Is it just us, or is the weather around here getting weirder and weirder? We wake up and the sky appears to be sun-drenched and warm. Happily we don our t-shirts only to be left shivering on the way to Denny by midmorning. It's bizarre, and it's really cramping our style.
At least the lingering cold is preventing an early onset of Morgan Field sunbathers and girls who seem to be confused about what constitutes a “skirt.” On a more serious note we do think the changing climate is a pretty worrisome topic. This month the square brings you an update about the state of sustainability on campus, suggestions for some eco-conscious events to attend, and a preview of this year's Weiss Prize play which just so happens to be about the perils of global warming.
But, if you're feeling the need for a break from all of the eco-mania perhaps you could check out Maribeth Fischer's newest novel or listen to hip music. If that fails, there's always Adderall or sheer idleness to fall back on. Life can't be all fun and games, however, which is why we've included some coverage of an issue that appears to be on everyone's minds recently: the Pennsylvania primary. Later this month, our home state will play a crucial role in determining who will be the Democratic nominee and likely President. In other words, it's an important event to follow. Take a look at the review of Bill Clinton's visit and the commentary on Democratic typography to educate yourself before you fill out your ballot on the 22nd.
So no matter what mood the Carlisle weather gods are in this month, we're leaving you with quite a remarkable array of things to do and to think about. There's plenty of room for fun– both of the academic and, ahem, less scholarly varieties, prior to the rush of finals, Senior Week and graduation. If you're an underclassman, enjoy the time you've got left with the Class of 2008 before they all leave these limestone walls and are lost forever to the dangers and pressures of the ‘real world'. If you're a senior, ignore that last comment and spend your remaining time here at Dickinson thinking about the sweet freedom you'll be enjoying in a mere five weeks. Either way, happy spring, dear readers, and keep on reading!