The Definitive Guide to Collis PastaI argue that Collis pasta is the best thing to happen to Dartmouth Dining Services (DDS) since Foco cookies.
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Step 1: Timing
You gotta hit the pasta line at the right time. Circa 6 or 7, the line is virtually out the door. I exclusively get there past between 4 and 5:30, when I don’t have to wait in line at all, and I have no problem finding a seat. Major life hacks right there.
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Step 2: Veggies
No Collis pasta is complete without a bowl full of veggies from the salad bar. Personally, I enjoy filling my bowl with all the leafy greens possible, and then add in mushrooms. Mushrooms soak up the flavor and taste like any other piece of pasta. I’ve seen some people put some pretty weird veggies in their pasta—the possibilities are endless.
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Step 3: Meat (if you’re into it), sauces, + the actual pasta part
I’m a big meat eater, so I love to add a huge meatball to my pasta. Then there are three options of sauces: white, red, and meat (which is just red marinara sauce mixed in with smaller bites of meat). Definitively, the best combination is meat sauce & white sauce mixed (introduced to me by my beloved Trip Leader from First Year Trips the very first time I ever tried Collis pasta). From there you choose the actual substance of your pasta—the actual pasta. Personally, I love the tri-colored, but I’m less opinionated on the best type of pasta as I am regarding the best sauce combination.
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Independent Studies: Coding in the HumanitiesJul is a religion major, and I am planning to double major in computer science and history. For this final class project, we decided to be ambitious: we wanted to know if we were able to computationally trace change in religious thought over time.
Five Things I Miss About Dartmouth When I'm GoneJust before Thanksgiving I finished up all of my classes and finals, and now I am home for 6 weeks. These are the things I miss most about Dartmouth while I'm away (not in any particular order).
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Leaves that actually change color (and fall)
Now technically I’m still going to be missing this when I get back to Hanover in January, but it applies nonetheless. Fall in Hanover is INCREDIBLE and totally unlike anything I’ve ever experienced back home in Houston. The leaves are gorgeous, but there’s so many other fun fall activities that I’ve gotten to do this term like apple and pumpkin picking. Everyone has a fall bucket list that they hope to finish before they leave Dartmouth—and there's a reason. Fall here is unlike anywhere else.
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My dorm home
Okay, while it is nice being at my real home, my dorm home has so many fun memories attached to it. For one, I definitely miss my roommate, and all the cute posters and flags that we picked out together to decorate the room. The one thing I definitely don’t miss is the four flights of stairs to our room, and I enjoy the amenities of my bathroom at home. Something about my dorm though just makes me happy.
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Views like these
This picture was actually taken in Franconia, on Mount Garfield, which is an hour north of Hanover. Being so close to the White Mountains, I love to be outside and go hiking with my friends. I am not in such close proximity to hikes or mountains in Houston, so in New Hampshire I have to take advantage. It is super easy to do so with such an awesome organization like Dartmouth's Outing club (DOC)!
5 Things My Sister Loves About DartmouthMy family visited Dartmouth this weekend and I got to show my little sister around campus!
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McNamara Dairy Chocolate Milk
This, as my sister calls it, is the best chocolate milk in the entire universe. It is from a local dairy farm in Plainfield, New Hampshire, and they sell it at both King Arthur Flour and Novack! I get one every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (if it isn’t sold out) before my 11 class. If you get one from KAF they can even put a shot or two of espresso for you, which helps when you want your chocolate milk but need caffeine.
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This might be the best cheese in the whole universe. As all great things are here, it is from a local farm in the Upper Valley. The best part about it? Cabot cheese is lactose-free. I know. Truly incredible. On campus they sell it at Novack and Collis Market, but if you venture across the river to Quechee, Vermont, there is a Cabot cheese store where you can try and buy all the Cabot cheese that your heart desires. My sister supposedly bought 4 pounds of it to take back to Texas, if that tells you anything about how good it is.
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Rumor has it that Morano Gelato is the reason that Vermont-based Ben & Jerry’s got run out of town. This gelato is so good. Definitely a Dartmouth classic. My sister’s favorite flavor was strawberry with dark chocolate; along with all things on this list, she still won’t stop talking about it.