Letter from the Editors
By Casey Aylward And Priya Krishna, The Dartmouth Senior Staff
Published on Friday, September 28, 2012
All of us have those free-spirited friends that we distantly admire and wish we could be more like. You know, those friends that make you try crazy new foods, can speak a million languages and have quirky friends from every corner of campus. At Dartmouth, it’s especially hard to seek out those non-type-A personalities, making them all the more admirable. We’ve all been groomed since age five — soccer practice, violin lessons, AP classes on AP classes — and the focus on discipline and perfection have turned many of us into robots of habit. Most of us have figured out what works for us and stick with it. We find any disruption to this cycle extremely irritating. But what would happen if you just took a minute and made the decision (somewhat ironically) to stop caring and get a little bit crazy? It’s hard to face your fears by stepping outside the warm and fuzzy boundaries of your comfort zone, but we here at The Mirror say it simply must be done! This week, our dedicated writers faced the unknown and took the leap. We are proud to present their accounts of these experiences — everything from building fires with the Woodsmen’s Team to getting sweaty with the Thursday Night Salsa crew. You may even get a tingle of inspiration and try something that you’ve never done before. Even if it doesn’t work out, you’ll at least get a good laugh out of it.