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Keggy the Keg is an unofficial mascot of Dartmouth College, created in the fall of 2003. Image File history File links Darmouths unnoficial mascot File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A keg is a metal container used to hold beer and other alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, carbonated or not carbonated, generally under pressure. ... Dartmouth College is a small private university in Hanover, New Hampshire, and a member of the Ivy League. ...


After dropping the mascot of the Indian in 1971 [1], Dartmouth adopted "The Big Green" as its official mascot. Given its ambiguity, lack of dynamism, and intangibility, the Student Assembly proposed a student poll in spring 2003 to decide upon a new mascot. While the Moose came in first in this poll [2], many students remained dissatisfied with the choice. Students involved at the Jack-O-Lantern Humor Magazine expressed interest in creating a mascot that "wasn't racist, biased or sexist, yet entirely unacceptable," [3] in an effort into forcing the administration into adopting a truly interesting mascot. They created Keggy, an anthropomorphic keg that reflects the controversial culture of drinking at the College. The Dartmouth Jack O’Lantern (sometimes spelled Jack-O-Lantern) was founded at Dartmouth College in 1908. ...

Keggy subsequently received media attention beyond the College, first at the Harvard University Crimson and later on such national media outlets as ESPN's Pardon the Interruption, Playboy magazine, and Collegehumor.com. Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... The Harvard Crimson, of Harvard University, is the United States oldest continuously-published daily college newspaper. ... ESPN, formerly an abbreviation of Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Pardon the Interruption Logo Pardon the Interruption (also known as PTI), is a sports TV show on ESPN filmed in Washington, DC starring syndicated newspaper columnists and longtime friends Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon of The Washington Post. ... Classic Playboy logo. ... Collegehumor. ...

Shortly after Keggy's introduction in 2003, a group of students stole the Keggy costume from its home in the Sigma Nu fraternity library and sent threatening notes to Keggy's creators, including photographs of the mascot bound and gagged with one black eye. [4] Some thought this to be a publicity stunt by the creators, but the mascot had truly been stolen. Keggy was eventually returned with minor damage to the costume. [5] // Excelling With Honor ΣΝ (Sigma Nu) is a college fraternity that has chapters in the US and Canada. ...

Current Climate

Even only slightly more than two years old, Keggy has become a fixture in student life. He has been largely adopted as the school's "real" mascot by, and many students wish for the College to officially recognize him.

At Dartmouth's annual Winter Carnival celebration, students named the snow sculpture of a large ship Captain Keggy's Carnival Cruiser.

Keggy has his own Facebook.com account, with over 1100 student "friends." [6] The former banner of Facebook. ...

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