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Senior Spring: Madison Hughes ’15, face of U.S. rugby sevens

It’s probably safe to say that professional rugby player Madison Hughes ’15 has one of the more distinct D-Plans on campus. He has been off-campus for the last two terms of his senior year, completing his assignments while captaining the United States Eagles sevens squad. This past weekend, the Eagles dominated Australia 45-22 to win the Marriott London Sevens Cup final and claim win their first World Rugby HSBC Sevens World Series title.

Arts

Gospel Choir will bring interactive style to Spaulding

This Saturday, the Dartmouth Gospel Choir will take the Spaulding Auditorium stage for its only concert this term, performing more than 10 songs. Highlights among the various pieces slated for the performance include a call-and-response rendition of the Lord’s Prayer and a cover of “Glory,” the Academy Award-winning track from the film “Selma” (2014), according to performers interviewed.

Creative Writing Awards celebrate various undergraduates

While some writers go through great lengths to find inspiration, author Meg Kearney says that she believes people should have an open mind because inspiration can be found anywhere. As the prize judge for the English department’s annual Creative Writing Awards, Kearney opened the ceremony last Thursday in Sanborn Library by reading nine of her poems, including “Creed” (2001), “Home By Now” (2009) and “A Grasshopper Walks Into A Bar” (2009).

The Mirror

National No More

It’s 1976, and change is brewing in Hanover. A group of Dartmouth women feel that the College’s social scene does not fit their needs, so they contact the national sorority Sigma Kappa to discuss establishing a chapter on campus. That spring, the sorority’s first pledge class sees an immense turnout. Flash forward to 1988 and seven more national sororities have been established on campus. Still, some of them feel that the ideas and rituals of their national governing bodies do not match up with the social needs of women at Dartmouth. So what has happened when sororities decide to go local?