Nice Things and Homecoming
Homecoming just passed, and campus certainly felt different as alumni were welcomed back and school spirit was at an all-time high. In fact, you'll probably also feel the spirit of Homecoming on this blog over the coming days, as bloggers of all ages will share their own Homecoming experiences. In hopes of sharing my Homecoming in an unique way that will hopefully show you a different side of Dartmouth's biggest tradition, I decided to just share three things. Three nice things that I experienced during Homecoming.
- No. 1
A Drive to White River Junction!
The first thing I'm super grateful for is my drive to White River Junction. As someone who doesn't have a US Driver's License or a car on campus, I wasn't sure how I would get to the White River Junction train station to pick up my friend who was visiting for ths weekend. Thankfully, I had a friend who let me borrow his car and another who offered to drive me back and forth. It was amazing to see how much support was around me, and how a seemingly impossible task became so easy! I have two friends to thank for my drive up to train station, so I guess this nice thing is in fact a two in one! I was also able to take in the beautiful fall foliage during my drive up, so I hope you enjoy this snapshot I took!
- No. 2
BBQ, Courtesy of Some Alumni!
On Saturday night, all the restaurants in Hanover were full as alumni, students and families went out of town to celebrate Homecoming weekend. Fortunately for me, I was able to grab food at my fraternity house, where there was burgers and hotdogs for us to enjoy. What's great about the dinner was that I not only got to meet some of the alumni of the house, but also that the alumni offered to pay for the grill. It was a great sign of kindness and brotherhood, and I really enjoyed catching up or meeting Dartmouth alums. I can't wait for the alums to come back soon!
- No. 3
Building the Bonfire!
A part of the tradition of the bonfire is that the newest class of Dartmouth (the 25's) help to build it. I always thought it was a great gesture for students to take time out of their busy days to help build the bonfire, and this year was no different. Therefore, although this wasn't a nice thing that was done personally for me, it was a nice thing that was done for our community. It was great to see campus come together for the bonfire, and after a year hiatus it couldn't have been come sooner. I hope this blog was helpful in giving you a sense of not only what Homecoming is like, but also of Homecoming spirit and all the nice things that happened this week!