Week 8 was Great!
A quick recap of an exciting week in my life at Dartmouth!
- No. 1
After my classes were done for the day, I met up with my friend Will and members of the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) to travel to Riverview Farm. There, we chatted with Upper Valley farmers and helped glean the raspberry crop. Gleaning is the process of collecting leftover crops from farmer’s fields after they have been commercially harvested. This gleaning was done in collaboration with Willing Hands, a non-profit organization that recovers fresh food for neighbors in need. After returning to campus, I attended my weekly Dartmouth Democrats meeting.
- No. 2
Tuesday was Halloween! To celebrate, the DOC organized vans to take students to the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge for dinner and dancing. We enjoyed dinner before walking through the ~spooky~ haunted house! Some students returned to Hanover on Tuesday night, but others (including me!) opted to spend the night at one of the lodge’s cabins.
- No. 3
I woke up bright and early on Wednesday morning to make it back to campus in a DOC van before my first class. In the afternoon, I met with the Dartmouth Democrats and Raymond Buckley, the chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, for a quick chat. I spent Wednesday evening studying with my friends Samay and Bea in the Stacks (an area in Berry library).
Studying Outside at Dartmouth: Beyond the Green
A brief overview of some of my favorite places to study outdoors on campus!
- No. 1
The Green is the go-to outdoor space on campus for a reason. It’s centrally located, large, and frequently populated by adorable dogs! The Green is a perfect spot to study, catch up with friends, or join in a game of Spikeball or Frisbee. Recently, I’ve loved getting Green2Go (takeout from the dining hall) and heading with a picnic blanket to the Green! Additionally, there are plenty of benches to sit on if I forget a blanket. One of the best things about the Green is its location at the heart of campus. It’s near the dining hall, Collis (our student center), and the library! Also, I’m often able to see my friends walking by while I’m studying on the Green, which provides a perfect study break. The Green isn’t the most tranquil outdoor space on campus, but it is a great place to catch up on readings or study with friends while enjoying the fresh air.
- No. 2
This term, I’m taking Math 3 in Kemeny Hall. A couple of weeks ago, I realized that there’s an amazing study space located a few short steps away from my classroom! I’ve been studying and working on my problem sets right outside of Kemeny in this courtyard before every class since my realization. Full of tables and fellow math students, this courtyard is conveniently located near Novack Café (in Berry Library). An added bonus of Kemeny Courtyard is the beautiful fall foliage currently surrounding the space. And just like the Green, I get to see my friends walking by and greet them! This courtyard is another great space to eat, study, and meet with friends on campus.
- No. 3
When I’m in the mood to study a little closer to my dorm, I’ve been frequenting this unnamed spot near Judge and French Halls. Although this space lacks a formal name, its amenities are far from deficient. This courtyard of sorts contains multiple bright yellow Adirondack chairs, a few lovely benches, and both shaded and sunny places for a blanket! This space is located centrally between my dorm and The Fern, a café in The Irving Institute for Energy & Society that serves delicious (and sustainable) snacks. My favorite thing about this space is its peacefulness because it's tucked away in an area of campus most students have no need to visit.