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The D’s Perfectly Charming Joke Edition
The student newspaper here at Dartmouth, The Dartmouth, held its annual “changeover dinner” last evening at the home of senior society Casque and Gauntlet.
From what I hear it was a fine affair: suits, dresses, politesse, and cheese offerings that escaped the ambit of Cabot Cheddar. The editors for next year were announced, the outgoing staff roasted itself with awards and such, and by reports a good time was had by all at this fair College’s “premier school of journalism,” as it fancies itself to be.
I suppose it is tradition that the editors at The Dartmouth produce a joke issue of their publication for the changeover ceremony. You would expect more wit and less bald vulgarity from a bunch of writers, but here I nevertheless dutifully reprint the issue handed out last night. The jape features mock articles about incest among writers Stuart Reid and William Schpero, a Conde Nast executive’s advice to editor Elise Waxenberg, a new housing proposal from editor Phil Salinger (“no homo[s],” he says), and a mock piece about your servant. (For which the headline is, “Malchow takes hostages at The D.”)
On the inside page, you can observe that they’ve photoshopped me being tackled by the outgoing publisher. Enjoy!
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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