It’s finally sophomore summer — the term we’ve all been looking forward to since day one of freshman fall. Each of us has our own expectations of what this term would be like for quite some while. But your plans for this summer are probably a bit different from what you told your parents— aren’t they?
The ’17s have finally made it to Dartmouth’s most highly anticipated term, and we’re all excited to see if sophomore summer is everything that it’s chalked up to be. But a week into the term and there are already a ton of things we’re sick of talking about. Of course, being jaded this early doesn’t bode well for these nine weeks. Here’s a list of the things we already know you’re going to be sick of saying a lot this term:
Last Thursday, the few, the proud, the (only) ’16 Dartbeat writers had a conversation about whether certain sophomore summer experiences were over- or underrated. For your sake, we’ve edited the conversation to give you our decisions — overrated, underrated or appropriately rated based on student perceptions — on quintessential sophomore summer activities. Get ready, 15X!
It’s week 10, graduation is near and ’15s are desperately looking for seat-savers. For those unfamiliar with the term, it is when people pay undergrads absurd amounts of money to show up on the Green two hours before graduation begins and sit in a chair so that the families and friends of graduates can sleep in. The people saving seats don’t even technically need to be awake to do this job. They just need to be alive and show up. This may be the only time in anyone’s life where they can get paid $50 or more an hour to just sit there. Continue reading
FoCo can often be hit or miss. Either Ma Thayer’s, the Pavilion or World View has your favorite or you must resign to eating something subpar and redeeming the meal with a chocolate chip cookie. We asked around to see what it would look like if all the stars aligned and your FoCo experience was everything you wanted it to be.
I had so much fun last week at San Francisco’s weekly food truck festival, Off the Grid at Fort Mason, that when my friends suggested we go again this week, I couldn’t say no. Only this time, I wouldn’t be writing about other Off the Grid sweets, although there are so many more than the chocolate chip bacon cookie and the dark chocolate crème brûlée I sampled in last week’s column. I had my eyes set on a classic San Francisco treat, a sundae from Ghirardelli Square. It was only right to visit one of the most notorious tourist havens in the city for my final column of 15S. Call it a full circle kind of destination – beginning and ending with two essential treats, one of the west coast and the other of San Francisco.