Web Site Review: The Onion Comes to Hanover

Dartmouth’s campus is no stranger to controversial attempts at humor.  The Dunyun attempts to bring witty commentary to The Big Green’s tiny, oh-so-important corner of New England, laced with criticisms of some of Dartmouth’s most cherished traditions, such as drinking shitty beer andinteracting with wild-life.  Most of the site’s humor stems from its accurate parody of the social norms surrounding the Greek scene, and at times it paints uncomfortably accurate pictures of student life.  In poking fun at its own North Face-clad audience, however, The Dunyun occasionally toes the line between relevant (after-all, who hasn’t hooked up in the stacks?) and borderline offensive (I believe Haiti jokes are the realm of Rush and Cornell’s own Ann Coulter).  In fact, according to tipsters, some students have already expressed concern and notified the administration of their moral indignation at the flippant coverage of recent charitable efforts at the school.  Given the school’s recent string of mea culpas on behalf of its squash-match-ruining students, it will be interesting to see how much longer they will be able to keep up the good fight without apologizing for it.

  • d

    The actual Onion made fun of Haiti and nobody seemed to make Rush Limbaugh or Ann Coulter references. http://www.theonion.com/content/news/massive_earthquake_reveals_entire

  • d

    The actual Onion made fun of Haiti and nobody seemed to make Rush Limbaugh or Ann Coulter references. http://www.theonion.com/content/news/massive_earthquake_reveals_entire

  • D ’10

    Jason Bush kicks puppies for fun.

  • D ’10

    Jason Bush kicks puppies for fun.

  • D ’10

    Jason Bush pushes handicapped people’s wheelchairs into traffic.

  • D ’10

    Jason Bush pushes handicapped people’s wheelchairs into traffic.

  • Another D’10

    The Dunyun makes all of the same tired jokes about Dartmouth that the Jack-o-lantern has made bunches of times already in its own fake news issues. The fact that they couldn’t come up with a better name for it than “Hey, see? It rhymes with ‘Onion,’ which is also a humorous news site!” proves it’s triteness and unoriginality.

  • Another D’10

    The Dunyun makes all of the same tired jokes about Dartmouth that the Jack-o-lantern has made bunches of times already in its own fake news issues. The fact that they couldn’t come up with a better name for it than “Hey, see? It rhymes with ‘Onion,’ which is also a humorous news site!” proves it’s triteness and unoriginality.