Brian Nick


We Need Nader

Step into this race and I will consume you--the fires of hell will scorch you years before they torch Ashcroft's rotting carcass, and I'll sit there with my now finally legal 40 of Olde English watching." ("Done With Nader," July, 29 2003) The students of Dartmouth College should expect a loftier degree of civil discourse than this from the president of their student government.

The Death of Whimsy

I came to Dartmouth College in the fall of 1999 as a prospective engineering major. My entire college search was based around two needs: a robust engineering department and the mere existence of a jazz ensemble.

Identity impedes change

I remember a conversation I had four years ago with one of my favorite high school teachers. She regarded my personality as being somewhat brash and my general outlook on life as being at odds with the majority of people on an Ivy League campus.

Left Behind

The Naderites who claim that there are no significant differences between the two major political parties need to pull their heads out from under the sand every now and then and take a look at what is actually going on.

How to Beat the President

The nine Democratic presidential candidates will take part in the first debate this Saturday in South Carolina, an early primary state.

How to Re-Elect the President

In just under nineteen months, Mr. President, you will face a Democratic challenger in the 2004 presidential election.

The Good Guys

When tens of thousands of anti-war protesters took to the streets of New York City last Saturday, I, like most Americans, took notice.

A Good Question

I am hard pressed to think of a reason why politicians would want to come to a college to give a speech.

A Toe in the Water

The current anti-war demonstrations in several European capitals notwithstanding, America is on a path to war in Iraq.

America's Greatness

Our nation is in the early stages of mourning over the tragedy of the Space Shuttle Columbia. The student body here at Dartmouth is too young to remember the Challenger explosion in 1986, so most of us have always taken the safety of space travel for granted.