5 Things My Sister Loves About Dartmouth
My family visited Dartmouth this weekend and I got to show my little sister around campus! She came away with five things she absolutely loved about Hanover…and unsurprisingly, three out of five of them happen to be about food.
- No. 1
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.
- No. 2
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.
- No. 3
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.
- No. 4
While I was in one of my classes, I set my sister up in the library to do some of her homework from home. She absolutely loved the library. She said she was so productive, and enjoyed all the different types of study spaces. Good thing, because Dartmouth students spend a lot of time in and around the library.
- No. 5
And last, but certainly not least, my sister LOVED my cultural analytics class. She got to come sit in and observe while we did a lab on topic modeling in the humanities. She thought it was super interesting, and enjoyed listening to the professor. It is one of my favorite classes, and I'm so excited that my sister got to be part of that experience!