Led by Michaela Benton ’22, Spilled Ink is the only active poetry club on campus, meeting on Mondays at 6 p.m. in Carpenter 201C. Benton, who founded the club, said Spilled Ink is a welcoming space for writers.
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Friday, April 28
It’s well-known that Dartmouth and the Town of Hanover don’t often mix. Many students are too busy worrying about their 10-week term to really care about what goes on in Hanover, and residents of the town are too busy dealing with real-life problems to care much about what goes on at Dartmouth. Where we do interact, it’s rarely positive: issues of New Hampshire voting and election candidates for the state House of Representatives frequently pit college and town against each other, making for an oddly antagonistic relationship.
On April 1, the Medicaid continuous enrollment policy, which expanded coverage to thousands of U.S. citizens during the COVID-19 public health emergency, expired with the passing of the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act.
Last week, the Dartmouth community concluded its celebrations of Ramadan, a Muslim holiday when all healthy and able-bodied Muslim adults are invited to partake in fasting, or sawm, during the ninth month of the Majri calendar. This year, Ramadan began in the evening of March 22 — the first sighting of the crescent moon — and ended with its re-sighting on April 20.
Jessica Chiriboga ’24 and Kiara Ortiz ’24 speak on student body presidential and vice presidential win
On April 23, the Elections Planning and Advisory Committee and The Dartmouth co-hosted a forum for student body presidential candidate Jess Chiriboga ’24 and student body vice presidential candidate Kiara Ortiz ’24 to answer students’ questions and discuss their platform. The student body president and vice president act as the leaders of Dartmouth Student Government, advocating on behalf of students as the College makes decisions. Chiriboga and Ortiz ran unopposed on the ballot and won their election, garnering 1,173 and 1,056 votes, respectively.
Students elected Jessica Chiriboga ’24 and Kiara Ortiz ’24 as student body president and student body vice president, respectively, according to an email sent by the Elections Planning and Advisory Committee this morning. The duo ran unopposed on a platform that emphasized termly wellness days, advanced transit such as shuttles to A-lot, as well as free, functional laundry, according to an email they sent to the student body on Monday. Students were able to vote electronically from Monday at 5 p.m. to Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Is Week 5 getting anyone else down? No? Just us?
Last fall, a few days before Halloween, I stumbled upon an unusual scene unfolding on Webster Avenue, better known as “Frat Row.” All of the Greek houses had sprinkled their front lawns with candy and games as a trick-or-treating activity for local children. I was told that this was an event for DREAM (Directing through Recreation, Education, Adventure and Mentoring), a nonprofit mentorship program for local low-income kids. As I stood next to my friends on the Chi Gam lawn, I watched two kids dressed as a Roman emperor and a shark, respectively, run up to grab handfuls of candy. They then started dueling with their fake swords.
Have you ever ventured off the sidewalk onto a dirt path to save time? If so, you probably took a “desire path.” If you’ve never heard of a desire path, you’re not alone. A desire path is an unplanned trail created by repeated foot traffic over the same route. Generally, walkers take these paths because they are quicker than the prescribed route, thus making it more “desirable.” To investigate their prominence on campus, I asked students about their thoughts on these trails at Dartmouth — and compiled a guide of Dartmouth’s best and most popular desire paths.
Formed more than sixty years ago by the College, the Dartmouth Ski Patrol is a community organization for students interested in ensuring the safety of those on the Dartmouth Skiway. Every winter, these students, who are trained in various forms of emergency medicine, each patrol the mountain for about 10 hours a week, according to patroller Kiki Levy ’24. For many Dartmouth students, joining Ski Patrol (SkiPa) is the natural next step of years spent skiing at home.
As seniors inch closer to graduation, spring term is undoubtedly a time of relaxation and nostalgia, with a healthy dose of partying sprinkled on top. However, not all seniors can give into the mayhem that is their last spring in the woods. In fact, the sixteen seniors who are majoring in studio art are amid a critical stage of their Dartmouth experience, as they gear up for their culminating project — the studio art department Senior Majors Exhibition.
“Are you guys ’27s?” a girl brightly asked me and the two ’27s I was showing around, as we stood in a large pack of unfamiliar faces.
From April 7 to May 25, campus organizations including the Office of Pluralism and Leadership have planned a series of events to commemorate Pride 2023, an annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community on campus.