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Editor's Note

As college students, we face a constant pressure to always be happy. These are supposedly “the best four years of our lives,” and we all know that time at Dartmouth goes by quickly.


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If I had Only Listened to...

January 22, 2019 10:28pm

Breaking news: I am still looking for spring and summer internships! Yes, even after changing my D-Plan to move my off-term from the winter to the spring to buy myself more time, even after six weeks of break during which I just laid in bed playing the new Smash Bros, I am still filling out applications for my off-terms!


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Picture Perfect

January 22, 2019 10:39pm

Sitting in the library, surrounded by a mountain of textbooks on Theories of Government, I pull out my phone for some momentary distraction. I begin to scroll through my Instagram feed, mindlessly gazing at all of the expertly edited, effortlessly posed pictures that pop up on the screen.


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All the Small Things

January 22, 2019 10:21pm

Sitting in the library, surrounded by a mountain of textbooks on Theories of Government, I pull out my phone for some momentary distraction. I begin to scroll through my Instagram feed, mindlessly gazing at all of the expertly edited, effortlessly posed pictures that pop up on the screen. 


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A First-Year's First Frost

January 22, 2019 10:22pm

External conditions have major impact on our daily pursuit of happiness; that is certainly true with regard to the weather. When severe weather leaves us overheated or freezing cold, it is difficult to manage to have a happy, successful day. 


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Is Dartmouth a Religion?

January 16, 2019 3:33pm

The College’s 250th anniversary celebrations have already begun, and among the concerts, free food and green-lit photo ops that some students have had the opportunity to enjoy, there is another aspect of the celebration perhaps more relevant to the Dartmouth student experience: special 250th anniversary courses. These special courses, which students may search by selecting the “Dartmouth 250” option on the online timetable of classes, feature the College in their curricula, and students taking the courses are prompted to reflect on their own Dartmouth experiences as they analyze aspects of the College’s past and present in a critical light. This winter, two sestercentennial-themed courses are being offered: Religion 7.08, “Is Dartmouth a Religion?” and “Daniel Webster and the Dartmouth College Case,” which is cross-listed among four departments: college courses, english, government, and history. “Is Dartmouth a Religion?” is a first-year seminar taught by religion professor Susan Ackerman.


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Editor's Note

January 15, 2019 10:52pm

 Milestones. Sometimes, milestones are a good thing — who can forget the joy of their first day of starting college, of a baby’s first “mama,” of buying one’s first apartment? However, occasionally, milestones can signal something less than desirable — the 25th day of a government shutdown, the first day that you don’t oversleep your 9L, your first real heartbreak. In celebration of Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary, this week’s issue of the Mirror is all about milestones.


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25 Milestones in 250 Years

January 15, 2019 11:07pm

1769 College Charter signed, establishing Dartmouth as the ninth college in the United States 1797 Geisel School of Medicine founded 1799 The Dartmouth publishes its first issue on August 27 by Moses Davis under the name the Dartmouth Gazette, establishing it as “America’s Oldest College Newspaper” 1819 Trustees of Dartmouth College v.


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Happy Divorce Day?

January 15, 2019 10:30pm

When we think of the milestones, most people think of birthdays, graduation, marriage — significant and recognizable turning points in our lives.


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And Many More...

January 15, 2019 10:27pm

My older brother taught me many valuable life lessons: which words not to say in front of my parents, how to climb every tree in our backyard and the correct way to change lanes on a highway.


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A Difficult Conversation

January 8, 2019 11:24pm

Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten? Twenty? It’s not an unusual question to hear, though answering it is never easy. But what if you knew you weren’t going to live that long?


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The Class That Changes Everything

January 8, 2019 11:23pm

When I first arrived at Dartmouth, I was the most undecided of all “undecided” majors. Freshman year, I spiraled through many options until I finally settled on English.


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New Year, New Me?

January 8, 2019 11:25pm

New Year’s Eve. Thousands brave the frigid temperatures of Times Square to remain in place for 12 hours and wait for the famous Waterford crystal ball to drop.