By Michael Riordan, Heather Szillagyi And Jin Lee, The Dartmouth Staff
Published on Friday, February 8, 2013
Dear Old Dartmouth,
It’s going to be a very grim Carnival in more ways than one. If the lack of snow has got you down, remember that nothing can be worse than last year’s sad excuse for a “Candyland Cupcake.” Actually, picture that cupcake. How delectable! (Although as we’re writing this from Robo, we think the snow cube man on the Green is looking pretty questionable.)
Every frat seems to be on probation. We did terribly on our midterms. Collis is under construction. In keeping with the theme, we’re not going to be overly optimistic about this weekend’s prospects — but maybe that’s just because we’re jealous of you all, and two of us need to leave campus soon after finishing this issue.
Seriously, though, use Winter Carnival as an excuse. With all of our classes and commitments and friends and midterms, we sometimes feel guilty making time for fun. Don’t let this weekend be one of those times. Whether you are a masochist looking forward to the Polar Bear Plunge, one of the few happy about climate change screwing up our beloved traditions or somebody simply ready to get it on at the beach party, make sure you get some good stories out of this grim weekend.