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FallOn CampusFavorite Class: WRIT 5 - Food For Thought
This class looked at food from every possible angle: agriculture, regulation/policy, marketing, nutrition, animal rights, and much more. This class drastically changed the way I think about food and where it comes from.
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: WGSS - Gender in Islam
Professor Ayubi is one of the best professors in the WGST department and led an incredible class on themes of gender/sexuality in Islam. Even those not interested in religion as a major couldn't help but be fascinated in this class.
For most of the summer I worked at a day camp, but the most important part of my summer was the weeks I spent in Haiti, visiting the little boy I hope to adopt at the orphanage where he lives. It is and has been the highlight of my last 4 summers.
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: SART - Drawing 1
Drawing I is an opportunity for students without much experience in the visual arts to get comfortable in the studio. It's time consuming, but a great creative outlet, and the results at the end of the term are worth it.
The focus on both global current events and Dartmouth-specific feminist issues covered in this class made for an engaging curriculum for both newcomers and veterans to the WGSS department.
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: WGSS - Gender and the Global War on Terror
This class takes a closer look at militarization and it's effects on gendered violence around the world in the context of the American attempt to declare a "War on Terror."
A Definitive Ranking of Pizza in Hanover
In my humble opinion, no city, town, or village is complete without good pizza.
- No. 1
C&A's pizza has been around Hanover for so long that it is almost more of a historical landmark than it is a pizza restaurant. It is located across the street from the Black Family Visual Arts Center (BVAC), but in all the time I spend at BVAC, I have never seen anyone go in or out of C&A's before. The first time I tried C&A's pizza I was shocked to learn that they even deliver anymore. The few times I have attempted to place an order, no one answered the phone. To be perfectly honest, I have no idea how they are still in business! Anyway, back to the important question at hand: how does their pizza actually taste? All the pizzas I tried were plain cheese (I have to control some variables and respect the scientific method, you know), and C&A's cheese pizza did nothing for me. It was reminiscent of amusement park pizza: super greasy, and with uneven crust that was crunchy where it shouldn't have been and chewy in strange places. I was disappointed, but luckily C&As isn't our only option. On to the next one!
- No. 2
I'm sure you have all heard of, if not tasted, Domino's Pizza before. The appeal of fast, cheap pizza at all hours is not lost on me, but I just can't bring myself to compromise on taste. A lot of people love Domino's garlic crust, and it is not bad, but it's not the best in Hanover. Unfortunately, the addition of the brand new Domino's store in Hanover pushed out a veteran pizza place, Everything But Anchovies (R.I.P), that had been around for decades. Domino's gets the middle score for its accessibility, low cost, and relatively decent pizza, taking those two qualities into account.
- No. 3
Ramunto's Brick and Brew
If you have read my blog author bio, then you know I was biased going into writing this article. I have tasted pizza from all three establishments in this article, but I order Ramunto's at least once a week, if not more. Every night, you can get a 99 cent slice of cheese pizza past 9 pm if you walk into the restaurant. Their delivery is reasonably fast and pretty affordable, but the real reason they are the winner by a landslide is that their pizza is just so good! The crust is fluffy and they use generous amounts of cheese with just the right amount of sauce. They also offer a dizzying array of different types of pizza to choose from, but even if I am only judging from plain cheese, Ramunto's is the clear winner. Nothing will help you get through finals more than a hot Ramunto's pizza delivered right to your door (or to the library, it's up to you!).