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An image of three students in front of a sign board that reads Six Flags New England.

Thirty degrees Celsius? In Hanover? No, this is not a joke. We were blessed with an exceptionally warm week in Hanover, to the point where I genuinely thought I was back home in Sri Lanka. Jackets were gladly forgotten and students flocked to the Green, which is the vast lawn that spreads below Baker Library, to enjoy the strong sunshine. The trees outside my dorm started blossoming and all was right with the world. I could almost taste the happiness in the air.

Yes, I know, it sounds like an exaggeration. However, after the cold months of winter, this was the best reward I could possibly hope for. My friends and I made the most of the good weather, spending most of our time hanging out on the Green. The weather was almost too nice to study, except it is a Dartmouth term and no one can afford to fall behind. This is where studying on the Green comes in, which was the perfect calm environment I needed to finish some readings.

An image of two students laying down on the grass outside Baker Library and studying in the sunshine.
Studying on the Green!

To end a great week, I embarked on another eventful West House trip! This trip was to Six Flags New England, which is an amusement park around two hours from Dartmouth College. Why not volunteer to be suspended upside down at breakneck speeds, twist tight corners, and plummet straight downwards at 90 degrees? After the third week of classes, there was no better time to let loose; especially somewhere I could scream as much as I wanted with no judgement. We had the whole day to try out different rides, with transport and food completely provided for. The lines were not long and I managed to go on five rides with my friends!

Two students on seats in a rollercoaster at the Six Flags amusement park.
Right after a nerve-wracking rollercoaster ride!

Though I was admittedly dizzy and disoriented at the end, it was easily the best West-House trip I have been on so far. Going into week four, I can only hope for another amazing week like this.

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