Spring in Seven Photos
Looking back at my fondest memories of the term, here are seven snapshots of my spring term that I am grateful for.
- No. 1
I visited the Hood Museum for the second time ever during a Writing and Speaking Public Policy class field trip. Marveling at the bright colors and thought-provoking designs on the wall, we reflected on what makes art so persuasive and where specific pieces could be placed to maximize their intended effect.
- No. 2
I signed up to walk a Greek house’s dog Malachi, or “Chi” for short, to support the FORT nonprofit that subsidizes mental health care for Dartmouth students. Chi didn’t want to walk very far that day, so instead we played on the lawn with a large stick outside of Novack Café. Chi reminded me of a bigger version of my own dog back home, Kelsey!
- No. 3
Green Key Weekend
The Gold Coast—the lawn between West House and Allen House—transformed into an electrifying music festival for Green Key weekend. The crowd roared with enthusiasm as Dartmouth’s 2023 headliner Neon Trees performed iconic hits like “Everybody Talks” and “Animal.”
- No. 4
Volunteering at COVER
During a lovely mid-May Sunday afternoon, I painted a mural at COVER Home Repair, a gathering place for the White River Junction community in Vermont that uses proceeds from gently used building supplies and household goods to help pay for urgent home repairs for income-limited homeowners. This term, Dartmouth’s Energy Justice Clinic has been collaborating with community members to support COVER’s renovation efforts and help create a more welcoming, colorful walkway for all to enjoy.
- No. 5
Baker-Berry Study Seshes
I snapped this shot while admiring how quickly the trees sprung to life outside the West entrance of Baker-Berry Library. Just a 1-minute walk from my dorm, the library is the most convenient place for me to be productive on class assignments, research, or blogging (currently writing this blog in the 1902 Room!).
- No. 6
West House UGA Community
The undergraduate advisors (UGAs) of Russell Sage planned a “Donut Stress” event the weekend before the last two days of classes and finals week kicked off. Free donuts, face masks, stuffed plushies, gum, thank you cards, candy, and stress relief balls were a huge hit with our residents!
- No. 7
My friends and I drove about an hour away from campus to attend Lodge dinner at the gorgeous and rustic Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. Free for all current undergrads, we enjoyed a hearty 5-course meal featuring home baked pretzel bread, tomato soup, fresh green salad, bolognese pasta, and lemon bars for dessert!