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Today’s the day!

Today’s the day!

Dean Coffin has used up two green pens signing the ED letters … Early Decision notifications will be available today (!!) at 4 pm EST.

Reflections from a Dartmouth Mom

Reflections from a Dartmouth Mom

I had never even heard of Dartmouth before my daughter added it to her list of college prospects.  But this private Ivy League, tucked away in the little town of Hanover, New Hampshire, won her heart. We probably visited the campus at the worst possible […]

No Competition: Why I Chose Dartmouth

No Competition: Why I Chose Dartmouth

I ran in high school. I had no talent beyond perseverance, but I loved it. If you talk to me for more than five minutes (or, evidently, read a single blog post) my enthusiasm will become apparent. With some optimism and much summer training, I […]

I-can-still-remember

I-can-still-remember

As my first term here is wrapping up, I think it would be fun to have a low-key I-can-still-remember post 🙂 I can still remember that moment when I parted with my best friend as I left South Station to get on the Dartmouth Coach. […]

My favorite class is my hardest class

My favorite class is my hardest class

My favorite course this term (my only term thus far) is Power, Territoriality, and Political Geography taught by Professor Garnet Kindervater. In this course, we analyze the relationship between power and space, and how that is inherently tied to knowledge. To do this, we have looked at the works of Rene […]

VIP Pass to Rauner Library

VIP Pass to Rauner Library

Where can you check out Shakespeare’s first folio, a lock of George Washington’s hair, and original Dr. Seuss illustrations? Rauner Library of course. If you’ve ever visited Dartmouth, you’ve might have heard of Rauner Special Collections Library. Someone might have even raved to you about […]

Seven Standout Moments from Senior Fall

Seven Standout Moments from Senior Fall

Hello there! My final fall at Dartmouth has come and gone, so allow me to share seven highlights of my term: HCroo I wrote an entire blog post about my experience with First Year Trips and my experience being a member of this team, but […]

Books.

Books.

Books. As somebody entering college as a non-intensive reader, textbooks seemed like a major threat to my mental and emotional longevity. When I arrived on campus, it was definitely nerve-racking when I found out that I would be covering three physics books and a political […]

Post-Exam Jams

Post-Exam Jams

There’s no feeling quite like walking out of your final exam or submitting your final paper. At Dartmouth, we enjoy a significant interim break between fall term and winter term (6 weeks!). Many students also elect to take winter term as their “off-term” and won’t […]

A (long) Day in the Life

A (long) Day in the Life

Hello from Week 7! Midterms are still in full swing, finals are coming up soon, and the class offerings for next term just came out — what better time to do some reflection on what a typical day looks like for me? Students here take […]

Finding Community as a First-Gen Student

Finding Community as a First-Gen Student

Applying to college was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. I wasn’t sure how to fill out the Common App, didn’t know how to file FAFSA, or quite frankly do anything it took to apply to college. I am a first gen […]


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