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Through The Looking Glass: In Defense Of The Comfort Zone

(06/02/18 7:14pm)

When I walked away from my parents on Robinson Hall’s lawn for Dartmouth Outing Club First-Year Trips, laden with a heavy backpack leftover from my father’s Eagle Scout days and several items of mild contraband, I knew that I wouldn’t be talking for a while. Faced with the prospect of introductions and icebreakers, I contemplated how I could survive the next few days saying as few words as possible. When faced with the opportunity to make a bad impression or a good impression, I tend to split the difference and do my best to make no impression (at all). 

Review: Brosnahan dazzles as “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

(01/09/18 5:10am)

Watching the opening scene from the new Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” I knew immediately that the titular character would get cheated on. A woman does not happily bounce through her daily, homemaking chores that seamlessly in the first few minutes of a feature without foreshadowing the demise of that perfect, happy routine by the end of said feature. 

Childhood nostalgia makes “It” a satisfying end-of-summer flick

(09/12/17 4:00am)

A jam-packed movie theater at an evening showing of a horror movie on its opening weekend is not an atypical sight in a suburban Pennsylvania town. Total silence in that theater, however, is an atypical sound. This incongruity illustrated the success of the latest film adaptation of Stephen King’s “It.”

Student Spotlight: Amy Liang ’17, ballerina to belly dancer

(04/11/17 5:00am)

After spending four years packing schedules with advanced classes, extracurricular activities, volunteering and other application-boosting obligations, most undergraduate students enter college and begin to specialize, dropping wide-ranging affairs in order to hone pet passions. While many still participate in non-academic pursuits, the general trend is to pick a couple and stick to them for the duration of the collegiate career.

Salman Rushdie discusses magical realism and storytelling

(10/26/15 11:01pm)

On Monday afternoon, the line to the Spaulding Auditorium stretched nearly to the Hopkins Center doors as droves of people waited to enter. After the auditorium filled and the audience members took their seats, College President Phil Hanlon took the stage to introduce and welcome acclaimed author Salman Rushdie. This was Rushdie’s first time speaking at the College, and the writer presented a lecture titled “Wonder Tales,” which dealt with the origin of literature in oral traditions and story-telling and traced the linear progression of stories in terms of authorial presentations and changes in reader preferences. The presentation engaged with fables and folktales from around the globe and their relevance to a modern world.

Strauss Gallery exhibition features visiting faculty

(10/05/15 10:01pm)

The first of two visiting faculty exhibitions — which together will feature works by the 14 visiting professors that have taught at the College since the opening of the Black Family Visual Arts Center — opened in the Strauss Gallery on Sept. 22nd, director of exhibitions and studio art professor Gerald Auten said. It features the work of professors Sarah Amos, Paul Bowen, Ariel Freiberg, Hein Koh, Julie Puttgen, Edward del Rosario and Jessica Tam.

Theater department offers range of student involvement chances

(09/21/15 9:27pm)

For students who have wondered about how to get involved with theater at the College but have no idea where to begin or have had no previous experience, the College’s theater department has a series of events and programs meant to help them. The two most prominent options are the termly showcase and the “Your Space” productions.

Field hockey takes two straight battles

(09/20/15 9:27pm)

Thanks to an electric offensive effort, the field hockey team came away with two non-conference wins this weekend. On Friday, the Big Green, led by a seven-point, three-goal performance from Julia Donald ’18, dominated Sacred Heart University 8-1. In a Sunday afternoon matchup, Dartmouth battled all game with Bryant University in a much tighter affair before exploding in the final 10 minutes to come from behind and steal the victory from the Bulldogs, 3-2.

Senior showcase invites feedback

(05/27/15 10:38pm)

When Corinne Romano ’15 first proposed her idea to represent Mayan hieroglyphs as real-life creatures for a senior studio art project, she said that some members of the faculty did not understand the point of view she hoped to present through her work. Despite the uncertainty of some professors, Romano was intrigued by the concept — which built on her interest in “creature concept design” — and she decided to commit to the idea.

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