Letter from the Editors

by Casey Aylward and Priya Krishna | 10/18/12 10:00pm

by Nathan Yeo / The Dartmouth

On one particularly grim Friday night, I was walking home from the library at 2 a.m. As I made the trek to my off-campus house, I couldn't help but notice how peaceful Dartmouth appears at night. Strolling across the Green alone on that still Hanover night, I felt pretty at ease a marked contrast from my walks home this summer in New York, in which I was practically sprinting down the street to escape the nighttime hazards as soon as possible (Casey, who also worked in New York this summer, can attest to this). But Dartmouth at night isn't just a calm and tranquil environment in fact, most of the weirdest, craziest and downright questionable activities that occur on this campus happen under the veil of darkness. A closer look at Hanover in the dark reveals a nighttime environment unlike any other. It is one in which concerns about safety are practically nonexistent, the only light on Main Street past 10 p.m. is that of EBAs and most discernible noise comes from underground. This issue will explore the various facets of Dartmouth at nighttime the good, the bad and the confusing. Emphasis on the confusing.

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