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How to survive midterms at an Ivy

How to survive midterms at an Ivy

The 10-week term passes by really, really fast and midterm week has arrived before I even knew it! 2 tests and 1 paper all in one week (can you imagine that??) but (very unexpectedly) I survived! These are the few things that keep me alive […]

Five places you can’t miss on a visit to Dartmouth

Hey everyone! I can’t believe that we are starting week three of classes! Time flies when you’re having fun! This past weekend, my cousin came to visit me from Georgia! I was so excited to spend time with her and show her around our beautiful […]

How Dartmouth Financed Our Adventures

How Dartmouth Financed Our Adventures

Do you have an idea you have always wanted to realize? A pipe dream that has always seemed out of the question? Whether your curiosity concerns outdoor adventures or international projects, academic research or personal reflection, Dartmouth has funds to facilitate your initiative. To get […]

What do first years do on their first weekend here?

What do first years do on their first weekend here?

I wasn’t sure how I would spend my weekends when I got to Dartmouth, but it was busy right away! Here are a couple things I’ve done so far: 1. Go stargazing at the Golf Course: It was a spur of the moment, when I and […]

4 Best-Kept Secrets of Learning Languages at Dartmouth

4 Best-Kept Secrets of Learning Languages at Dartmouth

If you haven’t been able to tell by now, I LOVE traveling, meeting new people, and learning new languages. One of the things I was most excited about coming to Dartmouth was the opportunity to learn a new foreign language–and practice the one I already […]

Hanover? Where is that?

Hanover? Where is that?

Without a doubt, Hanover is in the middle of nowhere–but that’s the beautiful part. To be honest, I hadn’t heard of Hanover, New Hampshire until I considered coming to Dartmouth.  But even as a self-proclaimed city person, my experience “in the woods” is something I […]

Dance Like Everyone Is Watching

Dance Like Everyone Is Watching

This summer — my sophomore summer — I did something I never thought I would ever do. Something so radically insane, I still can’t believe I went through it. Even my mom still thinks it’s a joke. Yup, that’s right. I joined a performance dance […]

Late Nights, Labs, and Long Hikes

Late Nights, Labs, and Long Hikes

I always try to stay in contact with my friends back home, it’s a great way to avoid homesickness and remember your roots. But lately, I’ve been receiving tons of texts inquiring about just how difficult an Ivy League education must be. I feel like […]

WHAT. A. GAME!

WHAT. A. GAME!

Don’t stop believin’ 🎵 These are not just the words to Journey’s most famous song, but also the motto that Dartmouth Football has embraced thus far in the season.  Last week, the Big Green defeated UPenn’s Quakers, scoring a touchdown as time expired. This weekend was homecoming, […]

How to rock a college fair, according to a Dartmouth Admissions Officer

How to rock a college fair, according to a Dartmouth Admissions Officer

Hello Hello! My name is Ali Duke, and, like Vanessa, I am a new AO in Dartmouth’s office. I am currently writing this post while overlooking the mountains on a beautiful, sunny day here in Denver, Colorado. My travel regions include Dallas/Ft. Worth & Austin, […]

Dartmouth Cribs

Dartmouth Cribs

Housing is a college topic that’s not often talked about when applying to schools, so I’ll try to provide a little insight. After freshman year, most students live in college dorms selected via a randomized lottery. However, I live in Channing Cox in the River Apartments […]