Daniel Modesto

Daniel ('24) is a writer for the news section and Mirror. He is from Brooklyn, New York, and is interested in Latin American, Latino and Caribbean studies, Romance studies and Native American studies.




Student-run mental health app partners with virtual counseling service

Dartmouth students in search of mental health support now have the chance to talk with therapists via virtual counseling sessions, thanks to a collaboration between the student-run mental health app Unmasked and teletherapy platform Uwill. Announced in December, this partnership has enabled students to access Uwill’s large network of therapists after registering via Unmasked.


Students confront housing shortage, high living costs in Upper Valley

A regional housing shortage in the Upper Valley and the resulting high cost of living has posed an array of challenges for students in search of off-campus housing. In recent months, the College has placed a limit on the number of students allowed in dorms due to COVID-19 concerns, which has further increased demand for housing off campus.

Loki Chairez '24 holds up a sign at a rally outside Novack Cafe on Saturday.


Students and community members celebrate, stage calls to action post-election

Following President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory on Saturday, events on campus and the Green reflected both celebration and urgency. Progressive activist groups hoped to warn the Dartmouth community not to become complacent following the Democratic win, and to instead continue fighting for progressive causes like the reallocation of police funds and action against climate change.



Novack Cafe: A Special Home for First-Generation, Low-Income Students

Tuesday morning, I wake up at nine, get dressed and walk three minutes to Novack. A blast of warm air greets my face as I enter the cafe, followed by the voices of students in Zoom classes or friends chatting while they wait for their orders. Throughout this term, the line to buy my venti Pink Drink and egg and cheese croissant has grown longer. What was once a three-minute trip now takes 15 minutes, and I almost arrived late for my Native American studies class last week.



Tuk Tuk Thai to open second location in West Lebanon

While many local businesses have struggled or closed during the pandemic, Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine is now planning to open a second location in West Lebanon. The new location will replace the Dunkin’ off Main Street in West Lebanon and is expected to open this spring.

SART 27, “Printmaking 1 - Etching" with professor Tricia Treacy is one of a variety of classes that sent students material kits this term.


Material kits allow students to work hands-on from home

Though nearly all classes remain remote this fall, labs and other project-based courses have found ways to maintain the experience of hands-on learning. Some courses have adapted to the limitations of virtual instruction by shipping material kits, which include everything from rock samples to small presses for printing, to each student.