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The Dartmouth
May 22, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth

Editors' Note

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And just like that, we’re back. Hanover might not have looked like a winter wonderland when we stepped off the coach, but it was still a welcome sight. Maybe it’s just a sign that we’re settling into our senior status, but there’s something oddly reassuring about returning just in time for a bout of dismal weather. Every year, our six-week winterim has a funny way of feeling both too long and not long enough, but coming back just feels right. I (Caris) even caught myself telling my family — while home in California — that I was excited to fly “home” (to Dartmouth) after New Year’s.

Our writers join us in celebrating the new year with a full slate of stories. One writer chronicles the challenges of sticking to New Year’s resolutions amid the temporal crush of Dartmouth’s 10-week term, while another reflects on lessons learned during winterim. Two writers visit and review revamped Foco late-night, and another investigates how climate change is affecting the holidays — and giving us increasingly green Christmases.

Whether your winterim felt too long, too short or just right, we’re excited to have you back. This term — in all of its frigid, unpredictable glory — is our last stint at the head of Mirror, and we can’t wait to share it with you. So grab a copy from the newsstand, cuddle up somewhere warm and settle into the term with us. We’ll be here for a while yet.


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.