Robin's D-PlanWhat's a D-Plan?
FallDartmouthFavorite Class: Writing 5: The Pursuit of Happiness
In this course, we explore what it means to be happy, how we can be happy, and whether happiness is worth pursuing.
WinterDartmouthFavorite Class: The Price System
In this introduction to microeconomics, we learn about relevant economic policies and their impact on our day-to-day lives.
SpringDartmouthFavorite Class: Introduction to Programming and Computation
This term, I am learning the basics of computer science and coding through Python—a nifty programming language.
FallAlbuquerque, NMFavorite Class: Off term
This term, I am working for U.S Census Bureau as an Enumerator, and as a cook in the hottest new restaurant in town: Tako Ten.
WinterHanover, NHFavorite Class: Computer Animation (the state of the art)
In this class, I am learning to animate just like the pros at Pixar! So cool!
SpringAlbuquerque, NMFavorite Class: Software Design and Implementation
In this C programming course, we're learning to build systems in teams. Our final project will be a fully-functional networked game!
SummerHanover, NHFavorite Class: Exploring the Universe
In this class, I'll be learning about stellar evolution, the origin of the elements, the deaths of stars, black holes, the structure of our Galaxy, other galaxies, dark matter, the expanding universe and the big bang.
This week, Hanover was hit by a blizzard—and it was beautiful.
- No. 1
Building a Snowman
Today I found out that a few of my friends had never built a snowman—so there was really no choice but to take them out for the first go at it. Thankfully, the snow was sticky and there was more than enough to make a full-size sculpture. He turned out great, if I do say so myself.
- No. 2
A Walk through the Green
As you can see, the Green is no longer green. It's an awesome view!
- No. 3
The Dartmouth Pine
This term, Dartmouth placed a pine tree in the very center of the Green. It is wrapped in lights that brighten up campus at night, and is a pretty sight from the ice skating rinks behind it. The snow made the sight even better.
A Day of Quarantine Meals
A full day of on-campus meals in Winter 2021.
- No. 1
There are usually three options for each meal. Today for lunch I went with a veggie burger served with a side of rice, carrots, and tomato soup. I also grabbed a falafel wrap and some popcorn from a self-serve bin. For drink, we get to choose between water, seltzers, sodas, and milk.
- No. 2
We don't officially have a "snack" meal period; however, we're able to grab extra pre-packaged food during all meal periods, so I like to keep some snacks on me to replace breakfast. Today I had a few granola bars, a rice crispy treat, ramen, and a tortilla with nutella (I brought the last two from home).
- No. 3
Lastly, today I had tofu smothered with tomato sauce and veggies, mash potatoes, rice, broccoli, and an egg and cheese croissant. I threw some hot sauce in the mix as well, and this was definitely my favorite meal today.
So there it is, a full day of meals during quarantine. Overall, I think the quality is great. We get different food options every day, and will get even more variety after quarantine ends—so, if you're curious about what dining looks like at Dartmouth then, stick around the blog for updates.
My Fall as an Enumerator for the U.S Census Bureau
This past fall, armed with my government-issued cell phone and backpack, I headed out to the streets of Albuquerque, NM and counted for the 2020 U.S Census.
The First-Year Series: What Classes Should You Take?
Congratulations on joining the Dartmouth community! In this mini-series, I'll share some of my best tips for your first year of college.