Hi guys! The name's Tulio (yes, like the guy from Rio) Huggins, and I am a '23! I am from the beautiful state of Pennsylvania, where I have lived for the past couple of years. I am double majoring in History and English with a concentration in Creative Writing. In my free time, I love to hang out with friends at Dartmouth Apologia, my fraternity, and in Aquinas House! Feel free to ask any questions you might have. I hope that you all have a blessed day!
History & English with Concentration in Creative Writing
Favorite Thing Right Now
Hanging out with my fraternity brother and hanging out in Aquinas House!
This history class is dedicated to investigating the history behind current events. In this term, we looked at the history behind immigration, Silicon Valley, and affirmative action. And in the final weeks of the term, we were able to choose what we wanted to learn about, and we chose to look at the history of impeachment. It is a very cool class with great class discussions. I would highly recommend!
COSC 1 is an intro to Computer Science course. I had never taken a CS course, so learning the new Python language was definitely tough! Even so, I learned so much about how to code, and the help provided by TAs and the professors is invaluable in this course!
This was the first class I ever took in the African and African American Studies and Religion Department. It opened my eyes to the various ways African Americans in the Jim Crow era survived when the world was stacked up against them. I would highly recommend!
This class was a creative writing class, and it gave me a lot of insight into what I as an author should want my readers to do when they confront the piece. It was an amazing class, and it was so cool to be able to take it in London!
My desire to learn about religion and history was thoroughly fulfilled in this class, where we looked at the various Christian conversions in different European areas. I learned a lot, and I really loved the prof's lectures!
I'm not taking any classes this term! Instead, I am doing a fellowship through the Leslie Center for Humanities, where I am writing an interconnected short story collection set in an evangelical church youth group.
Dartmouth's academics are known for being pretty hard due to the intense courses. Do you think you are still able to balance your workload while having fun?
Of course! But it takes a ton of discipline.
Dartmouth's ten-week terms are definitely intense, even with taking the normal 3-course workload. And at some points, you will have to sacrifice some of your fun to focus on your project, essay, or problem set for the week. This, of course, is normal for any period of your life; you have to work hard to play hard. But don't worry! There are many ways to "work hard" that will allow for those times to just have fun. For me, I try to have a set schedule for the week where I have all my classes and any meetings I need to go to listed. I also create a daily to-do list, which helps me feel accomplished and motivated to finish what I have to do for the day. If I can keep up with both of these tasks and not get distracted, I have time for some fun things! Take one of the trips I took during the fall term. Because of the 150th anniversary of the first college football game, Dartmouth football was going to face the Princeton Tigers at the Yankee Stadium. My housing community was offering a paid trip for us to go down there and witness the game and explore New York City. Thanks to some planning and working ahead (which included doing homework on the bus rides there and back), I was able to go and have a great time!
So, it is achievable to have fun and balance your workload, but you have to make sure that you have set goals and follow up on them.
Some of you planning to attend Dartmouth as international students may be thinking, "How will I celebrate the family weekend at Dartmouth?" Isn't it something I need a family for? How will my family get to Dartmouth from the far ends of the earth?
I haven't been up to much lately because I have been in quarantine due to COVID-19 the past 10 days. But my friends (?) were having the time of their lives without me. Here's what they have been up to.
Over the past two weeks, I've had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful '26s! Their most common question was "do you miss the city?" Although a born and raised a city girl, my answer was no! Come along to find out why!