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Get Down in the Mouth

A discussion the other day with a fellow alum drifted to the question of whether the intellectual caliber of most of the writers at The D and the Dartmouth Radical was representative of the entire student body. We sure hoped not. And then right on schedule comes a glimmer of hope, or maybe even a point of light: Mouth, or maybe DMouth, to judge from its website URL. The site is a little uneven, but there is something there. Call it honest self-expression, or whatever — at least it isn’t resumé stuffing.

Wit is in short supply in Hanover these days. As is hope. The plodders rule in Parkhurst and on the Board. But if kids can write like this, maybe we deserve a decent President. Take a look.

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Mouth has published a Mission Statement:

Mouth is a new student-run internet publication that aims to promote healthy intellectual conflict by engaging the Dartmouth community in conversations that are more dynamic than the drunken superficialities spewed out in our basements. Every publication cycle we pick a theme for contributors to discuss in any format they desire on our website. Publication cycles revolve around dinner parties that bring together students who’ve shared their ideas with Mouth so they can meet one another and help direct the future of the publication. Ultimately we want to know about your interests and we want to share your interests with others.

Now I am hooked. Self-awareness and a dinner party are a fine combination.

Addendum: It turns out that the official name of the site is just Mouth.

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