The Department of Theater's winter mainstage production, The Sweet Science of Bruising—which opened Feb. 21—gives audiences a ringside view of the challenges that faced women boxers in 19th-century England. The production, which follows the lives of four women from different backgrounds as they discover independence through boxing, is the American debut of the critically acclaimed 2018 work by British playwright Joy Wilkinson. The play runs through March 1.
Dartmouth students took their civic responsibility seriously on primary day, turning out in large numbers to cast ballots, hold signs, or just talk over their final decisions with friends, and even the candidates themselves. Voting at the Hanover High School polls went smoothly, with town officials helping more than 1,000 people, most of them students, through same-day registration, prompting one legal observer to call it "the most efficient registration of new voters, new registrants, I've ever seen."
Winter carnival featured one of the tallest and longest snow sculptures in recent years—a sea monster rising from a snowy Green. Ice sculptors competed for prizes, and snowshoe racers and human dog sledders vied for bragging rights. There were 99-cent lift tickets at the Skiway, a community party at Occom Pond, a parade by the Dartmouth marching band, and, at the Hop, the musical Winter WhingDing. (Photos by Eli Burakian '00, Robert Gill, and Seamore Zhu '19, Thayer '20)