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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!

A READER RESPONDS: “Thank goodness humorous internal publications don’t have repercussions at Dartmouth!”


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