Here on campus, most people know me as "Jul"! I am a Religion major who is interested in eventually working in the field of law. At Dartmouth, I am a sister of Alpha Phi, a current member of the varsity Track and Field team, and also played a year on the varsity Basketball team. When I'm on campus, my favourite things to do are get breakfast at Lou's and go to football games. When I'm not on campus, my favourite things to do are travel and visit my family and friends.
Our professor made the class! Professor Tine was so enthusiastic about the content and material in this course, that it made me excited to come to class and learn eachday
I spend my first year summer at home with my family and travelling to visit old friends, new friends from Dartmouth, and extended family members. I spent a lot of my summer down south in Florida and Georgia, escaping the Canadian cold.
Sophomore fall I was on campus taking classes and training for the upcoming Track and Field season. My favourite class was taught by 3 different professors from 3 different departments, looking at the Protestant Reformation from an art history angle, music angle, and of course religious perspective.
I spent sophomore winter on campus in Hanover taking four classes and competing in our indoor track and field season. The most interesting class that I took this term was an introduction architecture class where we actually got to build things in the wood shop!
This spring was a busy one for me in Hanover! I competed for our school's varsity track and field team and took three classes, two of which satisfied requirements for my major. My favourite class was "Jewish Views of Christianity", which was cross-listed in the Religion, History and Jewish Studies departments.
It's my sophomore summer! However, instead of taking classes, I'm on campus interning with the Alumni Relations office. Stay tuned to my blog posts for more updates.
While fall is my favourite time at Dartmouth, I decided to spend this term abroad studying at the University of Edinburgh's New College School of Divinity. I took three classes and spent my extra time exploring Europe!
This term I am back home in Hanover! I will be taking four classes and competing for the Dartmouth track and field team. I look forward to the beautiful Hanover winter scenery and spending some time skiing on the slopes.
Spring term means the start of outdoor track and field for my team and a number of fun outdoor activities! Follow along as I take three interdisciplinary classes and continue exploring the beautiful Upper Valley.
This summer I am stepping into my new role as a Senior Fellow here at the Admissions Office. Each day, I get to speak with prospective students and their families about Dartmouth College. Don't worry though, I'll still be blogging!
I can't believe that I am starting my senior year here at the College! The past three years have flown by, and I'm so excited for my last full year on campus. Fall is my favorite time of year - I'll spend this term taking three classes, training for track and field, and spending as much time outside as possible. From coding in the humanities to the religion of Ancient Egypt, I'm looking forward to sharing my academic and extracurricular adventures with you this term!
It's my last winter in Hanover and I can't believe it! I am taking three classes that are all related to my major, and competing in the indoor track and field season. This term I am most excited about my independent research where I am looking at religious sentiment in texts from the English Reformation. I'm hoping to spend some free days skiing and exploring this beautiful winter wonderland.
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 share the itinerary of my "ideal" fall weekend in Hanover - Homecoming Weekend! Homecoming is an incredible Dartmouth tradition - many alumni come back "home" and everyone on campus is bonded together by their love of our school. Here's what my ideal Homecoming weekend looks like:
Friday: After class and practice, I would spend my time on the Green with my friends, catching up and taking in the warmer afternoon sunshine. For dinner, we would head to Molly's where I would order the Maple Turkey Burger (maple is one of my favourite fall flavours). After we eat, my friends and I would bake some cookies from a mix we got at King Arthur Flour, in Norwich, VT. As our cookies cool, we head back to the Green where the freshmen are getting ready for the bonfire. It is Dartmouth tradition for the freshmen class to run around the massive bonfire as many times as their class number. Last fall, a lot of my friends ran around the bonfire 20 times because we are graduating in 2020! The bonfire is one of my favourite Dartmouth traditions. Saturday: The line at Lou's for breakfast is so long, but worth the wait! We order the classic "Big Green", featuring their famous Cruller French Toast and some hot, local apple cider. After breakfast, we head over to Baker-Berry library for a tour of the bell tour. The view of the campus from the top of the tower is incredible! Hanover is extra busy today because it's gameday -- we head to a tailgate before the football game at 1:30PM. The stands are packed! Sports games at Dartmouth are a great way to hang out with your friends and support other students, all the while showing great school spirit!
Sunday: Sunday morning is a great time for a hike to the Gile Mountain Fire Tower. From the top, you can see an incredible view of the White Mountains and beautiful fall foliage! After Gile Mountain, we head to Riverview Farm in Plainfield, NH. Riverview is a great place to visit in the fall because you can pick your own apples and pumpkins. There is also a corn maze which is such a fun fall activity. Homecoming Weekend is a time to explore and reconnect with the College and the surrounding areas. Being able to spend time with Dartmouth alumni, professors, fellow students and their families is a constant reminder to me of how special this place and this community is. Homecoming reminds me of how incredibly fortunate I am to be apart of the Dartmouth College family. -Jul