Maybe it’s just the weather, but somehow this week seven doesn’t feel like such a slog. After all, it’s hard to complain when we’re all getting our first sunburns of the season and “just 10 more minutes” on the Green stretches into long, sundrenched afternoons.
We editors aren’t the only ones appreciating the change in the forecast: This week our writers pen a love letter to the sun, hike (and rank) Hanover’s best local trails and spotlight the upcoming Sophomore Trips program. They also reflect on the academic value of a humanities education and weigh Dartmouth’s role as both a supposedly secular institution and a site of significant religious change for some students.
As the days get longer, the remainder of our term gets shorter. Nevertheless, some things are timeless. A dip in the Connecticut, a nap in the sun, a conversation with a friend you haven’t seen in a while — these stretch from fleeting moments into lasting memories. And here at Mirror, we’ve made it our mission to write them all down.
Caris is a '23 from Long Beach, CA and is majoring in religion modified with art history. When not editing stories for the Mirror, you can find her playing club soccer, snowboarding at the Skiway or sipping coffee in Sherman Art Library. After college, she plans on attending graduate school in religion.
Arielle Feuerstein ’24 is an English major from Bethesda, Maryland. She currently serves as the production executive editor, and in the past, she wrote and edited for Mirror. In addition to writing, Arielle enjoys crocheting, board games and walks around Occom Pond.