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Editors' Note

People often talk about New Year’s resolutions as if Jan. 1 marks a logical date to start eating clean and hitting the gym. For students, however, the new year starts in September. As the trees begin to repaint themselves in flaming colors, Dartmouth students can remake themselves by trying out new ...


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The Words that Bind Us: Dartmouth Lingo

September 11, 2020 2:30am

It’s week five, and you’ve just finished a midterm for a class that you thought was going to be a layup. No matter, it’s over, and you’re looking forward to catching up with a friend at Foco. As you take a warmcut through Newvack, you scoff at the line and keep heading through FFB, waving back at a particularly facetime-y friend as you pass. You grab a chair on the light side and shoot a text to your friend: “light side @now!! come thru.” 


Campus resources like the jewelry studio at the Hop are adjusting to the remote environment.

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Hidden Gems: Making the Most of Dartmouth’s Resources

September 11, 2020 2:05am

It’s been well noted that incoming freshmen will experience an unconventional welcome fall term. The rest of us non-’24s will experience an unconventional welcome back as well, but, while ’21s, ’22s and ’23s have had the luxury of stumbling upon many of Dartmouth’s resources on campus serendipitously (or being handed them during orientation), ’24s likely won’t have that same opportunity. 


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Commitment to the Cause: A Look Into Hunger Strikes on College Campuses

August 14, 2020 3:00am

When Dartmouth Ph.D. student Maha Hasan Alshawi went on a hunger strike in protest of the College’s handling of her allegations of harassment and retaliatory academic action by two computer science professors, other Dartmouth students supported her in various ways, including through public sit-ins, a petition and hashtags on social media. Hunger strikes, like Alshawi’s, have a long and robust history on college campuses. 


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Editor's Note

August 14, 2020 2:00am

Sophomore summers are usually filled with idle days spent swimming in the Connecticut River and long nights spent trying yet another flavor at Ice Cream Fore-U.


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Anxiety and Anticipation: Kendal Residents, Upper Valley Community Respond to the College’s Reopening Plan

July 31, 2020 3:15am

Without a single reported case of COVID-19, Hanover’s Kendal Retirement Community has been lucky in avoiding the reach of the pandemic so far. But with thousands of Dartmouth undergraduates soon to be returning to campus from all over the country and world — some likely to be traveling from infection hotspots — the possibility of spread to the town and to other vulnerable Upper Valley communities like Kendal has become a source of uneasiness.


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Sisterhood Through The Ages: The Road To Empowerment?

July 31, 2020 3:10am

The first time I played pong was during my freshman spring in the basement of Chi Gam. My partner was a Dartmouth senior, a Chi Gam member and a would-be Masters finalist. He was also my UGA. Thinking back, there was probably no better introduction to the illustrious game of Dartmouth pong. Unless, of course, I had learned in a sorority. But sororities hadn’t been marketed to me as open spaces, I didn’t know any sorority members and for some reason I was thrilled to be invited into a male space.


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To Be or Not To Be (on Campus): Current Students Consider Gap Years

July 31, 2020 2:15am

On June 29, Dartmouth announced its plan for a partial reopening in the coming terms, which includes a decreased student body in residence, a mix of virtual and in-person classes and restrictions on where students can and cannot go. Due to these limitations, some students are considering gap years, hoping to be on campus only when Dartmouth is closer to normal.


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Futures: Lost and Found

July 17, 2020 2:30am

Lately, I have spent more time than ever before thinking about the future — not just my individual plans, but what the concept of the future means.