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Are You Man Enough For The 50?
“Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades; shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers a monster watch, and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but in the mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men.”
Daniel Webster’s factual observation about the now-collapsed Old Man in the Mountain in Franconia Notch State Park was once known to every Dartmouth student. But over the years, the phrase has slipped from memory as undergraduates seem more concerned about how ever-so-hard life is for them inside the Dartmouth Bubble. Enough! This space supports frankness, perseverance and courage — the manly virtues — and so it was with real pleasure that we read a notice the other day on the College listserv signed by Julietta Gervese ‘16, Rosie Mahoney ‘17 and Anna Ellis ‘19 about The 50, a 53.6-mile hike along the Appalachian Trail that takes place over no more than 36 hours:
The 50 is not a weak event that Dartmouth student wannabees have copied from some other, lesser school. It is an echt Dartmouth test of fortitude. As this well produced video notes, eight out of ten students don’t finish:
How will you do?
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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