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!
It is a small college, and yet there are those who love it!
For those who are away/have been away from campus: what do you miss most about Hanover and Dartmouth?
In a famous Supreme Court case, Dartmouth College v. Woodward, Daniel Webster uttered the famous quote of Dartmouth: "It is a small college, and yet there are those who love it!"
During the six months I've been away from campus because of COVID, I really realized how much I missed campus. In my first year at Dartmouth, I was still getting adjusted to the hecticness of college life. The increase of homework, the classes, the homesickness, all hit me hard and made me want at times to be back home. However, the past year changed that--I realized what made Dartmouth what it was to me.
The first thing I missed was the campus itself. Dartmouth has such a beautiful campus, with so many trees and endless areas to just sit and rest for a little bit. Every season has its perks, whether it is the sunny days on the Green, or the silent winter nights when the snow is falling gently on Webster Avenue.
The second thing I missed where the intellectually stimulating conversations I had with people. During my sophomore fall term, I had endless conversations that often went late into the night that went from politics, religion, psychology, and more. I got to learn more about my fellow classmates--about their lives, their passions, their goals, and their fears. It gave me a way to grow closer to those around me, and the conversations that I had I will never forget.
This pandemic has taught me a lot of things. And one of the lessons has been to cherish the college I attend. So whenever I leave to go home for break, I now remember to be thankful for the time I get to spend at Dartmouth.
Since Dartmouth is on the quarter system, each season feels like a distinctly different chapter of my time here in college. Hanover has truly transformed over the past weeks: from deep shades of red to a white blanket of snow all around.
After a six week break, I'm back. My winterim was a fun mix of staying at home, binge-watching Survivor, celebrating the holidays, and enjoying the Southern Californian landscape, so I'm feeling refreshed to dive back into blogging!
But at the end of the day, when people ask me what my favorite Dartmouth memories are, I'm always thinking about the place. Ice skating, pink sunsets, riverbanks, or canoeing? That's my highlight reel.
I was recently looking at some of my older posts, reliving the glory days of freshman fall, and I realized that I never actually wrote an introduction post talking about myself! But better late than never, right?