we spend much of our time trying to increase our productivity with triple-shot espresso drinks and Red Bull. Despite so much time and effort dedicated to this end, why do we ignore the most obvious solution?
Did Founders Day change your percep on of the house community system?
On Tuesday morning, Student Assembly sent out its working draft of a student Bill of Rights in a campus wide email. Along with a link to a website that presents the Bill in detail, the Assembly invited students to a town hall meeting on Thursday evening. Although we recognize the fact that the Bill is a working document that can and probably will change before it sees any kind of ratification, the form in which it exists now highlights some important aspects of the student relationship with Safety and Security. This document reflects the broad mistrust of Safety and Security among the student body.
After going on Reddit this past week to promote “The Nightly Show,” Larry Wilmore, who occupies the time-slot once filled by Stephen Colbert, was bombarded by angry Redditors. One third of the comments focused on a segment from September wherein host Wilmore and a panel of comedians cracked jokes at the expense of celebrity scientist Bill Nye. In response to one Redditor’s accusation that “The Nightly Show” “has done nothing but pander to the lowest common racial tensions denominator,” Wilmore emphasized his desire of he and his staff to focus on issues of “race, class and gender.”
Nowadays, the term “gluten-free” is thrown around all the time. Health gurus swear that a gluten-free diet is the key to a long and healthy life and “foodies” avoid gluten-heavy foods at all costs. Huge corporations have been milking this trend and capitalizing on the opportunity to boost their profits. Since 2008, General Mills has added 600 gluten-free products to its inventory. Clearly, companies like General Mills are catering to a growing market. Over the past four years, sales of gluten-free foods in the United States have increased from $11.5 billion to more than $23 billion.
The race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is reaching a fever pitch with March looming right around the corner. Donald Trump won the Nevada caucus two days ago and leads the GOP primary delegate count, although establishment support is beginning to coalesce around Marco Rubio. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has dropped out while Sen. Ted Cruz is still in the race. The candidates’ vague policies on a whole range of issues have warranted criticism on many fronts. Republican foreign policy stances in particular have revealed the candidates’ delusional world views and national security stances. Specifically, the GOP presidential candidates advocate for the repetition of uninformed, jingoistic and unilateral national security and Middle East policies that have failed in the past and sowed the seeds of present day instability.
On Feb. 9, one of the supposed great champions of the internet struck a terrible blow to free speech. Twitter announced the adoption of a Trust and Safety Council to, in its own words, “ensure that people feel safe expressing themselves on Twitter.” Twitter empowered this body with the role of not only overseeing Twitter’s products and policies, but also enforcing them for the sake of creating what they no doubt believe to be a better Twitter. It seeks to set guidelines for language or commentary that might be considered hateful and potentially purge them from Twitter altogether.
One of the most beautiful aspects of this beautiful school is something often given little thought. The College’s motto — “Vox clamantis in deserto,” or “a voice crying out in the wilderness” — naturally holds meaning with respect to Hanover’s geographical location; everyone visiting Dartmouth for the first time, provided that he or she hails from actual civilization, is immediately struck by the seemingly never-ending sea of trees that surrounds campus. But we cheat ourselves by believing that this motto, which has roots in the Gospels, is simply a literal reference to the College’s place in the vast northern woods. It should serve, rather, as a poignant reminder that we have a duty as students to use our intellectual capabilities, as expressed by our literal and figurative voices, to speak out in times that demand the presence of forceful and well-reasoned opinions to protest an unacceptable status quo.
In this election cycle, how has money helped or harmed candidates?
This term has been rough. As a ’19, a lot of upperclassmen have told me that while freshman fall is all fun and games, things get serious come winter. Now, as a Massachusetts native, the cold weather hasn’t really bothered me (although I wish there were more snow so I could actually use the ski equipment I rented). I’m doing well in all my classes, so that’s not the issue either. They can stress me out to the extreme, but I’ve been able to cope with that pretty effectively.
I recently ate dinner with an ’84. During out dinner, he hearkened back to older, less regulated times. One comment stuck out in our conversation. Back then, he told me, dorms had their own identities. There was no freshman housing, and people rarely moved around. Intramural sports had a Greek league and a dorm league whose champions played each other. Dorms had the power and funding from the College to host their own parties. Freshmen knew the sophomores, juniors and seniors in their dorms and dorms existed alongside a vibrant Greek scene. In many ways, it was exactly what the new house system intends to create.
In light of the recent Yik Yak video, should the app screen comments?
Do you think the College's new housing community plan is viable?