Yadira 's D-PlanWhat's a D-Plan?
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: WRIT 5 - Crime, the Criminal Mind and the Courtroom
My first real college class! Professor Sargent was both challenging and engaging -- she taught me how to write well and was also my Zumba instructor (until I sprained my ankle...).
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: SPAN 07.05 - Utopia in Latin America
We focused on Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Thousand Years of Solitude".Professor Pastor's one of the leading experts of the second conquest of Latin America and is super passionate about her work.
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: LATS 40 - Immigration, Race and Ethnicity
Interdisciplinary course in geography, sociology, and latinx studies, my final project use political affiliation/age/county to predict the California presidential winner.
Since my freshman year of high school, I've been using my summers to get ahead in school, go to special math/science programs, or work. This would be my last "free" summer, so I stayed home and helped my mom at work.
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: SPAN 15 - Intensive Writing Workshop
I started to forget Spanish while on campus, so I took this class, aimed at native speakers, to achieve a better grasp of grammar and creative writing.
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: GOVT 60.14 - Libertarianism
Honestly, one of the hardest classes I've taken since I'm not a philosophy major...or a government major.
SpringOn CampusFavorite Class: LATS 045 - US-Mexican Borderlands
For my final paper, I got to write about political happenings in my hometown which was such a cool experience!
SummerOn Campus - Sophomore Summer!
Joined a dance team, enjoyed the weekly farmer's markets and explored so much of what campus has to offer. Camp Dartmouth for life!
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: ARTH 40.05 - Latinx Art & Activism
Learned about the Chicano Movement of the 1960s through art -- a nice way to fulfill a distributive requirement while diving deeper into my major!
WinterOn Campus Internship
Being on campus without taking classes is super weird but super rewarding! It has made me appreciate Dartmouth in a different way.
New School, New Me
My past three years at Dartmouth have been filled with so many new experiences that have completely changed my life. If you had told me three years ago that I would willingly eat salad, canoe for 20 miles, or even know how to cook something other
- No. 1
Canoeing and Hiking!
Let's start with an easy one. California has been in a drought since I can remember, so canoeing back home was out of the question. To be quite honest, I signed up for this trip because I refused to hike. Jokes on me, I still did that! Hiking Mount Moosilauke is one of many traditions you first get exposed to at Dartmouth. On the last night of Trips, you have the option to leave for the peak of Moosilauke at 3 AM to catch the sunrise from the top — a sunrike, if you will. I was initially not too keen on going (the small hills I hiked back home were nothing compared to this x footer) however, there were three groups of various speeds going up, making this tradition accessible to most.
- No. 2
Becoming Master Chef
Before college, I had strict orders to not set foot in my mom’s kitchen, since so many of my cooking experiments were... not the best tasting. It came as a surprise to my mom that I can actually cook now! Honestly, I have to give all credit to chemistry lab for teaching me how to follow detailed instructions. I even took a stab at baking this past spring break! It’s been a great way to destress and hang out with friends, while also practicing my lab skills (or, at least that’s what I tell my mom). I may not know how to do my taxes (yet), but I'm one step closer to #adulting.
- No. 3
THE FRESHMAN FIFTEEN ARE REAL! Or at least for me, they were. I’ve had to learn how to eat healthy, schedule in time to workout, and learn moderation. I’ve taken a few PE classes (and burst a vein in my eye in one particular Insanity class), have taken up running once again, and even joined a dance team my sophomore summer. I even ENJOY salads now!
West Coast, Best Coast! East Coast... Beast Coast?
Whenever I tell someone from home that I go to a small, liberal-arts college in New Hampshire (what can I say, I like to think I'm too humble to "name drop"), the next question they ask is, "why would you EVER leave California?"
Day of the Dead at Dartmouth! Dia de Los Muertos en Dartmouth!
Dia de Los Muertos (or, Day of the Dead) is a tradition in most Latin American countries. Although customs vary from country to country and region to region, it all comes down to remembering those who have left earth too soon.