Alyssa Mehra


Freshman Issue 2017

The Freshman Year Bucket List

This article was featured in the 2017 Freshman Issue. Time flies quickly inside our little bubble of Hanover and your first year at college can be overwhelming with all the various things grabbing your attention.


Campus adopts reusable to-go containers

Madison Sabol ’18 has come up with a way to greatly reduce the College’s carbon footprint. After two years of research and assistance from the Dartmouth Office of Sustainability and Dartmouth Dining Services, she has created the “Green2Go” food takeout program, which replaces the disposable to-go containers in the Class of 1953 Commons with reusable ones.

Tong Fei starts as new sexologist

Tong Fei has just started her position as the healthy relationships and sexual health specialist, a new role created within the Health and Wellness Center

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Gender shapes perceptions of mental health

Language and cultural perceptions surrounding mental health can often be gendered, a result of a long history of mental health stigmas that persist today. Dick’s House staff counselor Liz Stahler said her team considers gender identity in the context of a patient’s identity as a whole, though its immediate relevance varies case by case depending on the patient’s specific concerns. “The whole gender spectrum may present with different concerns around gender based on masculinity or femininity or gender-role expectations or gender-nonconforming presentations and how the culture affects that,” she said.

Teevens testifies in Congress on head injury

Last week, Dartmouth football coach Buddy Teevens ’78 and Karen Kinzle Zegel, mother of Dartmouth alumnus Patrick Risha ’06, testified before the House of Representatives’ energy and commerce committee’s subcommittee on investigations. The committee had convened a panel of expert witnesses to discuss concussions in youth sports — and how they can prevented.

The Skinny Pancake opens today, featuring an assortment of offerings.

The Skinny Pancake opens in town today

All-day breakfast, locally sourced food, craft beers and live music: these will be among the varied offerings at the Hanover location of The Skinny Pancake, which holds its grand opening today. The fast casual dining establishment specializes in crêpes and can be found in the Hanover Park Building on Lebanon Street.

Students participate in 12-hour coding event HackDay

This past Saturday, 49 students spent up to 12 hours designing projects and building programs at HackDay, an event hosted by HackDartmouth at the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network. This year’s event marks the first time that HackDartmouth has held a half-day programming event as opposed to a typical 24-hour hackathon in its two-year history.