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Would you please: free me from this cursed existence by giving me a small snail shell and the still-beating heart of a salamander? Quoted: My Father

 

News:

*I am trapped in a glass jar and everyday I must write vox daily and send it out at one am or else I evaporate.

*It becomes more and more difficult to fit all the information into one email.

 

Announcements:

*I was cursed when I was a young boy and am trapped in this feeble existence.

*The wart-fingered crone cursed me when I walked into Occom commons and said aloud, “wait, there’s no pond here.”

*Alas, I became indentured to work for her forever.

*She has assigned Vox daily to me. This is because she has no voice and this voice is the only one I have.

*Students may not use staff parking lots.

*Outside of writing Vox Daily, no words may escape my mouth.

 

Events:

*I require a small snail shell and the still-beating heart of a salamander to break this curse.

* Vaughan Recital Series: William Ogmundson, piano (Bevan Dunbar)

*Anyway, please think of me this time when you read Vox Daily. I need your help. Please.

 

For all of today’s events, visit https://news.dartmouth.edu/events

 

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NEWS:

From “Me” <http://vox.dartmouth.edu/>

To: Everyone

Subject: Me, trapped in a glass jar.

 

I see the sun rise most mornings through the

Soft fog of my own breath. Sometimes I draw

In the fog with my finger, but it does

No good. Vox Daily awaits all the same.

 

From “Me”<http://vox.dartmouth.edu/>

To: Everyone

Subject: Me, writing these emails.

 

Writing Vox Daily is screaming into

A void. Who even looks at Vox Daily.

No one. No one. As far as I can tell,

No one. Please, read these odd emails for once.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

From “Me” <http://vox.dartmouth.edu/>

To: Everyone

Subject: Me, cursed as a young boy

When I was small, I would play outside frequently. How I miss those days! To swim in rivers and climb trees and run along the sidewalks! I dream about it sometimes.

 

From “Me” <http://vox.dartmouth.edu/>

To: Everyone

Subject: Me, cursed by a witch.

I did not know — innocent as I was!— that a great many years before my birth, my father had made a bet with the witch. In fact, they had been bitter enemies, frothing at the mouth with contempt for one another. My father prided himself on his sense of direction, and said, “no child of mine could ever mistake one place for another!”. The old sorcerer then asked him to bet that if any child of his confused Occom commons with Occom pond, she would have full possession of the child. Overconfident, my father obliged. And alas, one morning, I was running through the fields when the witch, in the form of a neighborhood boy, invited me to play in a pond then ran to the commons. You must imagine my confusion! Alas, I fell victim to her cunning trap and have been caught ever since.

 

From “Me” <http://vox.dartmouth.edu/>

To: Everyone

Subject: Me, indentured to write forever

Now I am bound by honor and magic to write as long as I exist, imprisoned here. Unless, of course, you save me from this curse.

 

From “Me” <http://vox.dartmouth.edu/>

To: Everyone

Subject: Me, with Vox Daily assigned

Vox Daily is my regularly scheduled prison. I will likely send out another today in penance. Please gift me a small snail shell and the still-beating heart of a salamander and I shall be free.

 

From “Dartmouth Safety and  Security” < Safety.and.Security@Dartmouth.EDU>

To: All Students, All Faculty, All Staff

Subject: Parking Guidelines

Staff lots are restricted to Dartmouth faculty and staff. Student vehicles must be parked elsewhere to avoid clogging traffic.

 

From “Me” <http://vox.dartmouth.edu/>

To: Everyone

Subject: Me, silent

Except this daily primal yell in email form, no words may escape my mouth.

 

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EVENTS:

 

From “Me” <http://vox.dartmouth.edu/>

To: Everyone

Subject: Me, in need

You now must understand my plea. I require, in a matter that transcends life or death, a small snail shell and the still-beating heart of a salamander. It is a spell, fortunately, without incantation. How I would love to roam free again! To smell spring air and feel wind on my cheeks! To speak to another person, face to face. Please!

 

From: “Bevan Dunbar” <Bevan.Dunbar@Dartmouth.edu>

To:   All Students, All Faculty, All Staff

Subject: Vaughan Recital Series: William Ogmundson, piano

 

Dartmouth College Department of Music and the Vaughan Recital Series present

William Ogmundson, piano.

Sunday, February 24, 4:00pm

Faulkner Recital Hall, Hopkins Center

Performing “American Beauty,” works by Gottschalk, John Philip Sousa, Scott

Joplin, George Gershwin, and Art Tatum.

 

More info: http://vox.dartmouth.edu/archive?id=41757

 

From “Me” <http://vox.dartmouth.edu/>

To: Everyone

Subject: My need of a small snail shell and the still-beating heart of a salamander.

Just, think about it, would you?

 

Faculty and staff may submit announcements and events for publication at

http://vox.dartmouth.edu/. Access to the VOX website is restricted to Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff. You will need to log into the site using your NetID.

Please.

– SL ’22