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DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH | 5 VARSHA IYER/THE DARTMOUTH STAFF
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Mirror Asks When has a blessing been disguised? Jake Maguire ’21: This year, I had foot surgery over winter break, which forced me to move from one dorm to another because my previous room was not handicap accessible. Although the recovery from the surgery took about four months, it was a blessing in disguise in some ways because I made some new friends in the process that I probably wouldn’t have known otherwise. Kylee Sibilia ’20: The Class of 1953 Commons seemed pretty grim at first, but I’ve gotten good at making mac and cheese in the microwave with the pasta from the main area and the cheese from the condiments area, and it tastes so good. What’s a Dartmouth blessing in disguise?
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Carolyn: I was disappointed to find out that I was randomly assigned to live in the River cluster — notoriously known as one of the worst dorms because of its distant location from the center of campus. I soon found that the long walk down Tuck Drive was worth it because of the unique community that organically sprung up there. I didn’t necessarily feel grateful for it while I was making the 20-minute trek to the River through the snow and hail, but looking back, I would now regard living in the River as a blessing in disguise, as I met some of my best friends there. Cappy: When I was little, I didn’t like math. I have distinct memories of sitting at my kitchen table, nine years old and huffing and puffing, pained at the thought of learning my multiplication tables. A stack of colorful flashcards stared back at me. I am quite happy for those flashcards — happy that my mother told me to sit down and do my homework. Although my little eyes rolled to the back of my head then, I can now split bills with friends, calculate what tip to leave and know whether I’m really saving by ordering an extra t-shirt to hit the free shipping amount. It’s the little things that count. This week, the Mirror explores the blessings that disguise themselves behind general education requirements, creative callings and even the injuries that plague student athletes. We explore the blessings that aren’t easiest to see, the diamonds in the rough, the hidden gems we only come to appreciate later. Every cloud has a silver lining.
JM: I honestly think that the Choates cluster is a blessing in disguise. Although they are not the newest dorms on campus, the fact that the buildings are connected and that they collectively house approximately a quarter of the freshman class definitely makes them a conducive place for ’21s to meet one another. Zachary Benjamin ’19: When Foco runs out of cookies. You can’t indulge if there’s nothing there. *insert “man tapping forehead while giving a knowing look” meme here* KS: When you live super far away, like the River or East Wheelock, you get really close with the people you’re living with. Ioana Solomon ’19: The obscenely long KAF lines. They have averted me from thousands of unnecessary calories, but when I take the plunge and sacrifice 20 minutes of my time for a danish, I savor every bite like it is my last. Have you ever not gotten what you wanted, but ended up better off? JM: I got rejected from Brown, which was kind of disappointing to me at the time because going to college there was a childhood goal of mine. But I found out the same day that I had been accepted to Dartmouth, and I love this school! KS: I’ve been rejected from countless clubs and internships at Dartmouth, and I think that has made me a lot stronger as a person. IS: I never got good at rowing. But I found my place at The Dartmouth, and I’d say I’m definitely better off. What’s your biggest blessing? JM: I’m definitely blessed to have grown up in a household where my parents supported me and to have attended high-quality public schools that prepared me for success. ZB: Family, health, loved ones. It’s hard for me to be upset about anything in my life for very long. KS: The fact that the sun is finally out and you can sit with friends on the Green again. IS: This place never promised only happy times. It only promised that it would open our eyes and help us grow. It’s taken a lot of stumbles, but I’d say I’m getting there. What part of your Dartmouth experience did you grow to love? JM: I have grown to love all the friendships that I have made here at Dartmouth, and I love meeting students from all over the world every day. ZB: I originally applied to join The Dartmouth on a whim. I’d say that it’s become rather important to me. KS: I’ve definitely grown to love all the quirks and beauties of the area of New England all around us off campus. There’s so much good food and beautiful scenery! IS: I’ve grown to love the pace of things. I know I’ll always hate Weeks Four and Nine (and honestly, probably all of them for brief moments), but there’s always something different, exciting and encouraging every time I step back on campus to do it all over again.
5.16.18 VOL. CLXXV NO. 39 MIRROR EDITORS MARIE-CAPUCINE PINEAUVALENCIENNE CAROLYN ZHOU EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ZACHARY BENJAMIN PUBLISHER HANTING GUO EXECUTIVE EDITOR IOANA SOLOMON
What have you been most surprised by at Dartmouth? JM: I was definitely surprised by the fact that Dartmouth’s faculty, who are some of the best scholars in the world, are genuinely interested in teaching undergraduates. It continues to amaze me that my professors, some of whom have published several books, are willing to make time to get to know me and all of my fellow students. ZB: How many people I still don’t know. KS: I think I’ve been most surprised by how supportive everyone always is of each other, even when we’re all also super stressed. Hidden gems at Dartmouth? JM: It’s not really a secret, but I love to study in Fairchild Tower! I also really like the walking trails by the golf course. KS: The many, many dogs you see around campus that always brighten your day. IS: Collis soft serve.
All Roads Lead to Rome: Dartmouth in Entertainment STORY
By Jimmy Nguyen
Some students come to Dartmouth thinking that their next four years might resemble a movie. “Animal House,” understandably, ﬁrst comes to mind. Even so, what overshadows and vindicates this wild identity is Dartmouth’s ability to produce successful alumni in the ﬁlm industry. Life may not always feel like a movie at Dartmouth, but many here end up writing and directing their own. David Benioﬀ ’92, Mindy Kaling ’01 and Shonda Rhimes ’91 are recognized as some of the most famous Dartmouth alumni in the entertainment industry today; however, some may be surprised to learn how widespread Dartmouth alumni are in many facets of the entertainment industry. Chris Miller ’63 Tu’64, writer of famed Dartmouth-inspired “Animal House,” is a prominent ex a m p l e. O t h e r s u c c e s s f u l filmmakers include duo Chris Miller ’97 and Phillip Lord ’97. These two met at Dartmouth and worked as writers or directors on a number of animated and feature ﬁlms, such as “Cloudy With A Chance of MeatBalls,” “The Lego Movie” and the 2012 remake of “21 Jumpstreet.” A fact that some
may be surprised to learn is that the entire “Despicable Me” franchise, along with the movies “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sing,” were produced by a Dartmouth alumnus, Chris Meledandri ’81. Just this past week, David Harbour ’97, an actor on popular Netﬂix series “Stranger Things,” caused a stir of excitement when he visited for an onstage conversation with campus. And let’s not forget that Lana Kane of the animated spy comedy “Archer” is played by Dartmouth alumna Aisha Tyler ’92. It’s easy to forget that at one point, these entertainment industry power players were regular Dartmouth students. They were once prospective film majors and leads in musicals and plays. While Dartmouth isn’t seen as a entertainment industry feeder school, their rise illustrates how Dartmouth students ﬁnd their way to success. This past weekend, the American musical “Hair,” an honors thesis production directed by Virginia Ogden ’18, showed at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Matthew Haughey ’21, who played one of the leading roles, said that a large part of this production was student-
run, providing students plenty department recently introduced good outlet to be creative and do of opportunities to get involved. a new creative writing class, character work.” For “Hair,” Ogden held the main Creative Writing 41.1, “Writing “Because improv is really focused director and choreographer roles. for television,” where students on creativity and quick thinking, The other director and designer work on their own Television those skills are something a lot of positions, involving music, costumes, pilot. With another three years people are looking for when going lighting, sound ahead, Haughey into acting,” Baker said. and stage, is bound to take Still, entering the entertainment were carried “I love to write so I’m several of them. industry isn’t easy. Daniel Berthe by a mix of using as much of the “I love to write, so ’18, a ﬁlm major modiﬁed with students I’m using as much English, is interested in working ranging from theater department’s of the theater in the entertainment industry after f i r s t - y e a r s guidance and all the d e p a r t m e n t ’ s graduation. Berthe’s first foray to juniors. g u i d a n c e a n d into the entertainment industry other resources [as Whether it a l l t h e o t h e r was through an internship at the is on or off possible.] Getting r e s o u r c e s [ a s National Broadcasting Company. t h e s t a g e , your own stuﬀ put on p o s s i b l e ] ” h e Over his junior summer, he was students have said. “Getting employed as a production assistant opportunities stages is one of the your own stuff at New Lion Cinema, worked with early on to things I hope to do at put on stages is Netﬂix and ABC on a women’s start building one of the things reproductive rights documentary Dartmouth.” their skills and I hope to do at and worked with USA Network on ex p e r i e n c e s Dartmouth.” season 3 of Mr. Robot. Yet despite that they can -MATTHEW HAUGHEY ’21 Haugheyalsorentsout his past experience, it will still take carry into the film equipment plenty of eﬀort to ﬁnd another real world. from the Jones internship or job in entertainment As Haughey put it, “You Media Center whenever he wants to industry. need to be well-versed in other do more sketch writing and ﬁlming. “The ﬁlm and television industry stuﬀ. You can’t just be an actor.” The self-drive he demonstrates is like a hundred musical chairs and Haughey stands behind this claim is deﬁnitely one common aspect people moving around,” Berthe by taking writing classes related to of Dartmouth said. “Here’s an the stage. Dartmouth has classes students that ugly truth of the in screen-writing, playwriting and make alumni “Entertainment ﬁlm industry: if dramatic story writing. The English and current consulting, media you have years students so of experience, consulti ng is just successful. if you’ve been H a u g h e y another conduit into a production s e r v e s a s the industry. There’s a assistant on evidence of ever y th in g, if million diﬀ erent ways this type of you’ve been a determination into it. All roads lead producer’s as he hopes to assistant, if to Rome. You have work on acting you’ve been a t h r o u g h o u t to be honest with s c r e e n w r i t e r, his time at yourself and recognize that does not Dartmouth. guarantee “ I ’ m that it’s called a dream anything.” p r o b a b l y for a reason.” But that doesn’t going to try d e t e r B e r t h e, and act in as who is adjusting m a ny p l ay s -DANIEL BERTHE ’18 his short-ter m as I can while plans to work in I’m here,” entertainment Haughey said. consulting. Dartmouth’s liberal arts model “There’s nothing that would also resonates with Haughey; dissuade me from doing this he understands how his many entirely,” he said. “Entertainment interests can be applied in an consulting, media consulting is just interdisciplinary way. another conduit into the industry. “Theater is my main focus,” he There’s a million diﬀerent ways explained. “I came here thinking into it. All roads lead to Rome. You I’d do more business-type stuﬀ have to be honest with yourself and post grad. I think I’d still like to recognize that it’s called a dream have those business skills… so I can for a reason.” be useful, but useful in a theater Although from an outsider’s company.” per spective Dartmouth may Outside of the stage, students not seem like an entertainment can also reﬁne their acting — more powerhouse, it does invite and speciﬁcally, their improvisational empower driven students who have skills — by joining improvisation hit it big. For those aspiring actors clubs on campus, such as Dog Day and writers, the College is a blessing Players. According to Justin Baker in disguise — the next star might ’21, a member of Dog Day Players, just be sitting next to you in your the performance club “provides a 10A.
Gain Through Pain: Dartmouth Athletes and Injuries STORY
By Aidan Chisolm
They’ve made it. More than doesn’t always show what’s wrong a decade of practice, games, with it,” Murphy said. tournaments and tryouts, and they Although Murphy has now have made it. Entering the fabled begun to see progress as he interior of Floren Varsity House, works with a new trainer, he donning fresh Dartmouth Peak emphasized how hard it was to see Performance gear, each is now no improvement during months of a collegiate athlete — Division rigorous physical therapy. I — with four seasons stretching Overuse injuries plague before them. But the years of volleyball player Sierra Lyle ’19 practice necessary to be recruited as well. After receiving hip surgery take a considerable toll on athletes’ to repair multiple tears in her hip at bodies. Once at Dartmouth, the the end of her freshman year, Lyle’s intensity with which they compete attempts at a quick fix backfired. sometimes leads to new physical After receiving an unsuccessful trauma. Injury — a looming threat cortisone shot her sophomore for any student athlete — can have spring, Lyle underwent other tests far-reaching impacts on all facets that revealed she was missing of student life. Though perhaps the majority of the cartilage in not all is as bleak her hip. This, she as it might seem. "[My injury] has later learned, was P a t r i c k caused by having Murphy ’21, a made me really pushed herself soccer player who recognize what I'm too strenuously has not played with the aim of putting in my body, since arriving at quickly returning Dartmouth due what I'm doing to to the court. to an overuse knee my body, and [has “It’s hard to tell injury, spoke of myself to stop, his commitment made me] more self- and it’s hard for to the game that aware. " me to listen to has driven his my body because ef forts toward I want to, you - SIERRA LYLE '19 recovery. know, go to the “My initial next ste p and diagnosis was be playing any actually four to m i nu t e, ” L y l e six weeks, which is crazy,” said said. “It’s also tough for me to Murphy. tell what’s too much, what’s not Crazy indeed. Murphy hasn’t enough, because there’s just a fine played in eight months. Recovery, as line because you want to be moving Murphy found, is often uncertain, and stuff.” with setbacks and even the Anna Ewasechko ’18 initially emergence of new, correlated had little conception of how injuries. debilitated she would be following a “The issue with the injury is concussion sustained during a field there’s no quick fix and the MRI hockey game halfway through her
COURTESY OF ANNA EWASECHKO
Anna Ewasechko '18 suffered a concussion her junior season, which changed her identity and outlook on life.
junior season. She certainly didn’t believe it would end her field hockey career. Though she ultimately stayed on the team because of her commitment to team members and her role as assistant captain, Ewasechko experienced severe symptoms for approximately ten months, rendering her not only unable to play, but unable to be in loud, highly stimulating areas. In the year-or-so following her injury, Ewasechko’s extroverted nature was tested. “I love being with people and hanging out, and even like being in places that are busy and stuff like that,” Ewasechko said. “I couldn’t do any of that. I had to be super secluded.” While it is difficult to consider any aspect of such an incapacitating concussion a “blessing,” Ewasechko
COURTESY OF PATRICK MURPHY
Patrick Murphy '21 has been off the field for eight months due to a knee injury but will probably return in the fall.
ultimately came to appreciate opportunities afforded by the extra time she had without field hockey. “I got so close with my friends and was able to do things like, I don’t know, just like enjoy a slower pace of Dartmouth, which I feel like people take for granted a lot,” Ewasechko said. “It’s so nice to just be able to lay out on the Green or hang out with friends or just maybe take a little bit extra longer time studying or doing an assignment, like letting yourself go for more KAF breaks.” While not playing field hockey was a significant change and a sad one, Ewasechko gained an appreciation for aspects of the Dartmouth experience that hadn’t been compatible with an athletic schedule hardly allowing enough time to work or sleep. Though frustrating and painful, injuries might be the sort of strength-testing experiences that prompt introspection, especially in the longer-term. “It has developed this gratefulness in me,” Ewasechko said. “It’s so funny thinking now like, I took grocery shopping for granted, or talking to more than two people at a time and following a conversation or not getting anxious in class. I feel like I just have an even more positive outlook on life for sure.” Lyle also came to recognize new aspects of herself as she dealt with injury. “I learned so many lessons about myself,” Lyle said. “I’m the biggest people-pleaser. Basically, I was trying to please everyone but my own body and my own self. I had to scrap everything and just be like, ‘Dude, it’s your life, it’s your body, you need to just focus on making yourself better and not doing everything for everyone
else.’” Lyle ultimately understood how her injury, despite the frustrating uncertainty and physical toll, led her to be a healthier person. “[My injury] has made me really recognize what I’m putting in my body, what I’m doing to my body, and [has made me] more self-aware,” Lyle said. Murphy’s soccer overuse injury has also prompted him to adopt healthier habits. “I changed my lifestyle,” Murphy said. “I changed my diet. I started stretching more.” Though he will likely return to the field this fall, Murphy’s lifestyle changes will continue to benefit his broader wellbeing. Considering that college is a time in which identities are shaped, perhaps an injury has the potential to do just that — to allow athletes to invest more deeply in other pursuits. “My identity totally shifted,” Ewasechko said. “It’s hilarious talking to people who knew me freshman year because I was so about field hockey, and I remember talking to one of my teammates being like, ‘Ugh I hate off days, like what are we supposed to do … I’m so bored.’” For Ewasechko, her sport is still “obviously a part of [her] identity,” as shown by her Nike backpack, a remnant from her field hockey days. “But it’s not the only thing,” she said. “I feel like I can be identified by other things as well now.” Perhaps in the void left by a sports team, whether temporary or permanent, opportunities can arise for athletes to invest in a new club, make friends outside of their team, indulge in that extra KAF trip or even develop a better understanding of themselves.
Diamonds In the Rough: Distributive Requirements STORY
By Andrew Sosanya
Degree requirements at Distributives allow students to Students often find themselves Dartmouth can sometimes be a pain. look at information with different in a situation in which they have Students must fulfill 10 distributives, lenses. Kesler took Earth Sciences major classes lined up and empty fulfill a language requirement, pass 6, “Environmental Change,” for slots in their schedule. When an English class, First-Year Seminar her science distributive, and while computer science and math major and three courses that satisfy World it wasn’t a familiar history or Native Annie Ke ’19 took Computer Culture Requirements, complete American studies class, it has pushed Science 31, “Algorithms,” a physical her to become notoriously mentally-taxing class, education more w e l l - her sophomore year, she lightened "[Distributives] really courses, and versed in climate the burden with a women’s, gender, pass a swim contribute to the change and more and sexuality studies class and a test. These i nvo l ve d w i t h comparative literature class. The Dartmouth education requirements s u s t a i n a b i l i t y. mix of topics allowed her to switch form a basis for and the liberal arts A c c o r d i n g t o gears frequently and switch modes the liberal arts model." Kesler, the class of thought — which led to a more education that was incredibly enjoyable, smoother term. Dartmouth accessible and “They provided me the relief I prides itself -RACHEL KESLER '19 n o t o v e r t l y needed,” Ke said. “Comp Lit got me on. While these suffocating, which to look at characters as real humans requirements allowed her to and think about life reflecting back can be tough, take in as much that way.” they can also she could squeeze For some students, distributives be a blessing from it. can also be a way to find refuge in disguise. “I’m able to interact with in a relatively easier course load. Distributives allow for a taste of climate change data much more Relatively easy courses, colloquially what the world can offer its brightest thoroughly than known as minds. A liberal arts education before,” Kesler “layups,” are "I've gotten to try strives to avoid the academic bubble said. often sought in which students get entrapped E ve r y ye a r, random, different after to fill when they specialize in a discipline. Dartmouth hosts things here that have distributives. Distributives can help students a n i n c r e d i b l e Students discover a field they wouldn’t have number of classes made my academic often consult stumbled upon normally, which that are extremely experience more the popular could contribute to a new interest p o p u l a r w i t h website Layup enjoyable." in a minor or even a major. Setting t h e s t u d e n t L i s t , wh i ch out into the world, students are b o d y. C l a s s e s allows them equipped to tackle various problems, like Computer -ALLISON CHUANG '19 to gauge the such as analyzing a scientific S c i e n c e 1, difficulty of paper, writing a book or compiling “Introduction to offered courses research. Programming and by looking at History and Native American Computation,” and Government 5, professor-tailored reviews and studies major Rachel Kesler ’19 “International Politics,” have been median trends. Ke said that she uses said that distributives have helped labeled by students as “must-take” Layup List to vet all the distributives her become a critical thinker and classes that can shape one’s mind. she wants to elect. have expanded her skill set. Non-Recording Options also allow “What makes or breaks your “They really contribute to the students to take the risk of enrolling experience is the professor,” Ke said. Dartmouth education and the in a course they have absolutely no After all, a wonderful professor liberal arts model,” Kesler said. knowledge of. teaching an unfamiliar subject can make the experience much more enjoyable. Allison Chuang ’19, a computer science major, has taken almost all of the general education requirements she needs for graduation. If it wasn’t for the literature requirement, she wouldn’t have taken Classics 1, “Antiquity Today: An Introduction to Classical Studies,” a class that unexpectedly became her favorite non-major class. Among the distributive classes she has taken, the literature and social analysis classes have stretched her interests the furthest, extending them into literary criticism and psychology. She said her Dartmouth education would have been less impactful if she had only taken computer science classes. “I’ve gotten to try random, different things here that have made my academic experience more enjoyable,” Chuang said. During the spring of 2016,
the faculty of arts & sciences distributive topics by himself. voted to revise the current system “Not all courses teach a lot of of distributive requirements, new and useful information,” Bailey maintaining the 10-course minimum said. “It feels like I can read a book but lowering the number of and get the same amount of the categories from eight to four broader course.” ones. Although it approved these What would a world without changes, the faculty overwhelmingly distributives look like? In that world, turned down a proposal to institute Bailey, who is going to work as a a new language requirement in software engineer after graduation, which students, even those already hypothesizes that he would have fluent, must take a level three or become a computer science and higher language course. Chuang physics double major or picked up said that language requirements can a math minor if he didn’t have to make it harder to explore different complete his distributives. disciplines. Bailey enrolled in Dartmouth “Three terms seeking to a are a lot of your "Not all courses teach demystify the D a r t m o u t h a lot of new and useful disciplines that experience,” would be the C h u a n g s a i d . information. It feels most useful “Because there like I can read a book to him after are only three Dartmouth. classes a term, it and get the same Although he limits what you amount of the course." had a blast on can do.” his language Distributives study abroad a r e n’ t a l w a y s -ALEX BAILEY '18 to Barcelona, a blessing in he said that disguise. Some distributives students like to have impeded take a pragmatic approach to their him from taking more classes he education, focusing solely on their was interested in. Bailey said that interests and career preparations. an optimal solution would be to Depending on a student’s goals, keep requirements for each major distributive requirements can delay but allow students the agency to major plans or make it harder for explore outside their major for the students to complete ambitious rest of their credits. major plans. They may not even “Students should have the fit within the students’ interests. ability to choose, and a liberal arts Physics major Alex Bailey ’18 said education would be better with he could have learned some of the options,” Bailey said.
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How Are You, Really? TTLG
By Caroline Hsu
“How are you?” If I got a penny every time someone asked me this, I would be able to pursue my childhood dream career of being a professional McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets taste tester. I studied abroad in the U.K. last spring, and my British friends told me they found it absurd that Americans used “How are you?” not as an actual inquiry into another’s state of wellbeing but rather as a perfunctory greeting phrase. I’m never sure how to answer the question; it depends on how close I feel to the asker, but I will usually respond with a chirpy “Good!” I am overall a happy person, and so my positive response is generally not facetious. Yet there is something disingenuous about the whole exchange; it is almost as if saying anything but “Good!” is socially sacrilegious. Dartmouth is a beautiful, intellectual, tight-knit and, unfortunately, sometimes toxic place. Everyone is overcommitted, eve r yo n e i s h i g h - a ch i ev i n g, everyone is perfect — at least, there is a pressure to appear that way. At one point or another, most Dartmouth students struggle,
whether academically, socially or when I came to Dartmouth because financially. Yet we are discouraged I thought my time was better from complaining too much spent studying or doing other because, of course, everyone else is “practical” things. Who has time also overburdened. In reflecting on to read books for fun anymore? my past four years at Dartmouth, Something being a “waste of time” I’ve come to the conclusion is such an arbitrary categorization; that a lot of i f s o methi ng these struggles “Over the years, I have makes you stem from happy, then it is cared increasingly less an obsession worth the time. with exter nal about what others I now indulge in v a l i d a t i o n . think of me and more Taylor Swift’s Over the years, most recent I have cared about what I think ro m a n t i c i n c r e a s i n g l y about myself.” rendezvous in less about what my downtime others think of without any me and more guilt. about what I think of myself. I’d 2. Spend less time on social like to share three broad guidelines media and more time living that I’ve started to live by. in the moment. 1. Do what makes you happy. Contrary to popular opinion, I The first time I realized I had don’t believe that social media is given up most of my hobbies was, the root cause of our generation’s ironically, when I was filling out the mental health problems. I do, “Interests” section of my resume however, think that using social in anticipation of cor porate media with the wrong mindset can recruiting. In high school, I was be detrimental. I used to spend editor of the literary magazine hours on Facebook, carefully and regularly submitted creative curating my profile and editing writing pieces in addition to photos before posting them. I painting and playing the violin. thirsted for likes as if they were I gave up most of these pursuits vital to my survival. In order to COURTESY OF CAROLINE HSU
maximize my number of likes, I rush aside from the fact that all my would purposefully post during a friends were doing it. Luckily, I love time of day that people were on my sisters and couldn’t be happier their computers or phones (Sunday in my sorority, but it’s important after dinnertime). These days, to think about why you are my Facebook doing something profile is before you do “I can’t count the outdated and it. Academically riddled with number of times I did speaking, I now silly photos of things at Dartmouth — t a k e c l a s s e s me. Freshman simply for fun m e w o u l d taking certain classes, or because they h a v e b e e n going to certain social are something aghast at the I am passionate events, etc. — because state of my about. I am p ro f i l e, bu t I felt like they were currently taking s e n i o r m e supposed to matter to a class on global realizes that poverty purely I am who I me. because it looked am, no matter interesting to how cool my me and because social media I wanted to presence makes me look. So, learn more about international no, I’m not going to delete that development. It has been one unflattering picture that makes of my most fulfilling learning my nose look big. experiences at Dartmouth and has 3. Care more about the things made me realize I am interested that really matter to you. in that field. I can’t count the number of My time at Dartmouth has been times I did things at Dartmouth a rollercoaster of ups and downs, — taking certain classes, going and what will stay with me forever to certain social events, etc. — are the incredible people I’ve because I felt they were supposed gotten to know and the experiences to matter to me. For example, I that have made me stronger. Thank participated in sorority rush my you, Dartmouth, for helping me sophomore year; in hindsight, I realize that it’s okay to not always really had no compelling reason to be “Good!”
Blessings in Blossoms PHOTO
By Adrian Russian