Autumn Dinh's D-PlanWhat's a D-Plan?
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: JAPN 1 - First Year Japanese
I just love my professor and my classmates! (I had to wake up at 7:15 everyday to go to drill, but it was totally worth it) We were so close that we had breakfast together every morning, and called ourselves the Brekky Club!
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: FILM 33 - Screenwriting 1
I've always loved writing scripts and seeing my writing being materialized into several scenes, so I thought this class would be perfect. Also, I'd love to take up some challenges in my second term at Dartmouth!
Elsa's ice castle
Okay. That's an exaggeration. It's not as grandiose as Elsa's castle, and you cannot wear Elsa's dress there without freezing, but it's actually a castle made of ice (perks of living in New Hampshire)!!!
Lunar New Year at Dartmouth
Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays for Vietnamese people. It is the time for families to get together, for children to come back to their parents, and for Vietnamese people to express our gratitude toward our ancestors.
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.
How Dartmouth has spoiled me
I'm back again, peeps! My break was awesome, as I could both go home and travel to New Orleans, Boston, and New York with my friends!
Autumn's autumn at Dartmouth
It was around this time last year that I saw the fall's photo of a current student on the Admission's blog that urged me to apply for Dartmouth Early Decision, so I figured that I should write a similar autumn-inspired post to encourage prospies t
How to survive midterms at an Ivy
The 10-week term passes by really, really fast and midterm week has arrived before I even knew it! 2 tests and 1 paper all in one week (can you imagine that??) but (very unexpectedly) I survived!
- No. 1
Have dinner and study with my friends at night
I used to think that I work best when I’m completely alone in a super quiet place — but that was before I know how stressful college can be. The amount of work is much greater than that in high school, and I really have to invest my energy in every course I’m taking. Therefore, I start hanging out and studying with my friends every night.
- No. 2
Get inspired at Rauner Library
Whenever I need to brainstorm my essay, or simply just need to highly focus on my work, I always come to Rauner Library and sit next to one of its giant, classy window looking to The Green. The view is beautiful – it’s very green and very Dartmouth – and I’m totally in love with it.
- No. 3
Get sweaty at Homecoming
And after five days of studying and exams and deadlines, Homecoming finally came!! I put on all my Dartmouth gear, and as non-athletic as I am, I still ran 5 laps around the bonfire. Alumni and upperclassmen cheered for us around the Green. “Run 21s,” they screamed.