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Reflections on the Six Week Ban

Reflections on the Six Week Ban

With homecoming over, I have finally been given the opportunity to spend a few nights struggling to grasp both the finer points of Dartmouth pong and the paddles used to… Read more »

Lessons from the Fire

Lessons from the Fire

It started with a 1991 Mazda Navajo rolling over three times in a single car accident on the I89 near Sharon, Vermont. It was October 1997. That month Dennis Rodman… Read more »

The Single-Sex Greek System

The Single-Sex Greek System

Over Homecoming, the Class Connections program hosted social events between current students and alumni. At one such event, an alumnus read a list of defunct traditions as part of an… Read more »

Get Rid of “Exclusivity”

Get Rid of “Exclusivity”

On October 17th, Leif Harder published a guest column in The Dartmouth defending the alleged exclusivity of the Greek system. This is no new topic: complaints about the Greek system… Read more »

The Dangers of a Hard Alcohol Ban

The Dangers of a Hard Alcohol Ban

Dartmouth students are familiar with the stated goals of the Presidential Steering Committee: to curb high-risk drinking, sexual assault, and exclusivity on Dartmouth’s campus. However, due to the opacity of… Read more »

The Opacity of Growth

The Opacity of Growth

In his 1914 essay, “What Publicity Can Do,” future Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis noted that “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants” and the “most efficient of… Read more »

Preserve the Greek System

Preserve the Greek System

When describing the agenda of his domestic political opponents, Winston Churchill once famously admonished voters to “not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what… Read more »

Ending the Greek System: Brave, or Easy?

Ending the Greek System: Brave, or Easy?

Well, it’s happened: The Daily Dartmouth’s editorial board has just decided that we ought to abolish the Greek system. There are, of course, valid concerns about our Greek system and… Read more »

Which Orientation Guide?

Which Orientation Guide?

As freshmen began their Dartmouth experience this term, a curious few found a tacky pamphlet sequestered on the lower tier of Daily Dartmouth newsstands. Titled the Dis-Orientation Guide, the forty-three-page… Read more »

Toward a Rhetorical Discussion

Toward a Rhetorical Discussion

Discussion. It’s a great word, one that evokes the best of a liberal education and the aspirations of enlightened social thinkers the world over. Joseph Joubert famously called it the… Read more »