Hi guys! The name's Tulio (yes, like the guy from Rio) Huggins, and I am navigating my first year at Dartmouth! I am from the beautiful state of Pennsylvania, where I have lived for the past couple of years. I hope to study either Government or History, but I'm open to other majors as well. In my free time, I love to hang out with friends at Christian Union, paint, and take pictures! Feel free to ask any questions you might have about Dartmouth. I hope that you all have a blessed day!
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!
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.
We so very wish you could step onto Dartmouth's campus yourself to witness the beauty of our winters live, but COVID-19 has made visiting campuses extremely difficult. I would love to share some of my favorite photos from this past snowy week!
While taking four classes at most other schools with semester-based calendars seems like a breeze, Dartmouth's unique D-Plan and quarter system make my efforts to take four classes this winter a bit more challenging.
Hopefully you all caught that slightly altered Mean Girls reference! While Regina George wasn't exactly going apple picking with her friends...I think she should've been! Here's a look into my own day of apple picking!
It took a couple weeks, but then I arrived at the (rather obvious) conclusion that school shouldn't preclude my making pancakes or doing chores or watching Frozen II. Zoom does not render Dartmouth some unsympathetic entity.