A Day in Isabel's Life: 18X Edition
I awaken to the smooth beat of Paul Desmond’s Bossa Antigua. It’s time to get ready for a productive day. The sun is shining and I feel great.
I leave my room and head over to Baker-Berry Library to get my iced coffee from KAF (King Arthur Flour). I realize two minutes after I walk out the door that I have forgotten my reusable cup. I head back to my room to grab it.
I am now back on my way to the library with my cup in hand. At KAF if you bring your own cup you save $.25 on your order and have a chance at getting your drink free of charge if you are the 10th customer in a row to bring your own cup.
It’s sophomore summer so the KAF line is short. I now have my iced coffee and bacon scone. I unfortunately did not win the free drink today. Hopefully I’ll get one in the near future.
11:30 AM - 12:35 PM
I go to Thayer for my first class, ENGS 24: Science of Materials. We are learning about phase diagrams and I don’t quite understand what’s happening, but I plan on hitting up all the TA hours this week to figure it out.
12:50 PM - 1:55 PM
I move downstairs for my second class, ENGS 33: Solid Mechanics. ENGS 33 is great because A) the classroom is warmer than the one for ENGS 24 so I don’t have to wear my sweater and B) because we get to build bridges out of laser cut plywood as our term project.
While walking over to Collis for lunch I see someone who looks like my friend Che and almost call out to him, but I realize in the nick of time that he is not Che, but is wearing the exact same shirt. I eat delicious stir fry for lunch.
3:30 - 4:30 PM
I’m back at Thayer for my ENGS 24 Lab. We learn about thermocouples and get introduced to the scanning electron microscope (SEM). I love the SEM -- I never want to part from this piece of technology that has remarkable resolution at less than a nanometer scale, but alas, I must.
5:30 - 7:00 PM
I swim in the lap pool at Alumni Gym for Club Swim practice. It’s a great way to cool off.
Club Swim takes FoCo (Class of ’53 Commons, our dining hall) for dinner. We attempt to avoid the throngs of middle school girls who are here for lacrosse camp.
I hit up Novack (part of the library) to get a few hours in on my problem sets that are due Friday. I am definitely going to need help on my ENGS 24 problem set. But that’s what TAs are for! I didn’t come to Dartmouth for things to be easy.
I leave Novack. The night air is refreshing.
I go to bed and prepare myself to go to Architecture class the next day. The grind never ends.