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Hanover? Where is that?

Hanover? Where is that?

Without a doubt, Hanover is in the middle of nowhere–but that’s the beautiful part. To be honest, I hadn’t heard of Hanover, New Hampshire until I considered coming to Dartmouth.  But even as a self-proclaimed city person, my experience “in the woods” is something I […]

Dance Like Everyone Is Watching

Dance Like Everyone Is Watching

This summer — my sophomore summer — I did something I never thought I would ever do. Something so radically insane, I still can’t believe I went through it. Even my mom still thinks it’s a joke. Yup, that’s right. I joined a performance dance […]

Late Nights, Labs, and Long Hikes

Late Nights, Labs, and Long Hikes

I always try to stay in contact with my friends back home, it’s a great way to avoid homesickness and remember your roots. But lately, I’ve been receiving tons of texts inquiring about just how difficult an Ivy League education must be. I feel like […]

WHAT. A. GAME!

WHAT. A. GAME!

Don’t stop believin’ 🎵 These are not just the words to Journey’s most famous song, but also the motto that Dartmouth Football has embraced thus far in the season.  Last week, the Big Green defeated UPenn’s Quakers, scoring a touchdown as time expired. This weekend was homecoming, […]

How to rock a college fair, according to a Dartmouth Admissions Officer

How to rock a college fair, according to a Dartmouth Admissions Officer

Hello Hello! My name is Ali Duke, and, like Vanessa, I am a new AO in Dartmouth’s office. I am currently writing this post while overlooking the mountains on a beautiful, sunny day here in Denver, Colorado. My travel regions include Dallas/Ft. Worth & Austin, […]

Dartmouth Cribs

Dartmouth Cribs

Housing is a college topic that’s not often talked about when applying to schools, so I’ll try to provide a little insight. After freshman year, most students live in college dorms selected via a randomized lottery. However, I live in Channing Cox in the River Apartments […]

An eye-opening outside-the-class academic experience

An eye-opening outside-the-class academic experience

Last Sunday, I had the most extraordinary academic experience in my life. It was 7 in the evening, and I still had a decent 7 chapters of Hemingway and 1 chapter of micro econ reading due the next morning (one week in college and I […]

How I Went Abroad 4 Times in Two Years

How I Went Abroad 4 Times in Two Years

Before coming to Dartmouth, I had very limited international travel experience. I didn’t get my first passport until the summer before my senior year of high school, so I was excited to possibly use my time at Dartmouth to explore more of the world! Over […]

It’s Homecoming Weekend!

It’s Homecoming Weekend!

Happy Homecoming Weekend! It finally feels like fall in Hanover! The crisp mornings and evenings are making me super excited for the leaves to finally change colour. Fall is my favourite season, and fall in Hanover makes me extremely excited. I thought that I would […]

My Midwest trip by the numbers

My Midwest trip by the numbers

I’m back in Hanover (for a bit) from my three week sojourn of the mid-west! During a lull in the Lexington airport, I went through my itinerary and photos and did some counting… 6 states 14 hotels 57 high schools  4 flights (6 if you count connecting […]

The Wonders of the River Cluster

The Wonders of the River Cluster

It was a fateful day in early august. My phone had already been buzzing relentlessly from GroupMe messages and Facebook notifications, so I stepped out of work to finally see what all of the hype was about. I was instantly met with a present surprise: […]