By Claire Groden, Matthew Mc Nierney And Gavin Huang, The Dartmouth Staff
Published on Friday, May 18, 2012
When we found out three weeks ago that we were going to edit the Green Key issue, we were so excited because everyone knows Green Key is the best big weekend of the year. Sure, Homecoming has a tradition of scorching freshmen with a ritual bonfire, and Winter Carnival boasts 101 years of towering (or melting) snow sculptures. But Green Key has sunshine, and with sunshine comes outdoor concerts, sundresses and debatably-welcome frat pinnies. Basically, it’s everything we’ve been dreaming about in hibernation since 11X.
It’s not easy to defend Green Key. The weekend has no real traditions, no community events and some professors don’t seem to realize it exists. To really get at the heart of Green Key, you have to look at the students. The fun to be had this weekend — and there’s plenty of it — is made by Dartmouth students for Dartmouth students. And we know how to have fun.
So, rock out to the bands making the trek to Hanover this weekend, enjoy the sunshine and hug a senior. Because these are the Facebook pictures you’ll be drooling over all summer at your 9-to-5 desk job.
Happy Green Key!