Hello there! My name is Shuyi and I'm a '23, which means it's my junior year here at Dartmouth! I'm back on campus for the first time in a year so follow me as I get back to some of my favorite experiences! At Dartmouth, I enjoy playing squash, eating at late night, and of course, blogging. You can ask me about studying social sciences, coming to Dartmouth as an international student, and anything else really. I hope you enjoy the blog!
I actually wasn't planning on taking this class but it eventually became my favorite class. The professor was very funny and created a relaxed classroom environment where I enjoyed looking at diversity in different contexts, such as college admissions and group dynamics.
This class was a perfect mix of philosophy, classical studies, and writing. We were able to reflect on societal views, our own ideas of optimism and pessimism, and how we can lead more fulfilling and compassionate lives.
My first experience with computer science was my Freshman winter, and I quickly became interested in the subject. I followed up CS1 with CS10 in the Spring, which I found just as cool. I love how you can solve problems by applying logic and math with computer science, and I look forward to diving deeper into the major!
Econ 21 is required for all Econ majors, and I loved my experience with Professor Gustman. He made the material super easy to digest and allowed me to take exams in my timezone, which I thought was really nice.
It was really interesting to study public speaking in an asynchronous environment, and I came away with a deeper understanding of not only public speaking but speech writing. I wrote a separate blog post about the class, so check it out!
Since English was one of my favorite classes in high school, I wanted to take another writing course at Dartmouth. This was a great choice, as it was a perfect mix of lecture and discussion. I loved reading and learning about several American dramas, and even discussing modern topics such as Trump's rhetoric!
I took my Sophomore Summer off, which many international students do, and got involved with the Tuck School of Business through the Bridge and Paganucci programs! You can read more about my summer experiences in my blogs!
Hi. I was wondering if you guys have a newspaper. Also, if you don't have Journalism as a major or minor, can you still participate in the newspaper?
Hey, thanks for submitting a question! Yes, we actually have several newspapers on campus so if you're interested in journalism, you'll have no trouble finding a group that you'll love working with. The main newspaper on campus is the Dartmouth, which is actually the oldest college newspaper in the United States. Being the oldest of anything is always pretty cool, so getting the opportunity to write an article for the Dartmouth is definitely something to look forward to. Like a lot of college newspapers, each print issue of the Dartmouth is spread around campus for students to read and discuss, and I usually end up talking to my friends about at least one article. Of course, there's also a website you can visit for the Dartmouth's online articles here. Although I'm not personally involved with the Dartmouth, a lot of my friends are and they've all mentioned how fun and structured the organization is.
Other than the Dartmouth, we have a few other newspaper organizations on campus. The Dartmouth Review is a conservative newspaper for the college that you can check out here, while the Jack-O-Lantern is a satirical newspaper that also has a website you can visit. These are the main newspaper groups on campus, but there are some other field-specific newspaper organizatinos that you can explore as well, such as the Dartmouth Business Journal. As you can see, anyone interested in journalism will be able to explore their passion through a variety of options. And to answer the second part of your question, these organizations are open to everyone and actually pretty easy to get involved with. Although we don't have a journalism major, that shouldn't turn you away from coming to Dartmouth! According to the Dartmouth, alumni have gone on to work for at the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNN and more. Getting a liberal arts education means that you can not only explore your interests, but employers are also generally pretty open to giving you a shot even if you don't have a pre-professional background in the area.
If you want to learn more about our newspaper organizations, feel free to explore the websites I've scattered around which have some articles and social medias you can look at. You can also reach out to a student through our Connect with a Student program, where we have some aspiring journalists. Finally, I'd like to mention that although we don't have a journalism major, we definitely have some journalism classes you can take!
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