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!
Does the community ever feel too small? Because there are only about 1,000 students in each class, how do you create a community of familiarity and privacy?
Dartmouth is known for its close-knit community of just over 4000 undergraduates, but even in comparison to our other, larger, Ivy siblings, the school feels pretty big! This stems from the fact you are put into an entirely new environment in which you meet 1000 other students from all across the WORLD—from Canada to Brazil to China. And since most likely you do not know any of the students, you get the opportunity to meet new people as soon as you step on campus.
My first year at Dartmouth had a lot of meeting these new people. Through the Christian Union, ROTC, and Dartmouth Apologia, I've made a group of friends that I am sure will grow in later years. And in those groups, that level of the community and closeness can be made, whether on Fridays when I help make free waffles for the community, or Tuesdays after an Apologia meeting when we eat dinner at FOCO. There are plenty of ways to create your community. And even though I was able to get to know a bunch of people, I have probably interacted with only 1/3 of my class. That means I still have three more years to meet even more classmates, including those in the grades above and below me!
People see Dartmouth as the small Ivy that is in the middle of nowhere. That is true, and it's a great attribute. But it's something more than that. It is a place for growth and exploration in a community of scholars from across the world. I encourage you to join!
There are several organizations on campus for students to participate in that it can sometimes be overwhelming. Thankfully, I was able to find People of Color Outdoors (POCO), which has been a great community to be a part of!
I decided to start interviewing for Humans of Dartmouth once more this term, given that I don't have much to do at home outside of work hours. In case you don't know, Humans of Dartmouth is a spin-off of Humans of New York.
From my own living room, I send my heartfelt thanks to the Big Green family for proving that community transcends the physical boundary. And to the '24s who claimed their place in this Big Green community last Friday, welcome home.