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The Dartmouth
April 16, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth

Editors' note


At the start of the term, the trees of Hanover kept the coming season a secret. Standing tall, green and proud well into September, only the dip in temperature hinted at what this autumn had in store. Now it’s the first week of October and everything looks different. Orange, red and yellow leaves wink at us as we make our way across the Green — the same leaves that were here all year, now demanding our attention. 

This week at Mirror, we’re thinking about change. One writer reflects on the importance of universal love in a tribute to those our community has recently lost. Another writer considers the transformations in identity that occur when students join Greek life. Two new Mirror writers tackle the excitement of Family Weekend and one final piece discovers the romantic philosophy of Main Street’s Left Bank Books.

After months of anticipation, the world around us is changing all at once. Like two hundred and fifty years of Dartmouth students before us, we will step out of the door and into the brisk October air, armed with knit sweaters, excited nerves and endless possibilities. 

Caris White

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.

Meghan Powers
Meghan ('23) writes for the Mirror section of The Dartmouth. She is from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, and intends to major in government with a minor in French. Some of her interests include coffee, Museum Club and Laura Dern.