May 052015

Hanover is pretty isolated, but there are still tons of things to do!

You really have to take advantage of the ~outdoors~ and the unique activities that you can only really do in New England:

1. Apple Picking
Poverty Lane Orchards in Lebanon (the next town over) offers apple picking at really low prices

Apple picking @ Poverty Lane Orchards

Apple picking @ Poverty Lane Orchards

2. Walk around Occom Pond

Occom Pond in September

Occom Pond in September

3. Star gazing at the golf course

Hanover Golf Course

Hanover Golf Course

4. Collis After Dark
The Collis Student Center offers free programming every weekend night. Events range from Pub Trivia to free movie screenings to lazer tag.
Check out more here.

For more ideas on what to do in Hanover, check out this list!

There’s something to do for everyone! Sometimes you just have to get creative.

-Monica Stretten ’15

Feb 202012

Wow, I have been truly terrible at keeping up with blogging regularly! It’s crazy how quickly time flies. I wrote a blog post within the first week of school, then I blinked before writing my second and it’s week eight!

Dartmouth terms are so short. 10 weeks and then you’re done. Another term. I was looking through my many, many emails and I saw an application for Dimensions and thought ‘surely, it can’t be already!’. It’s crazy that nearly a year has passed since I found out I got into Dartmouth. I’m wishing you all the best of luck on your applications!

This term, I have done quite a bit – I’ve been in a play, joined another organisation and been part of Language in Motion (a Tucker Foundation program). It’s so easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of activities there are here and how little time there is to do all of them. I recently discovered it’s very easy to start to feel down about this. It’s so easy to begin to think you aren’t doing enough, or you aren’t achieving as much as everyone else. I was reminded this weekend that this isn’t true at all! I guess this is my first bit of fresher’s advice for when you all get here. As silly and simple as it sounds: don’t get overwhelmed. It’s so easy to forget how important it is to take a step back every now and then, to remind yourself it’s okay to not be busy every second of every day.

Dartmouth is an experience, and I have to live it. Not just witness it.