Yadira Torres' D-PlanWhat's a D-Plan?
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: WRIT 5 - Crime, the Criminal Mind and the Courtroom
My first real college class! Professor Sargent was both challenging and engaging -- she taught me how to write well and was also my Zumba instructor (until I sprained my ankle...).
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: SPAN 07.05 - Utopia in Latin America
We focused on Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Thousand Years of Solitude".Professor Pastor's one of the leading experts of the second conquest of Latin America and is super passionate about her work.
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: LATS 40 - Immigration, Race and Ethnicity
Interdisciplinary course in geography, sociology, and latinx studies, my final project use political affiliation/age/county to predict the California presidential winner.
Since my freshman year of high school, I've been using my summers to get ahead in school, go to special math/science programs, or work. This would be my last "free" summer, so I stayed home and helped my mom at work.
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: SPAN 15 - Intensive Writing Workshop
I started to forget Spanish while on campus, so I took this class, aimed at native speakers, to achieve a better grasp of grammar and creative writing.
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: GOVT 60.14 - Libertarianism
Honestly, one of the hardest classes I've taken since I'm not a philosophy major...or a government major.
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: LATS 045 - US-Mexican Borderlands
For my final paper, I got to write about political happenings in my hometown which was such a cool experience!
SummerOn Campus - Sophomore Summer!
Joined a dance team, enjoyed the weekly farmer's markets and explored so much of what campus has to offer. Camp Dartmouth for life!
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: ARTH 40.05 - Latinx Art & Activism
Learned about the Chicano Movement of the 1960s through art -- a nice way to fulfill a distributive requirement while diving deeper into my major!
WinterOn Campus Internship
Being on campus without taking classes is super weird but super rewarding! It has made me appreciate Dartmouth in a different way.
Una Bienvenida Orignal - Dartmouth Trips!
Trips, literalmente significando “Paseos”, es una de las muchas tradiciones de Dartmouth. Consiste de un paseo de cinco días donde un grupo de estudiantes de primer año y dos líderes exploran varios lugares de New Hampshire hasta Maine.
West Coast, Best Coast! East Coast... Beast Coast?
Whenever I tell someone from home that I go to a small, liberal-arts college in New Hampshire (what can I say, I like to think I’m too humble to “name drop”), the next question they ask is, “why would you EVER leave California?” I get it, Ca
Day of the Dead at Dartmouth! Dia de Los Muertos en Dartmouth!
Dia de Los Muertos (or, Day of the Dead) is a tradition in most Latin American countries. Although customs vary from country to country and region to region, it all comes down to remembering those who have left earth too soon.
Cooking in college? Let's taco 'bout it!
“Wait...we might have to order pizza instead” is a phrase I’ve used far too often in my efforts to experiment with cooking. Back home, making quesadillas and fried eggs was about as far as my cooking skills spanned.
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.