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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 »

Welcome to Dartmouth

Welcome to Dartmouth

Dear members of the Class of 2018, welcome to Dartmouth! Although you are new to campus, you have undoubtedly arrived with a number of preconceptions — maybe even anxieties —… Read more »

Feeding the Right Wolf

Feeding the Right Wolf

George Will once observed that, “The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly either being corroborated or are pleasantly surprised.” Lately, it would seem that two… Read more »

Ban the Can, Tap the Keg

Ban the Can, Tap the Keg

In the years since Dartmouth distanced itself from its erstwhile official Indian mascot, an anthropomorphic beer keg, aptly named, “Keggy,” has served as an unofficial mascot of sorts for the… Read more »

The First Reform

The First Reform

Recently, there has been a quite a lot of talk about – well – talk on the Dartmouth campus. In the days since the Freedom Budget protests, “discourse” has emerged… Read more »

A Progressive Phiasco

A Progressive Phiasco

The Australian political theorist, Kenneth Minogue, once observed about an adversary that his tendency to correct fictitious missteps made him “a pyromaniac in a field of straw men.” It would… Read more »

Rethinking Student Wages

Rethinking Student Wages

John Smith*, a member of the Class of 2017, didn’t know the true meaning of warmth until his sophomore year of high school. Sitting unwashed in a modest apartment with… Read more »