Letter from the Editors

by Casey Aylward and Priya Krishna | 11/1/12 11:00pm

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by Rebecca Xu / The Dartmouth

Now that Priya and I are seniors and our reign of terror as Mirror editors is almost at its end, we can't help but get a little nostalgic every now and then. In fact, it's almost necessary that we drench you with some sap since this past weekend, the two of us attended our last bonfire as Dartmouth students we proudly ran a lap and then bowed out to heckle the worst class ever as they circled the blaze. When you think of Dartmouth traditions, you usually think of moments like this the bonfire, your freshman trip and the Polar Bear Swim. But some of the most memorable traditions at Dartmouth extend beyond Trips and big weekends. So this week, we wanted to take a look at the less frequently discussed traditions that still play an important role in many of our Dartmouth experiences. After participating in many different kinds of Dartmouth traditions for the fourth consecutive year, things that seemed pretty bizarre my freshman fall have become some of my favorite memories. At a place like Dartmouth, it's impossible to escape the fervor surrounding age-old traditions both big and small, and Priya and I thought it would be worthwhile to understand the history behind the items, activities and events that we treasure so much and pass on with care to younger classes in hopes that our legacies will live on.

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