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Mind the (Age) Gap: Debunking Cougar Customs

At Dartmouth, we love our icebreakers, especially people that want us to bypass in a group and say a great reality about ourselves. To avoid the awkward minute whenever it is suddenly my change and I’ve mysteriously forgotten everything about myself, We have accumulated a small repertoire of fun facts i understand are foolproof. Listed below are my go-tos. My name that is last) means city of beetles in Russian; they filmed 30 Rock in my own apartment building; I’ve never ever broken or fractured a bone tissue (knock on lumber!); and the most popular — my moms and dads are 17 years aside. Yes, you read that properly. My mom had been taking her SATs whenever my father came to be on the other hand around the globe.

The age difference mattered little to me as a child. Really, it felt like i acquired the very best of both globes: a responsible mom who cared for my sis and me personally plus the young, fun-loving dad who constantly knew how exactly to celebrate.

Rahul Varma ’21 stocks an equivalent experience, though their parents have a somewhat less age gap that is extreme. Continue reading