Always something new!
At Dartmouth, no matter how long you've been around, there are always new things to discover. This is my third year here, and I still find myself walking into rooms for the first time, meeting new people, and exploring extracurriculars I never encountered before. These are some of my favorite discoveries of my junior year:
- No. 1
New study spot!
To be honest, a lot of my time at Dartmouth is spent in my room. It's a me thing; I like my own space. My room is where I host my friends, hold study sessions, have Zoom meetings, etc. But, since returning for junior year, I have been exploring different spaces around campus. My favorite spot was hidden right in front of my eyes—especially great for studying. I come to FoCo (our main dining hall) every single day, but just now, I started using it for studying. In this corner, I get all the lighting needed to lock in and focus on my work, and there's still unlimited coffee!
- No. 2
This term brought along new connections. Both during the rush process of my Greek House—when we welcomed new members—and also in classes and clubs, I met great new people. Since my closest friend group is currently dispersed around the world—not that I'm complaining since they are all studying abroad in incredible places—it meant a lot to me to be able to build new friendships. This term in particular, I surrounded myself with friends I made who had—like me—just got back from an adventure. Some are dual-degree students from other liberal arts colleges who come to Dartmouth to complete their Engineering degrees. Others were abroad, and we finally got the chance to reconnect.
- No. 3
Same club, new directions!
Finally, another spin in my Dartmouth routine took place in one of the clubs I've been a part of since my first year: the college radio. I am now taking on the role of project manager at our station, meaning I get to work closely with other radio leadership, as well as college staff whose work is to support us. It's been a great experience to get to know how the station is run from the inside, not only as a show host but as part of the backstage crew.