Happy Halloween from Hanover!
This past week was filled with Halloween festivities, starting from Wednesday until last night. There were a bunch of small group events, but also bigger parties, a masquerade ball, pumpkin-carving contests, and a Halloween dinner at FOCO (the main dining hall). Even though it is week 7 already, and everyone is working harder than ever, Halloween was an outlet for everyone to go out and have fun.I am not sure if I have talked about this enough, but time here at Dartmouth seems to fly. Even though everyone is only taking 3 classes (which should feel easy, compared to the 6+ that one typically takes in high school), the classes here are so much more dense and concentrated. So yeah, Halloween was great because of this. This past week, too, 2 of my scheduled classes were cancelled, and suddenly I had this open time that I had no clue what to do with because my schedule is usually super tight during the week. And while I thought I would use that time to catch up on my TV shows or something, I actually visited the Hood Museum of Art- which is right on campus, and went to 4 oClock Tea at Sanborn Library- a Dartmouth tradition since the early 1900s, I should add. College really changes you, and especially a college like Dartmouth. I truly feel that the opportunities here make you a more intellectual, busier person. I love that!
PS: If you are reading this, there is a good chance that you have applied ED to Dartmouth. When I sent in my application, I knew that Dartmouth was my first choice, and yet I was not sure if ED was the way to go- it meant that I HAD to go here! If you are in this situation, and worried that ED might have been too eager, YOU MADE THE RIGHT DECISION! Dartmouth will be better than you ever imagined. Good luck! (And remember, there is a regular decision round too).