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FallHanoverFavorite Class: History 9.01: The Americas From Invasion To Independence
With only 12 people, this course was the perfect seminar style course to introduce me to the history department at Dartmouth. We learned about pre-Columbus America up until the American Revolution, exploring a vast period of American history that is largely swept over in high school curriculums.
WinterHanoverFavorite Class: Writing 5: The Supreme Court
As someone who hopes to attend law school one day, this course was the perfect introduction to legal jargon, briefs, and the like. Professor Kalish helped me improve my writing my leaps and bounds as we explored judicial philosophies, current Supreme Court cases, and court history.
SpringSingaporeFavorite Class: English 34: Modern American Drama
Despite my inability to sing or act, I've always been a big fan of theatre. Quite frankly, this course is one of the reasons I applied to Dartmouth in the first place. We read plays written from the early 1900s up to Hamilton, engaging with each deeply through class discussions and essay writing.
SummerSingaporeFavorite Class: DPCS Internship
This summer I interned with a food bank in Philadelphia called Philabundance through the Dartmouth Partners in Community Service (DPCS) summer internship program. Each year, students apply to be matched as interns with non-profits in San Francisco, Philadelphia, or Boston. I completed the 10 week internship remotely from Asia, working a 9pm to 5am shift 5 days a week. It was an incredibly timely experience, as I worked primarily on Philabundance's COVID-19 relief efforts.
Term Wrap Up!
The first official term back in person has absolutely flown by. Here are a couple of highlights:
- No. 1
#1: Performing on Stage
This week, Sugarplum, my contemporary-jazz dance group, had the opportunity to perform together on stage for the first time in almost two years. We do our stage shows in the Hopkins Center for the Arts, which means that the HOP team helps us put on a professional-level show with stylized lighting cues.
- No. 2
#2: In Person Discussion Groups
I took Government 85.39: Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy this term, which was a two-hour long discussion group that met twice a week. It was one thing to take classes that are lecture based in person and it's a whole other thing to take in person discussion groups. I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to engage in high level discussion with thirteen of my peers without having the restrictions of Zoom.
- No. 3
#3 Studying in Sanborn
My little sister really got me into studying in Sanborn, the English Department library, which I believe is the coziest place on campus. It's smaller than the famous Tower Room but has the same charm.