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Page  The Dartmouth Review June 8, 2008

The Grand Old Seniors
Nicholas S. Desai

Though capping off his career with The Dartmouth
Review as Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Desai was first and foremost
a writer. He dissected the nuances of hipsterism [see TDR
1/9/06], plumbed the deep mind of Francis Fukuyama [see
TDR 10/5/06], and wrote the definitive account of Budd
Schulberg and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s trip to Winter Carnival
[see TDR 2/8/08]. Through it all his pieces have displayed a
trademark blend of wit, dialectic, and knowing pop culture
allusions. He also displayed a fine eye for talent, signing
the fiery, urgent, and utterly sincere writer Cate Lunt to a
regular column for the paper. Following graduation Mr.
Desai will continue to write, having secured an internship
with the Wall Street Journal.

Thaddeus E. Olchowski

Mr. Olchowski has been a Review stalwart since his
freshman fall. By the end of his freshman year he had risen
to the coveted position of soliciting Week In Review pieces,
in concert with Mr. Ceto. From there he rose to the top,
becoming president, the paper’s top business officer, in the
winter of 2007. A natural-born raconteur, Thaddeus Olchowski was never short for material. Whether he was getting
reinforced by NYPD-posing Puerto Ricans or parsing the
subtle differences between roasted and fried turkey, his tales
always astounded. Most of his stories would have surely been
deemed apocryphal had we not been there to witness many

of them. He wrapped up his harrowing Dartmouth career
in true Review fashion: finishing with classes last fall, he has
spent the last two terms skiing, golfing, and demonstrating
to the pure of heart what exactly it means to “hang out.”
After graduation, Mr. Olchowski will ply his talents in New
York, as an investment banker for Shattuck Hammond.
Douglas C. Ceto

A southern gentleman until the end, Mr. Ceto has been
with the Review since his freshmen year, when he and Mr.
Olchowksi strolled into our offices from their freshmen
year abode in the Choates, where they were roommates.
In his friendships and in his capacity as Review publisher,
Mr. Ceto was always the voice of reason, an anchor when
reason drifted into madness, as it did on so many occasions.
Mr. Ceto, for instance, on more than one occasion, not only
saved Review staffers from the throes of danger, but ensured
that the Review itself was not imperiled by distributing every
issue across campus, door-to-door. We will miss Mr. Ceto’s
loyalty, but it will serve him well in New York City, where
he will be working for the Bank of America as a financial
analyst.
Christopher J. Ryan Jr.

A recreational expert, Christopher J. Ryan, more
popularly known by as C.J., started his writing career at the
Review by bringing his expansive knowledge of summer-time

tradition to the pages of the summer issue. Mr. Ryan came
to the Review by way of the Daily Dartmouth, following in a
long and proud tradition of sober and disgruntled talent at
the Daily D finding a home in the inebriated arms of TDR.
An English major with creative writing experience, Mr. Ryan
has ghost-written numerous Barrett’s Mixologies, proving
both his comic wit and his delight in the more Dionysian
elements of life. As a sometimes contributor to the paper
but a constant contributor to the office, Mr. Ryan’s presence
will be sorely missed when he departs after commencement
and heads to the University of Notre Dame for his masters
degree with the Alliance for Catholic Education program.
Samuel F. Fisher

No fair-weather friend, Mr. Fisher has been a contributor to the Review since his freshman year. During his tenure
Mr. Fisher’s engaged in true investigative journalism, most
notably his reporting on the efforts made on the part of Hanover and Norwich to do away with Tubestock. With Mr.
Desai he also produced the hard-hitting review of the SEMP
policy, calling it out for its disconnect with the reality of campus, and highlighting the broad-based dissatisfaction with
the policy. A champion on the pitch, Mr. Fisher has made
sure that the Review’s attachment to the rugby team, and the
old school, is never more than an arm’s length. This fall, Mr.
Fisher will be in New York City where he will be promoting his old school ways at the management consulting firm,
Applied Value.
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