Campus Life

Haw-aii ended up in Hawaii: Part 1

Haw-aii ended up in Hawaii: Part 1

Last year, I was lucky enough to go on a Dartmouth Outing Club Spring Break trip to Hawaii!! How did I get so lucky? Firstly, the Dartmouth Outing Club, the country’s oldest and largest collegiate outing group, is the formal organization that hosts most of […]

Coldness and Boldness

Coldness and Boldness

I remember the brisk, final days of winter term; late November winds blew across campus and every student scrambled to cut through every warm building to avoid the (barely) freezing temperatures, including myself. But now I’m here laughing, wondering what had ever gotten to me, […]

Winter Carnival ideas for people who don’t like winter

Winter Carnival ideas for people who don’t like winter

Unpopular Dartmouth opinion: I am not a huge fan of the cold. I don’t know how to ski or snowboard, and I think it’s absolutely frigid when the temps drop below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. That means, out of the three “big weekends” at Dartmouth (Homecoming, […]

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

While my definition of winter back home is when the temperature gets below 18 degree Celsius, winter at Dartmouth looks wayyyyy different. And except the (somewhat) awful cold and the black ice, I really enjoy the frosty beauty around campus. And if you’re an Instagram […]

Is it easy to make friends at Dartmouth? What aspects of Dartmouth promote close friendships?

Is it easy to make friends at Dartmouth? What aspects of Dartmouth promote close friendships?

Most of my close friendships at Dartmouth have been formed through joining different clubs or groups I was interested in. For me, joining the women’s water polo club team my freshman fall introduced me to a community that’s been my go-to  throughout my four years […]

‘Tis the season to be sledding

‘Tis the season to be sledding

It can be easy to spend the weekend holed up in the library during the day, as many Dartmouth students know. But it’s important to remember that we go to school in a special place, a place that magically transforms itself once fall turns into […]

Snow Wars: Campus Wide Snowball Edition

Snow Wars: Campus Wide Snowball Edition

By now, you know that I’m not really “meant” for the cold, however, that doesn’t stop me from enjoying it! I recently got to partake in my first midnight snowball fight and I had a blast — I was literally was blasted with snow! It’s […]

How Hiking 50 Miles May Just be the Time of Your Life

How Hiking 50 Miles May Just be the Time of Your Life

Whoever said hiking 50 straight miles was fun?? Dartmouth students, that’s who. Three terms a year to be exact. Given the snowy, sub-zero, “Hanover-is-the-Arctic-tundra” nature of many of the latest blog posts, I thought it’s about time to through it back to warmer days and […]

Things to do at Dartmouth: Winter Edition

Things to do at Dartmouth: Winter Edition

Baby, it’s cold outside! But don’t let the cold deter you from having fun on campus. Each season in Hanover is beautiful in its own way, and winter is no exception. While cold temperatures intimidate many, the glistening of the snow on the Green creates […]

Do you find that city kids have more difficulty adjusting to life at Dartmouth than students from rural or suburban locales?

Do you find that city kids have more difficulty adjusting to life at Dartmouth than students from rural or suburban locales?

…The idea of a radical change of scenery from NYC really appeals to me, but sometimes I wonder if it would be too dramatic a difference. A: There are a couple qualities that I miss about living in a large city, but they are qualities I’ve had my whole […]

Finding Dartmouth Connections All Over the World

Finding Dartmouth Connections All Over the World

Whenever I travel, I typically don a green Dartmouth baseball cap or my “Big Green” fleece. I do this for two reasons, the first being practicality (I swear that fleece is the softest, warmest item of clothing I own) and the second being my hope […]