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June 12, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth

Editors’ Note: Winter Carnival Special Issue 2024

This Winter Carnival arrives during a polarizing time at Dartmouth, although there’s still fun to be had.


This editors’ note is featured in the 2024 Winter Carnival special issue. 

From Gaza to the primaries, unionization to the new administration, it’s certainly been a polar season at Dartmouth. Though it would’ve been nice to have a little more snow and a little less controversy, there’s still plenty of fun to be had at Winter Carnival. As students, we have a unique opportunity to educate ourselves on the pressing questions of our day — so this Winter Carnival, let’s not shy away from tackling controversy head-on.

In this special issue, we put a spotlight on some of the issues that have been polarizing Dartmouth’s campus in recent months. Here, you will find a variety of perspectives on hot-button issues, including the new administration’s last term, the presidential election, the Israel-Gaza War and activism on campus, as well as more light-hearted topics, such as the competitive successes of student groups and reflections on Dartmouth’s beloved winter traditions. We hope this special issue serves as a reminder that, despite our differences, we are still one Dartmouth community. 

To quote Robert Frost, “Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice” — but we can all agree the world shouldn’t have to end at all.


Celine, Jeremiah and Ramsey