Looking Forward to 23S
Spring is possibly my favorite season/term at Dartmouth. And yes, it is mostly because of the warm weather, the pretty flowers, and the promise of summer, but there is also a lot to look forward to in spring. Keep reading if you want to learn more about them!
With the coming of spring, Moosilauke Ravine Lodge re-opens its season. It is one of my favorite places to get away from campus for a bit. Moosilauke is incredibly cozy and offers, quite possibly, the best food I've had in the US so far because it is closest to home-cooked meals. Not to mention the wonderfully cheerful, hardworking, and kind staff who work there. I always look forward to going to Moosilauke, as I know I can always trust it to provide shelter from the craziness of the term.
Arts @ Dartmouth
Even though Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth is currently under construction, there are still a lot of arts-related and performance events at Dartmouth. I have already bought tickets for two shows I am excited about. The first is Trick of Light: The Bookbinder, which is a multi-modality show involving pop-up books, storytelling, live-action, and puppetry. Plus, it is a dark fairytale and I am a big fan of such narratives. The second is Figli d'arte Cuticchio: Storia, which is an adaptation of Faust in the tradition of the great marionette of Sicily. Hopkins Center also partnered with Dartmouth Asian American Studies Collective for Asian Diaspora on Screen, meaning that they will be screening stories written by and about Asian peoples' lives around the globe. Needless to say, I am beyond excited about all of the art events of spring!
Clubs, clubs, clubs
Extracurriculars are possibly my favorite part of being on campus because that's how I have found a sense of community. I am particularly looking forward to continuing my work as a community development lead for Spare Rib, organizing socials and creating systems for nurturing a radical feminist community on campus. I also look forward to continuing my involvement with Displaced Theatre Company, the only student-run contemporary theater company at Dartmouth. I will write more about my involvement in Displaced, so stay tuned!
Yes, I am a miserable nerd if you have not realized it yet, but I cannot help it because I am finally taking classes that allow me to specialize in my fields of interest. For instance, I am taking Dystopian Visions this term, a creative writing seminar exploring (yep, you guessed it) dystopian fiction. I am a sucker for all types of speculative fiction in fantasy/sci-fi, and I am incredibly grateful and lucky that I finally get to nerd out about my geeky interests in a formal academic setting.