After considering similar schools, I decided on Dartmouth for its outing club, study abroad program, psychology and brain sciences department, and—let’s face it—the dining hall’s infamous chocolate chip cookies. While my exact major plans are still a work in progress, I am currently thinking history with minors in anthropology and creative writing with a focus (much to my parents’ chagrin) on the pre-modern era.
History, Anthropology modified with Creative Writing
After years of focusing on the modern age, I am thrilled to learn about time periods and places missing from my mental map. I am also loving the fun facts (did you know Dholavira, a city in the Indus Valley civilization, had flush toilets in 2000 BC?).
Interning at a London academic publishing house specialized in history and international relations -- I found it through another Dartmouth student who had previously interned there!
My favourite place to eat on campus is at the ’53 Commons or Foco. I like to eat here because they have a good selection of gluten-free options (I have celiac) and it’s so fun to eat with all your friends. My favourite snacks on campus would probably be a smoothie at Collis. My go-to is a mango, peach and soft-serve smoothie. In town, I love to get gelato from Morano Gelato as a snack. -Julianna '20 // For lunch I love to go to Collis to get Thai peanut chicken stir fry with a pineapple mango and guava juice smoothie. Favorite snack is chocolate covered almonds from Novack. - Carlos '21 //Depends on what you like! Last year I loved FoCo—it has great variety and an endless supply of fruits, vegetables, and chocolate-chip cookies. This term Collis is my favorite—it specializes in eggs, stir fry, pasta, smoothies made to order, plus a lunch special and soups whose selection changes daily. My favorite snack is probably a smoothie (banana, strawberry, blueberry, peach, cinnamon, Greek yogurt, and almond milk is my go-to combination, but everyone develops his or her own!) and muffin, but I agree with Carlos that the chocolate-covered almonds are delicious too! - Sarah '20 //Always the Hop and nothing but the Hop. Technically it’s called the Courtyard Cafe, but there’s nothing better than a buffalo tender queso or one of their cinnamon buns as a snack. - Brian '21 // Foco honestly because they change the menu every day and the line is not as bad as the Hop or Collis. Sometimes I have the stir fry at Collis for super late lunch (like at 3). - Autumn '21 // Collis is definitely the best place to eat on campus! I usually order chicken stir-fry with brown rice and teriyaki and Thai peanut sauce. For dinner, Collis stir-fry pasta is delicious! I like to add spinach, broccoli, and other veggies with marinara sauce. As for snacks, King Arthur Flour (KAF) has AMAZING almond-cloud cookies! Not the healthiest option, but it's freaking delicious. - Colleen '19