Letter from the Editors
By Casey Aylward And Priya Krishna, The Dartmouth Senior Staff
Published on Friday, May 4, 2012
Ah, First-Year Family Weekend — that time of year when freshmen hide the handles of vodka they have been pre-gaming with in their dorm rooms to show their parents what intellectual, collegiate individuals they have become during their first few terms at the College on the Hill. While family structures and traits may have been more standardized in the past, parents nowadays come in all shapes and sizes. Some are relaxed, some are strict, some were born and raised in the U.S., while others come from much different environments. Some come up this weekend and relive their college days, while others, like Priya’s father, make a break for it the minute they first walk down the stairs of a basement and inhale the stench of stale Keystone Light.
The truth is, no matter who our families are or how involved they are in our college lives, no Dartmouth student is immune to those moments when they just really, really miss their parents. So whether your parents are here for the weekend or thousands of miles away, this issue is all about celebrating those two people who undoubtedly had one of the greatest influences on the person you are today. Or at the very least, they’ll be the reason you can afford to order the special at Murphy’s for once.