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Women's hockey beats Cornell, loses to Colgate for first time ever

(11/13/06 11:00am)

When asked whether Dartmouth's (5-3-0, 5-1-0 ECACHL) relative woes on offense on Saturday was due to better competition in Colgate or self-inflicted mistakes, assistant captain Nicole Ruta '08 said, "I think it was a bit of a combination of both. We came out flying for the Cornell game looking for a big victory and we were capitalizing on all the opportunities we had. However, in the Colgate game we weren't generating as many scoring chances as we would've liked."

One on One

(11/13/06 11:00am)

Apparently we have a bunch of Olympians on the women's hockey team. One of them, Sarah Parsons '10, was the youngest player on the U.S. team, and took home a bronze medal. If you're scoring at home, that makes her life resume way more impressive than yours. That is, unless you're one of her Canadian teammates who won gold. We sat down and talked about playing hockey with parents and the Dartmouth team dynamic.

Big Green men's hockey sweeps through ECAHL foes

(11/13/06 11:00am)

Following a 6-3 victory over Colgate on Friday, Dartmouth (4-2-0, 3-2-0 ECACHL) took down the 11th-ranked team in the nation, dominating Cornell until the last minute of the third period. Led throughout the weekend by netminder Mike Devine '08 and freshman phenom T.J. Galiardi '10, Dartmouth, with its quick-strike offense, accumulated an early lead in both games.

Dartmouth's Mascot Void

(11/13/06 11:00am)

Dartmouth's situation is unique among the schools of the Ivy League in that we lack a coherent mascot. Yale has "Handsome Dan" the bulldog: short, ferocious, and horribly ugly. Columbia's teams are the Lions, which, for some strange reason, are blue. Princeton has the Tigers, which works well with their school colors: orange and black. The University of Pennsylvania has the Quakers, which I would imagine is an odd name for the football, hockey and wrestling teams considering the Quakers' commitment to non-violence. Brown tastefully chose the Bears after the logistics involved ruled out their first choice, the Protesting Anarchists. Cornell, like Dartmouth, lacks an official mascot, but they all seem partial to "Snuggles," the fabric-softener teddy bear from the TV commercials (they renamed it "Touchdown"). Their nickname is "Big Red," which is also the name of a cheap chewing gum you often find stuck to the floor of a movie theater. Harvard's nickname is "Crimson" and their mascot is John Harvard, both of which are very, very stupid.

A Different Perspective

(11/13/06 11:00am)

Over the past few days, I have been continually thinking about the myriad issues and concerns that have come up regarding Drew Lerman '10's comic, "The Still North," in the Nov. 6 issue of The Dartmouth. While the publication of this comic may bring up issues regarding free speech, censorship and individual and collective responsibility, the issue I want to focus on is the disastrous effect this comic, and other forms of tacit and explicit condoning of sexual assault, have on our community. I find it imperative to talk about what attitudes, values and behaviors are reinforced as a result of these scenarios. While it is easy to say that the intention of the comic was not to reinforce sexual assault as an accepted behavior, the impact of the comic was, indeed, just that.

Daily Debriefing

(11/13/06 11:00am)

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann apologized for a Halloween photograph showing her standing next to a student dressed as a suicide bomber in an open letter to the university community last Sunday. The photograph, taken at the president's annual Halloween party, sparked controversy since its release on the internet and prominent coverage on blogs as well as in The New York Post. Since then, alumni, students and members of the University's Jewish community have openly criticized Gutmann's decision to pose for the photograph.

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