Did someone say "Winterim"?
Happy New Year everyone! Welcome back to another episode of 'Adrian's adventures'. I'm your host Adrian. In this episode, I will be giving you a recap of my winter break (winterim). So sit back, and enjoy the show.
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Snow, snow, snow!
You probably can't see the excitement....just kidding, of course you can; The smile gave it all away. This picture was taken outside Wheeler Hall, and it was the first snow picture (a picture of someone standing on snow haha) I took. It was also my first time seeing snow, and I was tempted to taste it, which I didn't (but lets say it's part of my 2022 resolutions).
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For some of us in this picture, it was our first time celebrating Thanksgiving. While we didn't celebrate it at home, we couldn't let that ruin a wonderful holiday. We decided to celebrate Thanksgiving at our newly found home (Dartmouth), with our newly found family, made up of different people from different walks of life. We had fun and I got to meet some of the most wonderful people with both unique backgrounds and stories to tell. For those like me who didn't or who don't know what Thanksgiving is, here is a short definition: Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia and it began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
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Snow + Baker-Berry = Masterpiece
“In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people.” – James Wilson
My fall term in pictures: Because every picture has a story to tell.
"The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed." – Anne Geddes
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My first Breakfast at Dartmouth
This is a picture of the first breakfast I had at Dartmouth. It is hilarious how I can only name two foods in this picture: The Banana and the cup of coffee.
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A movie with friends
This is a picture of me and my friends (From left to right: Me, Ivy, Bilan, Tanaka, Ian) that was taken during orientation week. It was taken at the Nugget Theatre, where I finished a whole two-hour movie for the first time without falling asleep. We watched a Marvel movie called Shang-Chi.
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If you are the kind of person who loves reading modern novels and comic books, but hates reading the old and boring books/novels in your high school library, then you surely are going to love Dartmouth's library. I took this picture at Baker-Berry library during orientation week, and for your own information, Dartmouth has hundreds and thousands of comic books that you can borrow for a whole year and at no cost.
Succeeding at Dartmouth: What's the Secret?
One thing that many people contemplate before coming to college is whether they will perform to their expected standards, and in this blog post, I am going to share with you what helped me navigate my classes.
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Office Hours encompass the hours outside the regular lecture period in which a professor is available to help students with any difficulties they might be facing in their particular class of instruction. Office hours are a way for the professor and students to communicate outside of the pressure and sometimes hurried nature of a class. Understanding assigned materials/readings or grasping certain concepts in class is something that some students transitioning into college struggle with in their first term in college. However, office hours with your professor can be a good time to address this. This can be a very useful resource, especially at Dartmouth, if it is consistently utilized. I have attended almost every session of office hours since classes began, and I can declare with confidence that this is one of the best resources at Dartmouth.
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One of the special gems among Dartmouth's academic resources is RWIT. RWIT stands for Research, Writing, and Information Technology. It is a peer tutoring center at Dartmouth that provides free, one-on-one, consultations for any student on campus. Whether you are brainstorming a topic for your term paper, crafting up a thesis statement, or just looking for someone to review your paper, this is the right place to go. By booking a session at RWIT, you get connected with a trained tutor who will not only help with your writing, but who will also motivate you into becoming an awesome writer.
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If you are going to be a STEM major, if you plan to take a STEM class at Dartmouth (which everyone will do at some point), or if you plan to study at Dartmouth, then TA (Teacher Assistant) sessions are an important resource that you certainly have to make extensive use of if you plan on having a smooth transition into college (PS. There are a lot of people who transition really well into college even without making use of TA sessions). In TA sessions, you get help with problem sets, written homework, as well as challenging class concepts. TA sessions can also be a good place to meet new people as well as form study groups.
Best Spots to Chill at Dartmouth
Hi there! Prepare to go on a picture-filled adventure, as I give you an outline of some of my best chill spots on campus.
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As a passionate gamer, I didn’t know how I was going to survive at Dartmouth for four years without getting intimate with a game controller. After finishing a week’s worth of classes, I needed something to take my mind off school. I had to look everywhere on campus for a place where I could just chill and play video games and that’s how I found The Onion. After going there numerous times to hang out with some friends, it became my happy place. So, if you’re a gamer by any chance, with an unmatchable love for video games, just know that Dartmouth has you covered.
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Hood Museum of Art
An artist once said, “Art speaks where words are unable to explain”, and at Dartmouth, it does more speaking than you would expect at any other school. Despite Dartmouth itself being a piece of art, unfortunately, I’m not here to talk about it as a whole, but instead, I want to introduce you to a place on campus that exists just for the purpose of sharing pieces of art, and that place is The Hood Museum.
One of the many good things about Dartmouth is that it is home to some of the most ancient pieces of art, from pieces of rock denoting Egyptian history and culture to original manuscripts of Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. So, if you are a fan of art, this is a calm place for you to get in touch with your inner artist.
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Churches and Chapels
For me, religion is a fundamental pillar of life, and at Dartmouth, there are a lot of churches and chapels scattered across campus. These are good places for you to go to and reflect on your life whilst cementing your relationship with God. Even if you’re not religious, you’re always welcome to drop by for a church service or just to meditate.
Eenie, meenie, minie, moe: Guess who's looking at the wall?
Not me! I actually was looking at the painting of Dr. Martin Luther King. But anyhow, welcome to my blog. Prepare to go on an adventure.