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Editors’ Note

Concerts and student performances


A history of debauchery


New alcohol polices to alter Greek events


Freshman anticipate festivities


Non-Greeks host alternative social events


Safety and Security, police prepare for weekend


Weekend plagued by law breaking


Local businesses look forward to profit boosts


Young alumni return to campus


Green Key Society embraces new role


Other schools host spring celebrations


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Hi friends, When reflecting on Green Key, talking to friends, peers, professors and randos, we came to the conclusion that the weekend revolves around just a few things: drinking, basking in the glory of spring and taking a much-needed respite before the onslaught of finals. Unlike Homecoming and Winter Carnival, Dartmouth’s other oddly ritualistic big weekends, Green Key is distinctly lacking in traditions, despite numerous attempts by the Green Key Society to revive the Green Key Ball. Traditions we’d like to see renewed include the mattress sleepover on the golf course, the human chariot race and the Hums singing competition. But the weekend’s lack of set-in-stone traditions gives us the chance to make our own, which we’re excited to see happening this year. The plethora of concerts, from Baauer and ASAP Rocky to the rotation of performers at Collis Main Stage, are giving Green Key a new festival vibe. So get out there, ditch the sundress for your most hippie-friendly getup, and make sure to change into your best rave clothes by nightfall. Happy Green Key!

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Green Key 2013 Schedule By MYREL ITURREY B The Dartmouth Staff

Allow us to preface this calendar by saying that Green Key is not a weekend. It is not the itinerary of events you see below. It is not the society whose own members don’t even know why it exists. Green Key is a state of mind. Laugh at the cliche, but when you stumble into your bathroom on Saturday morning hoping you dreamed the part about stealing that kid’s goldfish, only to find it in your sink, I’ll be damned if you don’t justify your debauchery by telling yourself: “It’s Green Key.” So go ahead, play Singles tree against your lawfully-bedded booty call. Use your meal swipes unwisely. Wear sunscreen. If you don’t get weird, at least you will dance. And with Afroman, ASAP Rocky, Shaggy, Baauer, Viceroy and Adventure Club all performing throughout the weekend, there’s literally no way you’re not dancing.

|| FRIDAY || Official Green Key T-Shirt Sales, Collis Information Desk, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Phi Delt Block Party, 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Make a fast break for Webster Ave after your 12. Don’t even think about your 2. Today, you don the pastel outfit that didn’t make the cut for Derby and bring a few extra empty water bottles to Phi Delt’s block party to hoard batch for your own personal use. Block Party is the perfect way to kick off to Green Key weekend if, for some incomprehensible reason, you did not kick it off on Thursday night by dousing your late night Collis smoothie in rum and accosting the innocent DDS employee who refused to let you scrape the bottom of the pasta pot with a fork for “just a few buttered noodles.” At Block Party, the mother of all day parties, you can groove to the of an up-and-coming country rock band and con your way to a spot on the Phi Delt porch for the best view of frat row you ever did see. You can count on high spirits and an itching desire to get weird as you roam from one lawn to the next.

Collis Main Stage, Collis Porch, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Chabad barbecue at Tabard, 3:30 p.m. ASAP Rocky and Shaggy on the lawn of the Gold Coast from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m Alpha Theta Seven Deadly Sins Party, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. B.F.A.B. in Collis Common Ground from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m, hosted by Collis After Dark

Gammapalooza, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

What do you get when you cross the men of Chi Gamma Epsilon, the Harlem Shake, and a hot tub? We’re not quite sure yet because the hot tub is such a recent installment, but after extensive modeling of the scenario in “The Sims 3: Generations” expansion pack, we are very optimistic. Attending this year’s Gammapalooza is an absolute must, as Baauer, the trap music phenomenon behind “The Harlem Shake,” is sure to set the house on fire… without Phi Delt’s help.

|| SATURDAY || Delta House of Pancakes, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Before embarking on another day of shameful drinking habits that would wear your grandmother’s rosary raw, line your stomach with home-cooked breakfast treats on the Tri Delt lawn. Imagine buttermilk and chocolate chip pancakes stacked high before your eyes, sprinkled with fresh fruit toppings and drizzled in warm Vermont maple syrup. The ladies of Delta Delta Delta take philanthropy to whole new level, directing all the proceeds of the event to a good cause while providing much-needed nourishment to campus. #ch∆∆∆rity

Hill Winds Society 2nd Annual Community Barbecue and Lawn Games on Wheeler lawn, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Collis Main Stage, Collis Porch, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dartmouth Organic Farm Event 2013, featuring Reckless Breakfast, at the farm, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Alpha Phi Alpha Step Show in Leede Arena at 5:30 p.m. Handel Society performance of Bach’s “Saint Matthew Passion,” 7:00 p.m.

Theta Delt Pig Roast

It’s similar to Pig Roast on Homecoming weekend, only better because the good vibes aren’t dashed by the all-but-guaranteed defeat of Dartmouth’s athletic teams. Sip on some cider, make small talk with nostalgic alumni and try your best to not to look like you have a nervous tick as you punctuate each of your incoherent sentences with a peek over your shoulder to check if the pig is ready. When the beast is set before you, pretending that you are a wild-eyed, primordial caveman is actually encouraged. The pork that has been so graciously seasoned and smoked by Dave Jenks is your hard-earned hunt, so snarl at the jerk who that makes a reach for your slab. If after all is said and done, you find yourself following an absolute stranger into his dark, windowless trailer to take a swig of the moonshine he invited you to try, you win Pig Roast.

AD Lawn Party, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Drag your tanned legs and rounded belly from Theta Delt to Alpha Delta for even more outdoor revelry. Though it will be dry this year, AD Lawn Party is as close to an outdoor music festival as you can get. Think Bonnaroo, except the only guy pitching a tent is the one who is still not accustomed to watching a parade of sundresses go by. Viceroy, the summertime-feel artist responsible for the basement-banger “Chase Us Around,” is making an appearance, so don’t miss your chance to enjoy the AD dance party we all know, love, and miss, sans the stench of urine.

Disco Party at Tabard

At long last, the Tabard disco ball descends for its intended purpose. Throw on your bell-bottoms and get groovy with the co-ed fraternity at one of Green Key’s most cherished events. Note: Disco Party is not to be confused with the Lingerie Show, but real winners dress for the latter.

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Concerts, student performances planned for Green Key By AXEL HUFFORD

With a musical lineup that includes ASAP Rocky, Shaggy, Bauuer, Adventure Club, DJ Viceroy and Afroman, and a weather report calling for three days of sunshine, Green Key 2013 is sure to be a weekend filled with excitment. Despite Major Lazer’s recent canellation, students say they are excited for to see his replacement, Shaggy. Emily Kong ’16 said that she was excited for the change of pace that Shaggy might bring. “It’s cool that it’s a different genre,” she said. “It’s not just the electronic rap that’s so entrenched in the pop culture of today.” Cody Bell ’15 agreed that Shaggy would be a good addition to the Green Key music line-up. “Shaggy’s a legend, has one of the most unique voices, and was part of my music scene growing up.” A number of student groups will perform over the weekend as well. As students crowd into Leede Arena on Saturday to watch Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity’s “Game of Thrones”-themed step show, others will gather in Spaulding Auditorium to enjoy the Handel Society’s culminating performance or head to Soul

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The wind ensemble, along with other Dartmouth music groups, has performed over past Green Key weekends. Scribes’ open mic night. This year’s Green Key weekend offers a wide range of arts-related performances and activities for students to enjoy. Doug Payne ’15 said that he is excited about the selection of major artists hosted by fraternities during the weekend. He said that he is looking forward to going to a variety of concerts as they add to the atmo-

sphere of the weekend. “My house is bringing Afroman and being a big fan of rap it’s really exciting,” he said. “Everyone in the house loves ‘Crazy Rap’ so we’re really excited to see Afroman. I plan on hopping around and seeing different artists — this is why Green Key is the best big weekend out of the three in the academic year.”

Archana Ramanujam ’14 said that she found out about Adventure Club from a friend at Dartmouth during her sophomore winter, and they are one of her favorite DJ/artist-pairs. “Their dubstep remixes are great — not too aggressive — and they pick good tracks to mix,” she said. “They’re good for a chill night, hanging with friends. I’m surprised

they’re not bigger already.” Tiantian Zhang ’16 said that she is thrilled for Adventure Club because they are a very hot dubstep group that knows how to put on a good show. “I meant to go see them at Ultra this past spring break and I didn’t get to, so I’m glad that I’ll get to see them live,” Zhang said. “They’re not that big but they definitely know how to get the crowd going, and they’re a lot of fun so I think their music will be a good stress reliever from the typical academic routine.” Although only two members of Alpha Phi Alpha are on campus this term, the step show will not be scaled back, with performances by Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Sigma Lambda Upsilon sorority, Lambda Upsilon Lambda fraternity, Sheba and Staccato. Doors to Leede Arena open at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to Alpha Phi Alpha president William Her nandez ’13, approximately 1,500 students typically attend the show, and he expects a similar turnout this year. For the first time, the entire event will encompass a singular theme — a fun, light parody of Game of Thrones — due to the show’s popularity among students. “This is the first year we are See CONCERTS, page 15


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Debauchery, protests Alcohol policies alter Greek events mark weekend’s past By ABBIE KOUZMANOFF The Dartmouth Staff

The new harm reduction and alcohol policies instituted this year, which include random walkthroughs by Safety and Security of ficers and harsher penalties or violations, will likely increase Greek houses’ vigilance during Green Key weekend. These changes will largely take place behind the scenes, however, and will not drastically affect students’ experience or the atmosphere of the big weekend.

As risk levels soar during big weekends, houses will be more rigorous about safety precaution enforcement, Chi Gamma Epsilon fraternity president Nick Allen ’14 said. “It’s not so much the new rules as much stricter enforcement and harsher punishment that are scaring most of the frats into really cracking down,” Allen said. Allen said that while fraternities should always be cautious about giving out 21-and-over wristbands, houses will be even more vigilant over Green Key. He said that fra-

ternities who hold events, such as Phi Delta Alpha’s block party or Alpha Delta’s lawn party, may be more restrictive in who they admit. Chi Gam is currently on probation, which means that the house cannot host events with alcohol over Green Key weekend. Chi Gam will instead host its annual Gammapalooza concert and dance party, as a dr y event, and will extend this policy into the future. Allen said that the stricter alcohol policies have informed See ALCOHOL, page 16

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College students celebrate Green Key after the start of coeducation. the sex and stuff.” Dar tmouth’s beloved weekend of spring revelr y could not Since 1899, Green Key histor y escape the massive cultural shift has been dramatic, spotted with of the 1960s. In 1963, the prom’s scandals and debaucher y, but an formal dress code was dropped, enduring theme for the weekend allowing boys to wear shor ts. emerges through the drunken Youthful, rambunctious rock haze — an eager ushering in of bands replaced jazz bands that had springtime. previously provided students with After a long winter in 1898-1899, musical entertainment. Perhaps students decided to organize a the 1978 Grateful Dead concert “Spring Houseparties” weekend. held in Thompson Arena best Students elected a committee that exemplifies this shift. coordinated a juThe Green nior prom, which Key dance took later became The weekend inspired its fatal hit in known as Green 1967 when conone Mt. Holyoke Key Prom. troversial Alastudent to say, “Har vard bama Governor Female stumen have the brains, George Wallace, dents traveled to campus to join famous for sayPrinceton men the the male student ing “segregation clothes, Yalies the body in their festoday, segregaconversation but it’s tivities, staying tion tomor row at their dates’ fra- Dartmouth for the sex and segregation ter nity houses. forever,” cme to and stuff.” To keep things campus. In his under control, speech, Wallace each house also housed chaper- told the crowd that “segregation ones who ensured that students is the law of nature from South would not engage in lewd behav- Africa to New York.” ior. As he departed from the ColIn 1919, Green Key Prom added lege, 1,000 protesting students a Homecoming-like bonfire and swarmed his car, preventing him pajama dance party, both short- from leaving. As punishment, the lived. In the 1920s, fraternities dance was canceled and never began hosting after noon tea revived. dances and late night parties, from Some students decided to 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. celebrate their Green Key weekIn the 1950s, students crowned ends off-campus, outside of the a Green Key Sweetheart at the fraternity system and in the great prom, an honor bestowed upon outdoors. Charles Sherman ’66 the “prettiest lady” at the dance. was an active member of Cabin The weekend inspired one Mt. and Trail and ser ved as director Holyoke student to say, “Har vard of ski touring from 1966 to 1967. men have the brains, Princeton In 1966, he, his friends and their men the clothes, Yalies the conversation but it’s Dartmouth for See HISTORY, page 18 By JASMINE SACHAR The Dartmouth Staff

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Fraternity members say they do not believe the new alcohol policies will impact students during Green Key.

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Freshmen anticipate celebrating their first Green Key outdoor events. Waychoff’s roommate asked her father, an alumnus, about the weekRumors of outdoor activities and end’s events, but these inquiries heavy day-drinking have swirled have proved mostly futile. “He only said that there were lots among freshmen, and many said they look for ward to their first of fun events,” Waychoff said. “He couldn’t rememGreen Key weekber what any of ends, though they added they were “When [upperclassmen] the events were, unsure about the talk their faces light up and it was ver y weekend’s pur— they are really excited unhelpful.” G r a h a m pose. for it,” Aaron Athanas Churchill ’16 said “Honestly, I’m most looking for- ’16 said. “I think for the his father has told stories about ward to finding same reasons they look him his own Green out what the heck it is,” Kathr yn forward to it, I would look Key adventures. Waychoff ’16 said. forward to it as well.” One year, Andrew Churchill The only infor’81 and his friends mation she has received from upperclassmen was launched bottle rockets at Russell that events during the weekend Sage from the top of Hitchcock hall. Aaron Athanas ’16 said previwould likely feature alcohol. “One guy said, ‘I can’t do any- ous issues of The Dartmouth have thing Thursday because I will helped him better understand already be really drunk,’” Waychoff the weekend. He read one article that told readers to complete “the said. Pawan Dhakal ’16 said he had stacks” stage of The Dartmouth heard of Green Key but knew little Seven during Green Key, when the library is mostly empty. of the event’s length or activities. Athanas has also learned about “Is it like a family visitation the weekend through word of weekend?” he asked. Latrell Williams ’16 said that up- mouth. “When [upperclassmen] talk perclassmen have never explained its purpose, though other freshmen their faces light up — they are rehave told him that there are many ally excited for it,” Athanas said. “I By ZAN SONG

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Many freshmen have heard about Green Key from their older peers and are looking forward to the weekend. think for the same reasons they look forward to it, I would look forward to it as well.” Freshmen look forward to spending time outdoors over Green Key, including going on hikes. “I’m guessing a lot of people are taking this as an opportunity to

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daydrink, but I’m mostly looking forward to having a weekend with a festival, a time to sit back and relax outside with friends,” Churchill said. Athanas, a member of the varsity swim team, said he hopes to spend more time with the seniors on the

team before they graduate. Williams said he looks forward to a weekend of relaxation. “I think that everyone’s happy and not stressed out not like they usually are, everyone is willing to See FRESHMEN, page 18

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Non-Greeks host new, Safety groups prepare for weekend alternative social events By lily FaGiN

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While Greek life activities often seen as a central focus of Green Key weekend, the College has many alternative events planned, including live music on the Collis patio, the Mr. and Mrs. Big Green show and Dartmouth Outing Club trips. The Green Key Society planned a series of events for Thursday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Collis Center, beginning with the sixth annual Mr. and Mrs. Big Green Show in Collis Common Ground. This was the first year the competition, held usually on Winter Carnival, is scheduled for Green Key Weekend, society president Andres Ramirez ’14 said. “I think this shows a really great side of Dartmouth for people who really like Dar tmouth and are proud of it,” Ramirez said. “You can really see that enthusiasm in the audience. As for the other part,

if you’re not into hot sweaty basements, One Wheelock is a really good venue to chill.” Winners received a cash prize to donate to the charity of their choice. A panel of judges evaluated student talents such as rapping, singing and circus acts as well as pose silly questions to entertain the audience. The Mr. and Mrs. Big Green Show normally attracts about 200 hundred students, said Anna Hall, associate director of the Collis Center. A casual student dance took place in One Wheelock from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event was new to Green Key this year and offered alcoholic drinks for students over 21. As a transition between the Mr. and Mrs. Big Green Show and the party in One Wheelock, Ramirez said the Green Key Society held a barbeque at 9:30 p.m. in the baseSee NoN-GReeKS, page 19

In order to accommodate the weekend’s heigthened risks, campus health and security organizations will expand their usual efforts, with extra training sessions and increased vigilance. Safety and Security provisions for Green Key weekend include increasing the number of officers patrolling each night and coordinating with the Hanover Police Department, Dartmouth Emergency Medical Ser vices, Green Team and the Office of Residential Life. Safety and Security director Harr y Kinne said the number of arrests and Good Samaritan calls over Green Key mirrors the higher number of parties compared to other weekends. “There’s always a number of arrests usually for possession by consumption,” he said. Last year, Hanover Police made 17 arrests and Safety and Security responded to 36 emergency calls. Hanover Police also received calls about two sexual assaults that occurred over the weekend. These arrests often occur when students bring alcoholic drinks outdoors, as Hanover has an ordinance prohibiting this, Kinne said. Safety and Security also spends

more time monitoring parties during the day, like Phi Delta Alpha fraternity’s annual block party. “We’ll be doing a lot of party checks,” Kinne said. “We sort of change our routine, and spend a lot more time outside.” Green Team will be monitoring parties throughout the weekend,

board member Victor Hollenberg ’14 said. “In any given weekend, we’ll work anywhere from one to four or five events or even more depending on how many are registered,” he said. “As far as any big weekend See SaFeTy, page 14

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Safety and Security will have more officers on duty and will work with other campus safety organizations to increase vigilance.

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Green Key weekend plagued by law breaking, antics By JESSICA AVITABILE

While a variety of student and visitor criminal activities have occurred during Green Key, the laws broken have changed as the weekend’s events and participants evolved. According to a 1986 article in The Dartmouth, there were three years in the early 1930s when Green Key was canceled as a result of the actions of Lulu McWhoosh, a date at the 1931 Green Key weekend who rode naked on a bicycle around campus. When the weekend was restored in 1934, Green Key Society president Robert Michelet ’34 wrote an open letter to campus published in The Dartmouth that requested that students remain on their best behavior. “The granting of permission to hold the 1934 Green Key Prom was based upon a mutual understanding of good faith between the Administration and the Student Body,” Michelet wrote. “It seems almost unnecessary to reiterate that not only the financial welfare of Green Key, but the reputation of the College is at stake.” The weekend also faced trouble when 166 students from Colby Jr., now known as Colby-Sawyer College, admitted to consuming alcohol on school grounds the weekend


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Students drag each other through the dirt during the human chariot races of past Green Key weekends. before the 1948 Green Key. Colby’s president and the Colby Superior Court voted that all 166 students be confined to campus for a full week, despite the fact that 301 Dartmouth men signed a petition requesting that the girls still be permitted to attend. Needless to say, many fra-

ternity brothers were disappointed. In 1954, more serious violations of the law occurred when 69 students and their dates were found playing golf at 4 a.m. Hanover Police Captain Theodore Gaudreau closed the golf course under the charge of “misuse of the town’s normally

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afforded pleasure privileges,” and impounded golf coach Tommy Keane. The arrests followed a tip from earlier that night. “Chief Fergusen had been cruising about the area at his customary hour of 3 a.m. when he noticed the

faint aroma of ‘Seduction’ hovering over the eighth green,” The Dartmouth reported. “Stopping his horse and carriage, Fergie apprehended a student in the middle of the green roasting hot dogs. Fergie See ANTICS, page 19

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Local businesses look Young alumni return for weekend By AMELIA ROSCH The Dartmouth Staff

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Hanover hotels, restaurants and stores all expect soaring sales over Green Key weekend due to alumni visitors and student excursions into town, they said. Local business owners and managers said they are confident that regular staff will be able to meet the increase in demand with extra shifts and hours. Hanover Inn general manager Joe Mellia said that rooms typically sell out for Green Key weekend and spring reunions. The hotel schedules its staff according to the number of rooms booked for a weekend and thus does not

predict a problem operating at full occupancy, although some workers may be called in for extra shifts, he said. Mellia said he hopes Dartmouth students and returning alumni will enjoy dining at Pine, which opened for dinner at the Hanover Inn in March and was part of its larger renovation process. “Pine’s been open for a month, and we’ve seen tr emendous results from students, staff and community members,” Mellia said. “We would anticipate that alumni coming in for Green Key would want to experience this new addition to Hanover and to See BUSINESS, page 11

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Dirt Cowboy Cafe is one of the many Hanover restaurants, stores and hotels that expect to see profits soar over Green Key.

Spring weather, reunions and many other events draw what is typically a younger group of alumni back to campus for Green Key. In an effort to attract alumni back to the College for the weekend, the Hill Winds Society will host an event on Saturday, Anoush Arakelian ’14 said. Student country band Chuck may perform. Many older alumni will return for Green Key to attend the Alumni Council’s spring meeting. Catherine Roedel ’12, a former Hill Winds member, said the event will appeal strongly to older alumni. “They like talking to current students,” Roedel said. “Younger alums tend to feel more connected

to the College, while the older alums like to compare their experiences.” Past events included golf tournaments and formal dinners. The Alumni Relations of fice

“I think it appeals to more recent graduates because the events like Phi Delt’s block party and AD’s lawn party draw a younger crowd, as it is crowded and loud,” Anoush Arakelian ’14 said. will not hold any events due to Green Key’s emphasis on the undergraduate experience, Derrick Smith, assistant director of young

alumni and student programs, said. Alumni who return for Green Key tend to be younger than those who attend other big weekends. “I think it appeals to more recent graduates because the events like Phi Delt’s block party and AD’s lawn party draw a younger crowd, as it is crowded and loud,” Arakelian said. She said that the older alums who visit the College for Green Key tend to come because of the Alumni Council’s spring meeting. Green Key’s heavy undergraduate focus contributes to the lack of alumni with young families who visit. Unlike other big weekends, Green Key has less emphasis on specific college traditions and more on having fun. See ALUMNI, page 17

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Other Ivies celebrate spring with parties, outdoor concerts By Sean COnnOlly

Although Green Key weekend is often seen as a unique Dartmouth tradition, it is but one spring weekend among many held nationwide. Other Ivy League schools also host outdoor party weekends with outdoor performances. Yale University’s campus was filled with music at this year’s Spring Fling Concert on April 29. Performers included Best Coast, Grouplove, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and RL Grime. The Yale College Council and Spring Fling committee organized the concert. Freshman Timothy Follo said the concert was enjoyable but was limited due to the changed final exam schedule. The concert is typically planned for the first day of the week-long reading period before finals. This year, the period was cut short, hurting attendance. “There were only 1,000 people on the quad at any given time,” Follo said. The concert itself, he said, was excellent and featured a wide variety of performances, including student DJs and bands. “It was a blast, but I was disappointed that academic requirements got in the way,” Follo said. “I had an oral exam the next morning.” Columbia University held a similar music concert at their spring music festival, called Baccahanal. The festivities culminated with a free concert,

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Cornell University students celebrated Slope Day on May 3, with warm weather and a performance by Hoodie Allen. headlined by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and DJs Flosstradamus on April 13. Freshman Anne Scotti said it was a positive class bonding experience. “Overall I think it was a really successful week,” Scotti said. “Bacchanal was really good — it was nice to see

the whole campus come together.” The event was moved to morning rather than the afternoon as originally planned, and Scotti added that Macklemore’s performance was the highlight. “At one point he was standing on the crowd,” she said. “People were so

excited, and people were so drunk.” The University of Pennsylvania held its Spring Fling on April 12 and 13. The main event was a concert held at the university’s Franklin Field, with featured Tyga, Janelle Monae and DJ Girl Talk. Spring Fling is typically held two weeks before finals.

Freshman Kyle Grigel said that though the concert is planned for the weekend, the event tends to go a little longer. “It dominated the entire second half of the week,” he said. “Most of the time it’s four or five days — professors are very good about it.” Spring Fling featured the formal concert with its headlining acts, which required paid tickets, and free music events on the quad. “Generally, it was a cleaner Fling than it’s historically been,” Griegel said. Princeton University hosted its biannual Lawnparties on May 5. Lawnparties, held right before reading period, has open music acts and festivities on the lawns of Princeton’s eating clubs. This year’s headlining act was Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Freshman Conor McGrory said the main idea behind Lawnparties is to dress up in a preppy manner to satirize a Princeton stereotype. “It’s supposed to be a total exaggeration,” he said. “Some people carry croquet mallets around to try and reinforce the stereotype.” Harvard University hosted Tyga at its annual Yardfest on April 13, despite controversy provoked by what some saw as his misogynistic lyrics. Brown University held its Spring Weekend from April 19 through 21, while Cornell University celebrated Slope Day with a performance by Hoodie Allen on May 3.

Green Key Society has new role, plans events for alumni By MIChael RIORdan The Dartmouth Staff

The Green Key Society plans events during the College’s major weekends to promote campus unity. Founded in 1921 to provide the junior class with campus leadership roles and ser vice opportunities, the society is tr ying to revitalize its role in campus life. This year, the Undergraduate Finance Committee voted to allow the society to coordinate programming with UFC-funded organizations, allowing the group to streamline the calendar of Green Key events next year, society copresident Rohail Premjee ’14 said. Since the weekend’s scheduled events often overlap, the society will now be able to contact individual organizations, including Programming Board and fraternities, to resolve time conflicts. As an independent organization, the society relies on fundraising and personal donations to maintain its budget, which typically fluctuates between $8,000 and $12,000, co-president Andres Ramirez ’14 said. The organization has planned two events for Green Key. On

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The current delegation of the Green Key Society is working to make the organization more relevant to alumni and campus life. Thursday, the society held the annual Mr. and Mrs. Big Green event, awarding the two winners a prize to donate to the charity of their choice. Later that evening, the society hosted a formal dance party in One Wheelock. In 1927, the organization held

a Green Key Society Ball, one of the weekend’s main social events. The society has adopted a “three-prong” approach to expand its reach to campus, Premjee said. It added opportunities for bonding among its members, increased outreach events with faculty and

administrators and continued to assist with events during big weekends. Last summer, Premjee organized a retreat to promote inter-delegation bonding. He also hosted informal discussions with administrators, including Dean of

the College Charlotte Johnson. “While Class Council focuses on class bonding, we focus on campus unity as a whole,” he said. Premjee said that the Class of 2014 delegation has improved the See SOCIeTy, page 14

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the Hanover Inn.” Other Hanover eateries such as the Dirt Cowboy Cafe, Boloco and Ever ything But Anchovies are expecting an influx of costumers during Green Key as well, according the restaurants’ representatives. Acording to Boloco general manager Matt Taylor, sales will depend partially on the weather during the weekend, with better weather leading to more sales. He said that sales spike the most during Homecoming, but he expects Boloco to experience a sales increase of up to 50 percent over normal profit margins for the weekend’s business. At Ever ything But Anchovies, owner Maureen Bogosian said that sales could increase up to 40 percent. She said that this increase would be spread across the store’s catering, deliver y, pick-up and walk-in business. “Spring at Dartmouth is our busiest season,” Bogosian said. The Dirt Cowboy Cafe expects a simiarly sized increase to its sales over Green Key, according to cafe owner Thomas Guerra. “It’s a phenomenal weekend for the Cafe,” he said in an email. “We typically ser ve 50 percent more customers than other weekends.”

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Nigel Leeming, who owns Murphy’s on the Green and 3 Guys Basement Barbecue, said both restaurants will see an uptick in customers over Green Key and longer dining hours. “We already have a dinner wait, so it will just get longer,” Leeming said of Murphy’s. “Instead of 5:30

The Dirt Cowboy Cafe also expects a similarly sized increase to its sales over Green Key. “It’s a phenomenal weekend for the Cafe,” owner Thomas Guerra said in an email. “We typically ser ve 50 percent more customers than other weeekends.”

to 8:30 we might have 5 to 9:30.” Leeming added that 3 Guys might see a greater increase in clientele than Murphy’s due to its younger crowd. Clothing stores in town like the Dartmouth Co-op and Traditionally Trendy expect strong sales on Dartmouth apparel over the


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weekend as well, representatives from those stores said. Traditionally Trendy owner Rocio Menoscal said that her store could see a sales increase of up to 20 or 30 percent over Green Key weekend. Green Key also marks the beginning of an increased spring sales period that includes graduation and reunions, Menoscal said. Popular items include Dartmouth logo apparel, diploma frames and other memorabilia, she said. While Dartmouth Co-op owner Gene Kohn ’60 said he could not provide an exact percentage of the store’s projected sales increases, he said the Co-op would be expecting an uptick during Green Key and reunions. He said the store’s highest demand weekends were in the fall, however, during Homecoming and weekends with football home games. “There is no question that football weekends and Homecoming in particular are more important from a sales perspective than Green Key, but I certainly wouldn’t want to trade,” he said. Store owners and managers did not expect any challenges in providing ser vices or deliveries over the weekend, although Taylor said that Boloco does not make deliveries to Webster Avenue during the Friday of Green Key.


Many alumni return to Hanover looking forward to nostalgic treats from Lou’s, resulting in increased sales for the restaurant.



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Last fall, The Dartmouth interviewed freshmen on what they knew about Green Key. While none of them had experienced the festivities, a few of them articulated the weekend’s purpose fairly well, calling it “another excuse to have a big weekend!” Students often change their minds about many aspects of Dartmouth throughout their timehere, but whether you are a freshman, senior or alumnus, it’s unlikely that your perspective on Green Key will evolve.

“Compared to our other big weekends, Green Key is the one with the least meanin

weekend to relax and weathe long for.”

With several Green Key weekends under his belt by his senior spring, Michael Sanchez ’13 echoed the idea that the weekend’s primary goal is to have a good time. Like many students, he always enjoys the block party held by Phi Delta Alpha fraternity, and looks forward to new events such as Programming Board’s concert on the Gold Coast lawn.

Like her classmates, Sophie Choi ’14 is anticipating the weekend for its ample opportunities to be outside without feeling guilty for slacking on work.

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to de-stress from early stages of spring so long and painful.”

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Woody Eckels grew up in Hanover and is now the director of Residential operations. Having witnessed the College’s many Green Key weekends, he is well aware of the activities that students engage in, as well as the repercussions for his department.


to keep the quality as good as we put more staff on, but the problem is the size — you many people on.”

“At one time, we were open 24 hours

While dorm mischief might seem like little more than a good story when Monday rolls around, for custodial services, such activity results in a lot of extra cleanup. Residential operations typically has extra staff on duty for the entirety of Green Key. Eckels anoted that “non-facilities issues” arise more frequently. While students are familiar with undergraduate advisors on shifts during big weekends, a community director is also on call to handle situations that might arise.

The lack of diversity in students’ opinions on Green Key likely signals the fact that it is universally loved. But while we do not often think about it, our several days of celebration might have an entirely different connotation for others at the College and in the greater community.

students falling down the stairs or throwing up in the bathroom.

and graduation, the restau-

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about one of the most hyped soon-to-be graduates planning to attend Dartmouth in the fall like Katherine Bradley, it is only natural to want to be aware of what the next year will bring.


DINING // Dining Services director David Newlove’s concept of Green Key is fairly similar to that of the student body, an outdoor celebration with an ambiguous theme. Given that students both eat and work at the College’s dining halls, it is logical that the weekend brings certain accommodations from DDS.

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do that anymore,”

ends near the end of spring.

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RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS he said. “And we see DIRECTOR WOODY damage in the buildings ECKELS on that weekend.”

long weekend of par-


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kids who attempt to go

eaters, but for people who

said. “Usually, they

is that Green Key is sort of like the

the spring,” she said. “People start partying KATHERINE early in the afternoon BRADLEY and keep it going all weekend long.”

KATHERINE BRADLEY heard a few stories of

windows or things like that.”

students attempting to houses is often prob-

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Campus security, EMS collaborate Society participates in big weekend activities SAFETY from page 7

is concerned, those are our busiest weekends in any given term.” Green Key is particularly busy for Green Team, with events scheduled not only on weekend nights, but also throughout the week and in the daytime. This year, Green Team is considering introducing a more flexible component to their current monitoring system to supplement existing security measures. Green Team typically monitors registered events, and the group is now looking to increase their presence. “We may be implementing a kind of mobile Green Team, where people go from event to event responding depending on how they’re needed and adjust to the needs of the night or evening,” Hollenberg said. This idea is still being developed, but Green Team leaders have been considering it as an ef fective means of maximizing their staff for almost a year, Hollenberg said. Green Team also plans to hold a “refresher session” in order to bring current staff up to date and train new members. At parties, Green Team aims to minimize potential risk to students by helping to monitor alcohol

consumption. “We’ll go to those events and work with the houses to ensure that it is as low risk of an environment as possible,” he said. This entails coordinating with the Health Promotion Office at

At parties, Green Team aims to minimize potential risk to students by helping monitor alcohol consumption. “We’ll go to those events and work with the houses to ensure that it is as low risk of an environment as possible,” Victor Hollenberg ’14 said. Dick’s House, Safety and Security and Sexual Assault Peer Advisors. “We wouldn’t be able to do it without other organizations on campus,” Hollenberg said. Dartmouth Emergency Medical Ser vices will also increase its activity over the big weekend, director Nicholas Valentini ’13 said. “We’re not doing a lot more to

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prepare than normal because we already have a lot of the structure in our emergency response, but we do add on an additional crew, specifically on Friday night and Saturday night,” he said. “If we star t experiencing more calls, we’ll call them for help.” EMS operates nonstop from Thursday night through Sunday night. The group responds to a number of calls related to injuries and illness, including those due to intoxication. After Safety and Security officers receive a call for someone in need of medical attention, they page EMS to aid specifically in initial assessment and stabilization. Dick’s House also works with EMS over Green Key. “We put some of our [emergency medical technicians] in the inpatient depar tment at Dick’s House just to help out the nurses there with the increased patient load,” he said. Safety and Security aims to make it as easy as possible for students to have access to the help they need, Kinne said. “We want to make sure that if there’s any problems whatsoever they feel comfortable calling,” he said. “We approach ever y situation in the same way — we’re concerned about students’ safety.”

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tion to recent outreach efforts. “It’s proven that Green Key group’s organization. Society is turning around for the “In the last few years, Green better,” Premjee said. Key Society lost its place and didn’t Rex Woodbur y ’15, who sucknow what it was doing,” he said. cessfully ran for a Green Key SociRamirez said ety position, said he hopes that the he appreciates Rohail Premjee ’14 Class of 2015 delhow members inegation will estab- attributed the greater teract with other lish a “concrete participation to recent classes, leading goal” for the or- outreach efforts. “It’s the Homecoming ganization. bonfire sweep and proven that Green The group welser ving as ushcomes 30 mem- Key Society is turning ers at Commencebers for each class around for the better,” ment. delegation. While “I just want to he said. most are chosen contribute to what through a nomimakes Dartmouth nating process, 12 members are special,” he said. elected by their class. 2015 Class Council president This year’s elections, held Justin Sha ’15 said in an email alongside the student body races that he formally applied for the in April, were unusually com- position even though the Class petitive. The increased interest re- Council president is automatically flects the organization’s potential invited to be a member. He hopes to grow and become more active to increase involvement in the in campus life, Premjee said. He planning process for sophomore attributed the greater participa- summer events.

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Administrators have altered College alcohol policies, prompting Greek houses to be extra vigilant with over Green Key.

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Students groups perform, entertain during Green Key CONCERT from page 4

doing one overarching narrative, so it will be interesting to see how people view it,” Hernandez said. “I’m looking forward to seeing how it plays out.” Each performance will take on a

group or theme from the television series. “The main plot of the step show is that every group is fighting for power and control,” Sheba codirector Gabriela Maica ’14 said. “By the end, all groups will come together and head toward one, uni-

fied goal.” Hernandez said the step show holds importance for the College outside of its entertainment value. “It is a good way for multi-cultural groups, fraternities and sororities to show how positive they can be through dance,” Hernandez said.

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The Brover tones per formed with other musical groups in previous weekends.

At 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, the starting to love it,” Colwell said. “It’s Handel Society will perform Bach’s a sort of thing where immersing “Saint Matthew Passion” with its yourself in something and learning 100 singers, a 50-person children’s all of the details, notes and how chorus, a double orchestra and five various parts fit together makes it visiting soloists, Hopkins Center way better.” publicity coordinator Rebecca BaiSoul Scribes will host an open ley said. A second performance will mic night to allow returning alumni take place in Spaulding on Sunday to perform. at 2 p.m. “The poetr y The show will “The main plot of the community can present Bach’s be a little bit isoc u l m i n a t i n g step show is that ever y lated in Hanover group is fighting for life work, conso it’s nice to get sidered one of outside performpower and control,” the largest and ers, especially Sheba co-director most significant alumni,” Soul compositions in Gabriela Maica ’14 said. Scribes president classical perfor- “By the end all groups Anna Winham ’14 mance. Conducsaid. will come together.” tor Robert Duff, The weekend who completed will also include his doctoral treatise on “Saint Mat- a number of concerts at Greek thew Passion,” said he is anxious to houses. Alpha Delta fraternity’s share the work with the community. Lawn Party on Saturday afternoon “It’s a piece that gets done every will be headlined by DJ Viceroy and 30 years given the effort it takes to feature the student band Chuck. learn,” Duff said. “I look forward to “This year, it will be a little differhaving a better understanding of ent because we are on probation,” the intention of the composer, both AD president Siegfried von Bonin through the music and its meaning.” ’14 said. “No alcohol will be served, The time and effort that the but it will still be a fun time.” Handel Society has put into the Baauer and DJ Sliink will play at performance is improving their Chi Gamma Epsilon fraternity. appreciation, student manager Other performance groups did Kristen Colwell ’13 said. not respond to requests for com“I love the music, or at least I’m ment by press time.

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Alcohol policies alter Greek events, place houses on alert and are particularly high this year given recent events and the new Chi Gam’s decision to continue alcohol policies. “The College is ver y on edge holding Gammapalooza as a dr y and needs to do something ‘right,’ event. “We don’t want to assume this i.e. make an example of a house,” new risk,” he said. “Gammapalooza he said. Alpha Chi Alpha social chair and other concerts we may have — and other houses that hold Andrew Roberts ’14 said that there concerts — have decided to make is currently greater compliance with college policies and that these dr y events.” Allen said he does not forsee houses are being increasingly the new policies having any major conscious about their decisions effect on the weekend. He added during events. He added that the that the change in precaution will biggest change for many houses be more visible from the side of will be the random walkthrough those hosting the par ties than policy because it requires that houses register all events. those entering them. There will likely be a difference “Freshmen or people going to another house are not going in the volume of alcohol provided to see it as much as the brothers this year, not the number of events offered, he said. Houses will do a organizing them do,” he said. Interfraternity Council presi- better job at pacing events by not dent Gunnar Shaw ’14 also said that putting all their alcohol out at one the new policies would not cause time. Roberts said that the majority any major changes to Green Key of changes will be inconspicuous weekend. “I think ever yone sort of ap- to those who are not looking for proaches Green Key in the ‘let’s them. “It’s definitely true that it’s just have as much fun as possible in more visible to the outdoorsy and within the productive way,’ Nick Allen ’14 said that those house,” he said. so they might the stricter alcohol “People may not hinder some people from doing policies have informed notice a brother giving up an hour things that they Chi Gam’s decision of him having fun might have done to continue holding to do door duties.” in the past,” he Alpha Chi’s said. “But overall I Gammapalooza largest social don’t think they’re as a dr y event. event of the year, going to af fect “Gammapalooza and Pigstick — an anthings.” nual lawn par ty Although ideother concerts we held the first Satally ever y event may have — and urday in May — is registered and other houses that typically has over wristband r ules are carefully fol- hold concerts — have 1,000 people move ough it and lowed, it is difdecided to make these thr requires constant ficult to achieve dr y events,” he said. risk-monitoring, universal compliaccording to Robance with regulations, Shaw said. He said he hopes erts. The flow of people and alcohol that there will be an increase in is consistently under sur veillance registration and proper wristband during the party, and brothers are performing duties at all times, usage despite this. While event registration may Roberts said. With stricter policies in place, not increase, the safety measures taken within each house will defi- enforcement will be essential this nitely escalate, according to one year. “In the past we’ve had some fraternity president who wished to remain anonymous due to the issues, so our goal this year is a risk-free Pigstick,” Roberts said. sensitive nature of the subject. “People in each house — at least “The College makes it really easy the risk manager — will have to be to comply with rules because it’s responsible to make sure nothing all online.” Representatives from Sigma bad happens,” he said. “I think the College’s new alcohol policies will Delta sorority, Kappa Delta Epsiforce houses to be more careful.” lon sorority, and Phi Delta Alpha He said that stakes increase fraternity did not respond to reexponentially on big weekends quests for comment by press time. ALCOHOL from page 5

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New alcohol policies entail random walkthroughs, stricter standards from Safety and Security of ficers.


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Young alumni return to campus for parties, warm weather “It’s fun to go back out here because Dartmouth still feels like “Green Key is really more home, even though I graduated focused on Greek life and sort of last year,” Roedel said. “Coming revolves around that,” Catherine back is a really nice break from Roedel ’12 said. “Homecoming is working and the real world.” much more family-friendly.” Green Key presents an opportuPhi Delt alum Brendan L ynch- nity for younger alumni to reconSalamon ’10 has nect with friends performed at his whom they may fraternity’s block “The weather is always not be able to visit party in the past, nice,” Brendan L ynch- after leaving the but will be unCollege. Roedel Salamon ’10 said. able to attend said she is planthis year due to “Ever yone is so happy ning on spending a scheduling contime with friends the winter is over.” flict. who live in Bos“If I could ton whom she choose any weekhas not been able to visit often. end to come back, it would be The warm weather that comes Green Key,” he said. “The only mo- with springtime in Hanover is also tive of Green Key is fun — it’s the a large draw. most joyous of the big weekends “The weather is always nice,” here.” L ynch-Salamon said. “Ever yRoedel said that many of her one is so happy the winter is friends from her time as a stu- over.” dent at the College plan to attend Brittney Frankel ’12 will be Green Key this year. She said that unable to attend Green Key due returning to campus can be ver y to the timing of her pre-medical comforting for younger alumni school finals. due to the familiar nature of the “It was a sad, sad day when I College. realized this,” she said. ALUMNI from page 9

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Alumni returning for Green Key tend to be younger due to the weekend’s student-focused nature.

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dates all dressed up for a fancy dinner party at the Mitchell Lake Gun Club in Nor wich. On Saturday, the group spent the night at a lodge on the banks of Reser voir Pond. Sherman, a DOC trip leader, built the fire and cooked the meals for his friends. Sunday mor ning, Sherman woke up before ever yone else and slipped out for a lone canoe ride on the pond. “The lake was blue and smooth as glass, but all else was white,” Sherman said. “Smarts Mountain was gorgeous. Six inches of snow ever ywhere. Breakfast could wait. I wanted to savor the beauty of Dartmouth at its ver y best.” Hums, a singing competition between different campus groups that started in 1899, became another beloved Green Key tradition as the

competition became more humorous and satirical in the 1970s. Theta Delta Chi fraternity performed the winning song in 1976, titled “Our Cohogs.” With original lyrics to the tune of “This Old Man,” the song mocked female students, with lines like “Our cohogs, they play four/ They’re a bunch of dirty whores.” The song provoked widespread controversy on campus. Patrick Connolly ’85, an alumnus of Bones Gate fraternity, said that the Hums competition was the most memorable part of his Green Key experience. He recalls one song called “Phi Delt Man” performed to the tune of The Beatles’ “Nowhere Man.” Some of the lyrics included, “He’s a real Phi Delt Man/ Your boot covered porch is at our command.” Much like today’s Green Key weekend, Webster Avenue was


bustling with outdoor parties and pong tables, live music and opportunities for relaxation. Phi Delta Alpha fraternity hosted a band on their porch, which students gathered around. “The thing I remember most was the really relaxed atmosphere,” Connolly said. “The weather was good. It’s springtime. You’re hanging out with friends. It was a good chance to let your hair down, a last hurrah before you had to buckle down for finals.” Still, some alumni view Green Key as insignificant part of their Dartmouth experience. Economics professor Charles Wheelan ’88, an alumnus of Alpha Delta fraternity said it was far from a defining collegiate experience. “I don’t remember them ver y well,” Wheelan said. “I do remember it being a happy ritual of spring.”

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A crowd of students at a past Green Key celebrate with friends and drinks.

Freshmen unsure about Green Key FRESHMEN from page 6

have fun,” Williams said. “There is a lot of hype behind it, so I really do hope it will be fun.” Athanas also said that he believes Green Key will be a very inclusive time, given the weekend’s outdoor parties. “Nothing seems more inclusive than an activity outside,” he said. “The whole idea of the Greek system is that you are obviously going to


be specially bounded in the house, you can’t flip-flop between houses. When everyone’s outside, you can just walk around and meet people.” Despite his expectations, Athanas said he predicts that Green Key will not be his favorite big weekend. “I really think I will like Homecoming the most,” Athanas said, “There is nothing like the nostalgia of meeting people who have experienced the same things as you.” Waychoff said she enjoyed the

increased alumni presence and running around the bonfire 116 times during Homecoming, while Winter Carnival coincided with her birthday. “The thing about Homecoming is that it’s more ceremonial. It’s the moment you spiritually join the Dartmouth community,” Churchill said, “I think you get a sense for just how extensive the alumni network and the people who support the Dartmouth community is.”


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Groups plan non-Greek trips, concerts, comedy show NON-GREEK from page 7

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One Wheelock ser ves as a non-Greek space for students looking to enjoy their free time



ment of Collis. Collis porch will host various musical ar tists throughout the weekend as part of Collis Main Stage, with student groups, professional bands and DJs. Acts started performing as part of Collis Main Stage on Thursday afternoon. One of the non-student bands that performed is Yarn, Collis governing board co-chair Ishita Kala ’13 said. The Collis Main Stage performances continue Friday. Afterward, the Programming Board will hold a concert featuring ASAP Rocky on the lawn of the Gold Coast residential cluster at 7 p.m., and at 11 p.m., Collis After Dark

apprehended them and confiscated the hot dogs, rolls, mustard, cup cakes, coffee, Canadian Club, marijuana, heroin and Alka-Seltzer.” While Dartmouth Safety and Security and Hanover Police are currently the only organizations on patrol during Green Key weekend, extra officers from other counties were historically brought in to assist

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“It’s a good way to get outside during the good weather,” Cabin and Trail chair Andrew Milligan ’14 said of the two planned trips. dy show planned in One Wheelock with a professional comedian and student acts. Cabin and Trail has planned two overnight trips, chair Andrew

Milligan ’14 said. Both overnight trips will include a sunrise hike. “It’s a good way to get outside during the good weather,” Milligan said. The Dartmouth Mountaineering Club has planned at least one beginner climbing trip and the Ledyard Canoe Club has tentative trips planned for the weekend, depending on weather conditions and water temperatures. During prior Green Key weekends, DOC trips have attracted a fair amount of student interest, Milligan said. This year, participants will receive a free T-shirt, he said. Affinity houses will be holding events throughout the weekend, said Archana Ramanujam ’14, who has attended events in the past.

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arrested, five of which resulted from ambulance calls and nine of which were alcohol-related. Additionally, several students reported that multiple laptops and iPods were stolen from rooms in the McLaughlin residential cluster. In 2010, no students were arrested after a policy change prohibited officers from accompanying ambulances to arrest underage drinkers. Students are instead given a week to enroll in Hanover Police’s Alcohol Diversions program. Last year, police arrested 17 students over Green Key weekend and responded to 36 emergency calls. Of the underage people that were arrested, half of them were not students at the College. Safety and Security director Harry Kinne was not available for comment by press time.


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TRADITIONAL MAYHEM BY MARY ELIZA HARTONG Hooray, it’s almost Green Key weekend! Now what? For many students, all Green Key means is dusting off that cute sundress and stocking up on red solo cups. Bonus points if you remember to apply sunscreen. Unlike Homecoming and Winter Carnival with their oodles of traditions, Green Key can seem rather uneventful. However, it wasn’t always this way. Just ask your grandpa, or better, your great-great grandpa. In 1899, the College hosted its first Junior Promenade, and students invited dates from various women’s colleges. By the ’20s, it had grown into a weekend complete with a bonfire, a ball, concerts by the Dartmouth band and a bicycle parade. In 1921, the college entrusted the weekend’s events to the newly formed Green Key Society, a group dedicated to hosting visiting sports teams and other guests of the College. The guests of honor, or, as they were called, “the fair guests,” were the hundreds of dates brought up to campus and housed in Mass Hall for the weekend. Preceding their arrival, the women’s names were printed in both The Dartmouth and in national newspapers such as The New York Times. A date’s selection could have special meaning Jere Daniell ’55 said. “Most people were going into the military so bringing a date up senior year had more connotations,” Daniell said. “People expected you to marry your date.” Though marital pressures are absent from the weekend today, Daniell doesn’t believe things are all that different. “The weekend is still the same,” he said. “People still get drunk and have dates and try to make out.” No matter the year, students have always found plenty of shenanigans to get into. One tradition begun in the ’60s, the Sleep, involved students and their dates spending the night in sleeping bags on the golf course. This activity was unsurprisingly disbanded by the administration, said Bill Phillips ’71, who noted the stringent policies regarding



women. “In those days, you could be expelled from Dartmouth for having a woman in your room after 11 p.m.,” he said. Remembering other Green Key regulations, he cited the strict dress code. “As I recall about my freshman year, we were supposed to wear green and white beanies, and if an upperclassman caught us without our beanie, we were supposed to return to our dorm and get it,” Phillips said. “We sort of took that to heart back then. But by the spring of 1970, when the U.S. invaded Cambodia and protests sprang up all across the country, we were less inclined to wear our beanies and more inclined to wear bellbottoms, sandals and beads.” The biggest event, Phillips added, was the human chariot race around the Green, complete with egg-throwing spectators and plenty of mud. “They made sure to have the Green very muddy for this, so it was sort of a pig pen,” Phillips said. “People seemed to really enjoy it.” Other lost traditions include the Wetdown Ceremony, a ritual where seniors lined up on the Green and flogged the three lower classes as they ran, and the Hums, an interfraternity singing competition. Throughout the years, students have tried to start new traditions, such as the 1989 weekend that boasted a petting zoo and a dunking booth. Some traditions, such as “Old Timer’s Day,” a day for seniors to dress up, skip classes and cause trouble, were short-lived. However, while Dartmouth no longer crowns a Green Key Ball prom queen or holds bicycle parades, the students’ delight in warmer weather has not changed. This joy, said Phillips, is at the heart of the weekend. “Spring was a wonderful time to shed all our winter clothes and feel a lot more human.” So, my fellow Green Key-ers, go forth and be human. Just don’t forget the sunscreen.

’16 Girl: I love dessert, I love drinking and I love being lazy, but I can’t decide which one I love the most.

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Disclaimer: this weekend will likely not live up to your expectations. Green Key is touted as a weekend off, a holiday with no clear purpose other than to lay in the sun, drink in the morning and leave your books in your backpack. Sounds great, right? Well, no. In reality, classes do start again on Monday, finals are in two weeks and no invented college holiday makes drinking at 11 a.m. normal. If you’re not excited about Green Key because you are going to spend it in the librar y, you don’t like drinking or you are allergic to the sun, don’t fretYou may feel like you’re the only one, but you aren’t. And I promise, the stories you hear are often much more exciting than the events themselves. Do go to Gammapalooza though. You can do that on a study break, drink water, sit in the shade, and it will still be fun. Also, you can people-watch and likely see people constantly do embarrassing things. I’m not tr ying to be crass, and perhaps it’s just the jaded senior in me talking, but I don’t really like Green Key. Expectations make me ner vous. Social expectations make me more ner vous. Social expectations to be a bouncing ball of happy energy with no problems make me the most ner vous. I’ll tell you the stories of my Green Keys. Freshman year was wonderful. I danced. I laughed. I probably went to an Aires show and ogled over Henr y Luehrman ’12 (Hi Tyco!). Green Key was perfect freshman year.

But I was one of those unaware freshmen for whom ever ything seemed perfect freshman year. Sophomore year, I was about 100 miles from civilization on a bike trip across Alaska. The Saturday of Green Key, I woke up with my bottom lip swollen to five times its normal size. Some bug bit me in the night. I remember last year ver y well. Friday, I sat on the lawn in front of Beta and watched some band play. I wasn’t having fun, then I got anxious about not having fun, then I got anxious about not getting my work done. Then I went to the librar y. Saturday was a little better. I sat on the Phi Delt porch until the wee hours reminiscing with alums. It was surprisingly fun. To he honest, Green Key kind of scares me. Any weekend predicated on drinking, especially for seniors leaving in a month, is a recipe for self-destruction. I Good Sammed my best friend freshman year over Green Key. I don’t think my anxiety over the expectation to have fun is rare, and we often deal with this anxiety by drinking until we can’t remember what we did, but it must have been fun, because it’s GREEN KEY, MAN. There is one old tradition I think Dartmouth should being back — bussing in fun-loving ladies and gentlemen from other schools. New friends! Friends that you won’t have to awkwardly see in class on Monday! So, my advice: set your expectations as low as possible, and the weekend will actually end up being fun!


ANTI-FEMINISM ’14 Girl: If I got back into my childhood Neopets account, I would be happier than if I got a boyfriend.

’15 Boy: I can’t wait to take selfies with the new dog... dress it up... paint it.

’15 Girl: I mean, everyone is a little bit lesbian.

’16 Girl: In the grand scheme of spring term, is Pigstick like the pre-grame to Green Key?

’16 girl: You don’t understand, I was never allowed to be slutty in high school. I went to an all girls’ school.

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Through the Looking Glass


My freshman fall, I was homesick. Back in Chicago, I left behind my parents and my brothers, aged fifteen and one. I missed them in the desperate way that made me feel like someone was stomping repeatedly on my chest. You’re probably waiting for me to reassure you that it got better, that Dartmouth became my new home, that Skype is amazing technology and that’s all true, but I still choke up ever y time I leave them to get on a plane back to Hanover. You can chalk some of these tears up to my fondness for a good cr y ever y now and then, but I have found it quite sad to miss out on the little quotidian moments that constitute my brothers’ childhood. Johnny, my littlest brother, was the classic surprise baby. I was sixteen when my mom told me she was pregnant, and I laughed at what I thought was a really funny joke until she showed me the ultrasound images. Living in ver y close proximity to a pregnant person was at once hilarious, wonderful and terrifying — the best birth control around. I have fond memories of my mom rushing me to the car imploring me to drive her to Olive Garden RIGHT NOW because she was seized with an inexplicable desire for their crispy fresh salads. Another time, she burst into tears in the middle of T.J. Maxx upon hearing a particularly emotional ballad over the loudspeakers. I had to stop wearing my favorite per fume because it made her nauseous. One night, my family was lucky enough to witness a tiny foot dance along her stomach from the inside and I swear it was the most beautiful and incredible thing I have ever seen. Johnny was born at the end of my junior year of high school. Expressing this sentiment is perhaps a bit taboo at the stage in my life when my friends and I are focused on our careers and maybe even having it all, but I’m going to tell you a secret. Babies are fun. Sure, no one in my family slept for the first three months of his life, but giving Johnny baths in the kitchen sink, seeing his first real smile — which was, oddly enough, directed at my ceiling fan — and watching him learn how to walk and talk and dance were some of the best times of my life. The fun hasn’t stopped since. The little ninja always has new tricks up his sleeve, whether it’s offering up the name “Pretty Eyes” for our family’s new puppy, waking me up with imitation coyote howls or demanding we start Christmas morning at 6:17 a.m. Maybe you’re wondering why I’m telling you these stories. The short answer is, I love to talk about Johnny. The longer answer is a little more complicated, and is the product of the reflection that has accompanied my march towards the G-day that shall not be named. Being a sister has shaped the parts of myself that I am most proud of. I’m better at appreciating moments of joy in my world and prioritizing spending time with


Leaving Dartmouth triggers fears of the ever-changing real world, but it is important to remember that we are enough just the way we are. the people I love even when it isn’t “productive.” Yet as I come closer to graduating, I’ve realized, with some degree of panic, that the parts of my identity shaped by being a sister are some of the only parts I feel one hundred percent certain of. My relationships and experiences here at Dartmouth have challenged and problematized my beliefs in ever y way, including my conception of myself. Intellectually, I get it — it’s the role of a liberal arts education to make you question your own motives and examine your own biases. But on a visceral level, it scares me that I’m leaving our College on the Hill with many, many more questions than answers. Moreover, a lot of these questions are about the most fundamental parts of myself. I wonder if I am a better person than I was when I arrived, doe-eyed, on Robo lawn four years ago. I wonder about my values, and if my actions consistently reflect them. I wonder what the hell I want to do with my life and how I’m going to do it. I’ve had four years

to figure it out, but at the end of it all, I am left with less clarity than I started with. These crises bring me back to my brother. The last time I was home, I contemplated putting in a hoop nose ring. With the simple wisdom of a five-year-old, Johnny told me, “Hanny, I don’t want you to. I like you just the way you are.” I stared at him, struck by his unqualified love. And I realized how appealing it is to order, to systematize, to categorize, to make sense of ever ything to the point of resolution and tidy conclusions. Acceptance of ambiguity and fuzziness isn’t necessarily in my nature. Celebration of ambiguity? Even less so. While I do believe that it is a noble and important goal to tr y and be the best version of yourself, my little brother reminded me that I am enough just how I am, in all my confused, ambiguous, messy glor y. He reminded me that I could take a break from my running mental tallies of “Ways I Could Be Better” or “Important Life Questions That Need Figuring Out.” I think all of us can use a little reminder

of that. We are all enough. Not because of our potential. Not because one day maybe we’ll be great, or one day the pieces of our lives will suddenly snap into place. Not despite the ambiguities or uncertainties, but because of them. Dartmouth can be a tough place to believe this. Ever yone seems to know who she is, know what she wants, and be well on her way towards getting it. If that describes you, congratulations — but I suspect it probably doesn’t. We are all enough because of what we are right now and because we are living through the confusions and the questions.

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Stay Safe and Keep it Classy






KATE TAYLOR Dear Gardner and Kate, I’m coming up for Green Key. Are you excited to see me? — Ira Levent ’10 Gardner: I hate to be the one to break it to you, but no one is particularly excited to see you. Sadly, the Green Keys of coming back to see undergraduates who you knew well are behind you. It may be surprising, but current students aren’t as thrilled as you are about you coming back, drinking their beer, getting irresponsibly drunk and breaking things. Luckily, a trip to Stinson’s and the purchase of three or four cases of beer immediately changes the equation in your favor and makes you a welcome addition to campus. Kate: Additionally, you have reached the time where you can no longer crash in someone’s room for Green Key. Unless you are a relative, offering legitimate compensation or saved a ’13’s life on trips your senior year, find alternative housing. And no, that does not mean trying to hook up with a freshman by telling them they need you to “complete their decade.” They were literally in seventh grade when you arrived at Dartmouth. Dear Gardner and Kate, There’s a new study table along the windows just outside the entrance to Collis Cafe. It seats five, but has fifteen electrical outlets. What’s up with that? — Observant Owen ’16 Gardner: To be honest, Owen, you are the first ’16 to contribute a question that has any idea what (s)he is talking about. All year we have been fielding questions like “Is it a good idea to take a 9S, 2, 10A?” and “Do you think that senior boy I’ve hooked up with a couple times is going to take me to dinner with his parents next week?” These are questions that anyone who has been on an admissions tour could answer. Out of nowhere, you come in with this keen observation and submit it as a question just to show off. I back it 100 percent. Well done, Owen. Kate: However, if you thought we wouldn’t answer your clearly rhetorical question, you were mistaken. The fifteen electrical outlets clearly offer a currently untapped opportunity to utilize the entrance of Collis as a rogue entrepreneurial arena. Set up several alternative smoothie makers that allow for the use of peanut butter and avocados, as well as diminish

the traditional smoothie line. Then, gather some DASH sheets and reap the benefits of students forgetting it is effectively impossible to enter Collis any time between 11:20 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. Dear Gardner and Kate, I want to make sure I immortalize my last Green Key. More importantly, I didn’t get a good profile picture at Derby. How can I be photo-ready all weekend? — Facetimey Fannie ’13 Gardner: Since you failed to get a profile picture at Derby, I’ll do a quick refresher of the basics. If the weather is nice, exclusively wear sundresses and spend as much time outside as possible. Make sure that you always have a pair of sunglasses on hand if the glare could cause squinting. To maximize opportunities, try standing on things such as benches, porches and tree stumps while pointing at anyone with an iPhone or camera to summon their attention and get your picture taken. Everyone loves pictures of girls standing on things and pointing. Kate: Green Key photo do’s: “candids,” photos taken by the one girl in your house with a nice camera, group pictures of your freshman floor/ sorority/”reunion” of some sort for a

new cover photo, informative blacked out photos that will not be uploaded to Facebook. Green Key photo don’ts: actual candids, “action shots” of you poorly playing pong, photos of you hugging your nemesis while caught up in the spirit of the weekend, evidence you started crying while eating a Hot Pocket in Novack at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. Dear Gardner and Kate, I know you’re up late working on the column, but I wanted to stop by and tell you about all the awesome events that are happening on campus tomorrow. Hope you can stop by! -— D2U Daily Updates Gardner: Thanks for stopping by as usual to remind me that I’m not getting the most of my Dartmouth education. Well, for the first time ever, joke’s on you. Kate and I are calling your bluff and orchestrating the D2U challenge. Every day next week, we’re attending an event that we find in your daily digest of activities. Kate: We are? Gardner: Yes, we are. We’ll report back next week. Kate: Welcome to the long-awaited Bucket List 2.0. Please send pressing questions in need of moderately good advice to:

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Writing this column was incredibly difficult. What is there really to say about Green Key weekend? There are many parties. Some of them are outside, because the weather is often nice. Unlike Homecoming with its creepy rituals and Winter Carnival with its forced attempts at “being fun” — instead of dogs pulling the sleds, we’re using humans! — to make you forget that it’s colder than a well-digger’s ass, as my dad would say, Green Key is not a weekend of many gimmicks. The arrival of spring requires little celebration beyond simply reveling in good weather with good company. For some, enjoying Green Key means four days of beer and sun-soaked debaucher y. For others, it’s another weekend in the librar y. Regardless of how you chose to spend your weekend, I’ve created my own bucket list for you to spice up your Green Key. You might remember that last week, I challenged the concept of a bucket list and the way it can make us overly concerned with sharing what we did instead of simply enjoying the experiences themselves. Well, these might not be items you brag about, but the reward will be your own self-satisfaction. 1. Reveal the connection behind ASAP Rocky and Real Talk Dartmouth protesters and advocates. Speculation abounds amongst campus cultural pundits and conspiracy theorists on the parallels between the chorus of ASAP’s hit song, “F**kin’ Problems” — “I love bad bitches that’s my f***kin’ problem — and the “Dartmouth has as a problem” refrain chanted at the Dimensions show protest. 2. Befriend one of the musical performers and become their Dartmouth guide. Afroman might need some help, as on his tour schedule currently lists a concert in “Dartmouth, New Hampshire.” 3. Fly to France and bribe Major Lazer to play at Dartmouth. Offer the head of the swine roasted on Theta Delt’s lawn, a case of frozen Keystone and your firstborn. 4. Go to all of your classes. Seriously, we’re here to learn, people. 5. Pretend to be an obscure class year to fill someone’s Dartmouth decade. Like ’07s: who are they? They’re probably a commodity for those who have already, um, “welcomed” the ’17s and will be eager to “welcome” you back to Dartmouth, for as long as you can conceal your true identity. 6. Green Key can be ver y overstimulating. So many parties! Take some time for yourself and spend an afternoon (or day) down by the river. Don’t bring your phone. Tr y paddle-boarding? 7. Go rogue and actively avoid any and all “big” parties. Unless you are particularly passionate about being pushed around by inebriated, sweaty humans, or are tr ying to pull a Gatsby and woo someone with a lavish party, you probably won’t miss out on anything. Besides, Daisy would hate frats.* *I realize that the last two items are ver y antisocial, particularly on a weekend that revolves around socializing. Please ignore them if you are still at the stage in your Dartmouth career where you love all of your peers indiscriminately. 8. Realize how fortunate you are to be able to enjoy this weekend, if you are. It’s not the dominant narrative, but not ever yone is able to neglect all responsibility. The ability to forget, if only for a weekend, is a luxur y. 9. Reclaim one of Dartmouth’s old, misogynistic traditions. What about “outdoor sleeps” on the golf course? Yes, that’s exactly what it sounds like. People used to bring mattresses down there. Ladies, crown yourselves “Miss Green Key” and throw yourself a congratulator y celebration with much lots of wine and irony. Conduct your own “Green Key Sweetheart Search.” 10. ’13s: Weep with joy and nostalgia in a public place. But most of all, stay safe and keep it classy.

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1. “Same Bitch” – ASAP Rocky 2. “Luv Me, Luv Me” – Shaggy 3. “Rise & Fall” – Adventure Club 4. “Dum Dum” – Baauer 5. “She Won’t Let Me F**k” – Afroman


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