With little to no transition time from sophomore summer, it is now my junior fall! I trained to become a UGA (undergraduate advisor) or an RA for a freshman dorm during the interim. My freshmen are truly revitalizing my view of Dartmouth and getting me excited to experience new things this term. I had almost forgotten that each term at Dartmouth promises change, new activities, and new friends.
I am most excited about a few things this fall. First off is A Cappella auditions! My group, the Dartmouth Rockapellas are back on campus and recruiting like crazy. Tomorrow are our all day auditions. There are five groups that girls can audition for and the auditions go for three round and 24 hours. It is so much time, but so much fun. Our group has been raising money for the past three years to go on a service trip to Nepal. This year, our work has come to fruition and we are leaving in November to backpack across the country! Secondly, Women’s Forum is back in full swing. We are working on our upcoming weekly dinner and discussion series which will premier next week. Some of the topics include Title IX and a speech by Anne Marie Slaughter, author of the controversial article “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All.” (http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/07/why-women-still-cant-have-it-all/309020/) Lastly, I am SO excited about my classes. I am taking the Neuroscience of Mental Illness, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Costume Design. Each class has been equally as exciting and I cannot wait to dive further into the depths of my major.