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Corn maze and overly sweet apple pie

Corn maze and overly sweet apple pie

Last Saturday, my friend Paige and I went to a harvesting party with Ruth and Perry Swift, a couple we got to know through the International Friendship Family Program. The small and cozy party helped me get to know a lot more about American traditions! […]

Fall Photo Forage

Fall Photo Forage

For this blog post, I’ve decided to share some of my favourite photos that I’ve taken this fall. For those of you who don’t experience seasons, fall in Hanover includes tons of different colours and amazing daily temperatures. Some of my favourite things to do […]

The Prowess and Podcasts of the Dartmouth Alum Community

The Prowess and Podcasts of the Dartmouth Alum Community

Last year, the magazine Business Insider ranked Dartmouth’s alumni network first in the country. Spending four years in the woods (hyperbolically speaking) produces a connection between students and alma mater unparalleled at larger or more porous institutions where students are lost in the masses or […]

Spraining My Ankle Was The Best Thing Ever

Spraining My Ankle Was The Best Thing Ever

During O-Week — or orientation week — before my first fall term on campus, I managed the impossible. I sprained my ankle walking down a small incline on the way to the Choates, one of the freshman dorms on campus. I was on my way […]

Meet Professor Bill Philips

Meet Professor Bill Philips

This term I’m taking Film 33 Writing for the Screen I with Professor William Philips. With dozens of screenwriting credits in film and TV as well as experience directing, Professor Philips has enjoyed a long and successful career. He’s also a Dartmouth graduate as well! […]

Q: Where’s the best place to eat on campus? Any standout snacks?

Q: Where’s the best place to eat on campus? Any standout snacks?

A: My favourite place to eat on campus is at the ’53 Commons or Foco. I like to eat here because they have a good selection of gluten-free options (I have celiac) and it’s so fun to eat with all your friends. My favourite snacks […]

The Mysterious Machines of Physics 15

The Mysterious Machines of Physics 15

With all of the incredible, varied activities that I take part in on campus, it can sometimes be easy to forget that the real reason I’m here is to study. But with that said, classes at Dartmouth are nothing like they are at high school; […]

How to Deal With Getting Sick at College

How to Deal With Getting Sick at College

It’s week nine, finals are looming, papers are due, and I have fallen victim to the latest round of illness to circle campus. That’s right, I’m sick and it sucks. Because Dartmouth operates on a 10-week term system rather than a semester system, courses are […]

The Epitome of the Liberal Arts: Religion 60

The Epitome of the Liberal Arts: Religion 60

One thing that drew me to Dartmouth while I was getting recruiting and researching colleges, was the school’s very interdisciplinary approach to different subjects. As a high school senior, I had very little idea about what I hoped to study during the next four years. […]

Electing courses for my second term

Electing courses for my second term

The 10-week term passes by sooo fast! It’s not even been 2 months since I first met with my faculty advisor to elect my fall term courses, yet I’ve already found myself in her office this Tuesday to talk about my winter classes! I chose […]

Running, Walking, Thriving

Running, Walking, Thriving

Dartmouth’s green this Sunday was overrun with superheroes. Red capes, Batman masks, and Wonder Woman crests were ubiquitous among the hundreds from across campus and the Upper Valley who raced or supported the CHaD Hero. A fundraiser for the children’s hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, […]


Highlights

Meet My Floor

Meet My Floor

When I got my housing assignment for this year, I was super pumped. I was excited that I got my own room and that I was living in a dorm, Topliff, that was close to the gym. I was even more pumped when I found out that some of my closest friends were also going to be living in my building – better yet, a lot of us were on the same floor. This week, I asked some of my fellow floor-mates what their top 10 dorm essentials are. Here’s what some of them had to say:

Berit’s Room
  1. Berit: 
    Berit’s Decorations
    1. Coffee maker
    2. Water bottle
    3. Trail mix
    4. Sting lights
    5. Rug
    6. Throw pillows
    7. Mini fridge
    8. Seltzer water
    9. Mini vacuum
    10. Shower shoes
  2. Jack:
    1. Coffee maker
    2. Bluetooth speaker
    3. Mini fridge
    4. TV
    5. Desk lamp

      Colton and Jack’s Room
    6. Snacks
    7. Fan
    8. Water bottles
    9. Phone charger
    10. Extension cords
  3. Colton:
    1. Comfy bed
    2. Fridge
    3. Nice TV
    4. Cool speakers
    5. Microwave
    6. Posters
    7. Coffee maker
    8. Closet space
    9. Cool roommate
    10. Good organization

      Decorations in Colton and Jack’s Room
  4. Katelyn:
    1. Fridge
    2. Nutribullet
    3. Storage Containers
    4. TV
    5. Shoe rack
    6. Full-sized bed
    7. Rose-gold decorations
    8. Fairy lights
    9. HDMI cord
    10. Photos

      Lucas’s Room
  5. Lucas:
    1. Lots of snacks

      One of Lucas’s Dorm Essentials: A Bean Bag Chair!
    2. Beanbag Chair
    3. Projector
    4. Bluetooth speaker
    5. Decorative Flags
    6. Extra mattress for visitors
    7. Organizers for your desk
    8. Post-It Notes
    9. Keurig
    10. Water Filter
  6. Me:
    1. Lots of pillows
    2. Fluffy duvet
    3. Books to read that are unrelated to your classes
    4. Pictures of home
    5. A fan
    6. A carpet
    7. Snacks
    8. Mini-fridge
    9. Air fresheners
    10. Extra towelsI hope these lists and photos are helpful for when you are packing to come to school! Living in residence has been one of my favourite parts about being a student at Dartmouth!

       

      Here’s were I write most of my blog posts from – my bed!

-Jul