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February 26, 2024 | Latest Issue
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Alice The Madfratter: Awk-oholics Anonymous

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Last Thursday, Daniel Belkin '08 wrote an inspiring Op-Ed about our self-conscious student body's excessive use of the word "awkward." In his call-to-action, Belkin states: "as more students conform to the fad of being awkward, more unnecessary awkward situations will arise, convincing additional students that they are awkward themselves.


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THE CAPTAIN'S LOG: Safety and Security Fanfic

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I should lay my cards on the table straightaway: I think I am a fan of Safety and Security. And instead of meting out the usual dose of punishment, I'm going to take some space to, in a mildly twisted way, give them a thank you. Obviously, I don't mean that Safety and Security doesn't ever screw up -- they do, and it's good that people remind them.



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Matt the Movies

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In Hanover, there are only two places to rent movies -- the free, yet fine-friendly Jones Media Center, and Videostop, where your friend's girlfriend's friend from high school probably didn't return that copy of "Drowning Mona" -- so options are few.


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Alice The madfratter: Off and On

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I have a milk crate filled with books under my bed. I'm not talking about "The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System," "Dome the Works of Milton," or "Philosophy of Economics: Kill Yourself Now, Please." My milk crate is packed with the kinds of books that one would read during one's off term.


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The Captain's Log: Bubbleology

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Here are some lies about the Dartmouth Bubble: it's a microcosm of the real world; it's the natural result of being out in the middle of nowhere; it is one of many bubbles in God's champagne; it's an optical illusion caused by refraction of a thinning, viscous and soapy membrane. Rather, I think, the Dartmouth Bubble -- insofar as it's real at all, remains at its root a schema useful for dealing with the exigencies of our own D-plan-amplified self-absorption. And yet, thanks to our collegiate and careless use of language, the idea of "the Dartmouth Bubble" gets tossed around like it has all those mythic meanings and more.




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Overheard

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"Counting really depends on how you think about it. Like, if you believe that 2 + 2 is 5, then it is." "Wow, dude." Two teenage guys, Nugget Theater Lobby, mid-afternoon "There's a fine line between dancing and crying, and I walk that line." '06 male, The Red Barn "I hate these f-ing angels.








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OVERHEARD

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"I'm so excited. Kaitlyn Cooper's returning to "The OC" tonight!" "Oh yeah! I've never met her." Two girls milling by Collis garbage cans, post-breakfast "My favorite part of going to Dartmouth is that I'm a Kappa, and that's like being permanently in style." Drunk girl, Second Floor of AD "She's so lame.