Griselda's D-PlanWhat's a D-Plan?
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: SOCY 48: Immigration, Race & Ethnicity
Although the topic and issues were not completely new to me, I was able to learn more about why current immigration policies existed and the history behind several immigration policies. I absolutely loved the class because Professor Kim was passionate about the course, and the numerous readings we were assigned were very insightful and encouraged class discussions.
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: EDUC 20: Educational Issues Contemporary Society
The course centers on the educational issues of public school systems and how by creating certain policies or programs we can improve schools and use them as a tool to promote social mobility and equity. The students who took the class were always very passionate to discuss and came from a variety of majors and educational backgrounds, thus enriching class discussions. Furthermore, I loved that Professor Wheelan encouraged us throughout the entire term to "think outside of the box" and inspired us to continue pushing for more change.
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: ECON 1: The Price System: Analysis, Problems, and Policies
During the spring term, I was very confused as to what major I wanted to pursue and decided to give economics an opportunity, never expecting that I would enjoy it. Professor Petre did an amazing job of demonstrating how economics could and is used for social issues like environmentalism, minimum wage, and discrimination. Learning about the concepts and employing them was very important to me because I felt like I could learn how to best help communities.
Here are six of my favorite things about Dartmouth in no particular order! I am only in my sophomore year, so it will be interesting to see how my responses change in the future!
- No. 1
1. Favorite Library Spot: Sherman Art Library
The Sherman Art Library is connected to Baker-Berry Library and contains a variety of information about subjects like Art History and Studio Art. It is my favorite part of our main library, Baker-Berry, because the walls are full of books, and the artificial lighting, as well as the natural lighting, helps me stay focused. Moreover, the room is always quiet, allowing me to stay on task and feel like I am in my own world.
- No. 2
2. Favorite FoCo Dessert: Churros/Apple Dumplings
I couldn't choose only one dessert for this category! FoCo, '53 Commons, Dartmouth's dining hall is usually always great with desserts. They tend to be warm and there is always something new! Both their apple dumplings and churros are great desserts because they are always ready and warm for whenever I need to grab a quick bite. During these times, you will usually see me stashing extra desserts for later.
- No. 3
3. Favorite Season On Campus: Fall
I have been on-campus for all of my freshman year except for summer, and have gotten to experience fall twice. Based on what I have experienced so far, I would say fall is my favorite season to spend on campus because there is a lot more sunlight than the other seasons --- even when it gets to cooler temperatures! Moreover, I enjoy seeing the fall foliage because the colors are beautiful, and I feel like students tend to not feel as drained since the academic year has just begun. Lastly, there are so many delicious warm treats to compliment the weather!