1000 items found for your search. If no results were found please broaden your search.
If you've been living in a hole — or maybe just holed up studying for midterms — and still haven’t heard of the popular college app Yik Yak, it’s time to get on that. After all, where else are you going to self-call about how low your GPA is, aggressively procrastinate and find out what other Dartmouth students have to say about everything from FoCo to boring lectures?
Brown University: Over winter break, 35 students from different class years and majors at Brown opted to live in a church in downtown Providence, Rhode Island in order to focus on exploring and engaging with local service issues, the Brown Daily Herald reported. The students, who were participating in the “Winter Break Projects” run by the Swearer Center for Public Service, engaged in focused discussions on homelessness, healthcare and education, among other issues, during their time on the program.
I would like to begin with the observation that the “FoCo Challenge” is a complete misnomer. When I was tasked with examining this Dartmouth tradition, I thought of it as a challenge in the usual sense —an activity that a person must strive to overcome with some great physical, mental or emotional strength. In short, I thought of it in the same way that I thought of running a four-minute mile, writing the greatest collection of sonnets in the English language or passing Econ 20. I have done none of these things. Zero. But now that I have remained in FoCo for an entire day and stuffed my face with several meals for the price of one, I can tell you that there is no possible way it is equivalent to these feats. Of course, not all agree with me. Some say completing the FoCo challenge makes you a fiscally responsible hero. Others say it involves unfairly duping the College out of two meal swipes and should be banned, or at the very least frowned upon. Me? Well, I chose to ignore my questionable moral compass and sedentary lifestyle and imagine that I’m now a Dartmouth legend for having completed the challenge. If you’re still unconvinced, here are some highlights of my mind-numbingly uneventful Sunday in FoCo:
As many of our readers already know, Dartbeat has recently taken on the hefty responsibility of compiling Dartmouth Overheards each week. So, with midterms looming far too near in our futures and the Nor’easter dipping temperatures, we’ve decided to bring some joy to campus by digging back into the archives to find some of the best Dartmouth Overheard’s The Dartmouth has published since 2006. Don’t forget to check Dartbeat each Friday for campus’s latest Overheards, and all week for exciting online content!
Jan. 24, 12:58 p.m., Occom Pond: Safety and Security officers responded to a report of an injured member of the faculty at Occom Pond. The member of the faculty had apparently fallen while skating, and was evaluated for an elbow injury by Dartmouth EMS.
Bow down to red velvet. Today in FoCo arrived a delicious new dessert option, perched alongside the pies, pastries, muffins, brownies, crumbles and countless other baked goods of yore. Red velvet — cake, to be specific. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to do something with it, but what can be done to augment the FoCo treat that already has everything? How does one honorably transform an already heavy dessert flavor like red velvet? Undoubtedly, this task is especially difficult when the red velvet is in cake form. Thus, I faced a challenge for my column this week.
Whether drunk with their floor mates or watching a late night movie with friends, nearly every Dartmouth student has picked up the phone at one point or another to order some non-DDS pizza. Each of these students —while exercising different levels of cognitive functionality —has faced the same timeless question in this moment: where should I order pizza from? Should it be the tried and true Everything But Anchovies? The beloved Ramunto's Brick & Brew Pizzeria? Under the radar C&A's? Even sober and fully rested, there are no easy answers.
Here @Dartbeat, we’ve tweeted @HanlonStache enough times to realize that our esteemed President, despite having a tremendous mustache, is not in fact on twitter. So, to fill the void left by his and other administrator’s absences, we’ve imagined what the twitter profiles of President Phil Hanlon ’77, Director of GLOS Wes Schaub, Undergraduate Dean Natalie Hoyt and Provost Carolyn Dever might look like. We’ve also re-imagined the twitter of Dean of Admissions Maria Laskaris, who hasn’t used her account since 2012, when she sent a grand total of four tweets.
Purity Ring — push pull
Well, that was a rough week. Stepping outside felt like navigating through artic tundra, and to complete the theme, the wet slush and slippery ice had many of us walking like penguins. So, if you slipped this week and need to laugh it off, here’s a list of 7 poses you may have accidentally struck as you made your way around campus this week. If any of these happened to you, tweet us @Dartbeatblog with your story!
Icy Sidewalks: Don’t worry, nobody just saw you slip.
’17: “I just need to look sexy conservative before I go out, you know?”
Brown University: Karla Kaun, assistant professor of neuroscience at Brown University, has obtained a three-year grant worth $300,000 for her work on alcohol and memory studies, the Brown Daily Herald reports. Supported by the grant, which was awarded by the Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research, Kaun will study fruit flies’ propensity for alcohol with the intention of discovering treatment methods for alcohol addiction.
Twenty-six years ago this Friday, student assembly president Scott Sims ’89 was quoted in the pages of The Dartmouth criticizing the Committee on Student Life’s newly proposed changes to student dining plans. Sections of the article, authored by David Fredericks ’92, show its age —first year students now spend quite a bit more on their dining plans than the $775 they were expected to contribute under the 1989 proposed plan, for example. But it’s hard not to find something familiar in complaints against dining at the College — plus, they didn’t even have a stir fry station!
Jan. 16, 1:52 p.m., New Hampshire Hall: Safety and Security officers responded to a report of property damage behind New Hamp. Ice had reportedly fallen off of the dormitory’s roof, causing damage to a student’s parked vehicle.
I honestly don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner. I have been so blind.
You know what they always say, if you think you have the flu, find some seaweed!
be careful, everyone!
Forty years ago this Thursday, The Dartmouth’s opinion page featured the following column from David MacDonald. According to David, who worked at the Baker Circulation Desk, students would frequently come to his desk and complain that the Xerox machine had stopped working.