A friend and I were chatting the other night at Food Court about some of the different classes we have taken this year and about the love of learning in general. He mentioned his Government 5 class, which changed his outlook on life.
The explanations for the Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid's recommendation that Dartmouth change from NCAA Division I-AA to Division III are dubious and discriminatory. The report endorses the change because it would eliminate 100 recruited athletes, who average $2,525 more per year in financial aid than non-athletes.
Today's issue of The Dartmouth reports that a clay mugs and toast ceremony will replace the old clay pipe smashing ceremony at Class Day. I was instantly enraptured by this idea of participating in a toast with a clay mug and then smashing the mug on the stump of the Lone Pine.
The time has come for me to join The Dartmouth Review debate. Why do the editors of The Review seem to think that it is fun to offend as many people as possible in order to prove their point that the First Amendment is unassailable? What I find frustrating about The Review is that I often agree with them on Dartmouth issues.
Every weekend here at Dartmouth, students engage in multifarious extracurricular activities. With a little luck, such activities will have very little to do with abortion.
I am angry. I'm angry about the fact that I have this stupid column to write, angry that I've a paper due Friday, angry that most of my friends are out of school already, and angry that I could be playing Frisbee -- not disc -- instead of doing any work. Obviously, the source of my aggressions is the weather.
Many of you have probably seen the "Women dig it" commercial. A man takes a lie detector test as he answers the question, "Why buy a Paseo?" Two buttons appear on the screen three times.
Recently, an organization of 2,000 Dartmouth alumni has been complaining about what they perceive to be an excessive number of administrators at the College. The group, called the Hopkins Institute, charges that the College is wasting money on these unnecessary employees and that the resulting bureaucracy is cluttering the administration.
In celebration of the end of this weekend's alcohol-consecrating festival, which I have personally found to be vastly superior to winter's pseudo-carnival, I will return to a suitably serious topic in order to get your brains moving past the hangovers from which you are undoubtedly suffering: abortion. In last week's column I set my goal at trying to refute that abortion was justified on the grounds that a person has sole control over her body and what she can do with it, although abortion is perhaps defensible on other grounds.