Letter from the Editor
By Tyler Bradford, The Dartmouth Staff
Published on Friday, August 10, 2012
We have reached our final Mirror of the summer. When I was brainstorming the theme, it seemed all but obvious: the Olympic Games. Everyone loves the Olympics. From opening ceremonies watch parties to following Ryan Lochte’s Twitter account, the Olympics has something for everybody. There’s just something magical about watching the global community come together for a collective two-week pause to celebrate the amazing things humans can accomplish. The Olympics are a unifying force. Of course, with this unity comes a competitiveness that is, at times, heartbreaking.
Here at Dartmouth, we talk a lot about the “community feel,” and we would sometimes rather forget our community is composed of some pretty competitive individuals. Indeed, it is this competitiveness that got most of us to Dartmouth in the first place. The articles in this week’s issue explore the Olympians among us, poke fun at our competitive nature and offer a guide to completing Dartmouth with Olympic-level grace. The Games may only last two weeks, but the Olympic spirit lives on forever! Happy 12X guys, it’s been great.