Dartmouth is an extremely fit place as far as college campuses go. Nearly a quarter of undergraduate students are varsity athletes and three-quarters of undergrads Read more>>
No, that wasn’t a typo. It really is week six of 14X already, and for 16s that means you’re more than halfway through with the Read more>>
It’s a classic first-week-of-college challenge: try to find free food for every meal. Doing this for a day during Freshman Orientation was incredibly easy, with Read more>>
Dartmouth is an extremely fit place as far as college campuses go. Nearly a quarter of undergraduate students are varsity athletes and three-quarters of undergrads participate in a form of athletics, including club and intramural sports. There is also, however, an extremely large NARP (non-athletic regular person) contingency on this campus, although you may not have guessed it. If you’re a member of this exclusive grouping, chances are you already have some tactics for hiding it or you’ve fully embraced your NARP status. But if you’ve found yourself lost, searching for answers in a sea of rowers and football players, we would like to help. 1. Always go to the gym at the most popular times of the day. Honestly, I don’t know what these times are, but find out and be there! It really doesn’t matter much what you do at the gym, but soon people will start coming up to you and saying things like, “Do you spend all your time here?” The facetime is crucial. Maximize it by taking one of the first machines on the main floor. 2. Regardless of your activity level for the day, wear athletic clothes. Sure, you may just be lying in… Read more »
It’s sophomore summer, a time of tanning by the river and reading on the Green. Of course, each beautiful Hanover day we get comes at a price: the ever-looming threat of a sporadic downpour. There’s no rhyme or reason to this crazy New England weather, and even the forecasts can’t seem to get it down. Ever since I had to dump my bag on two of my roommates I saw walking so I could finish biking home through a sudden downpour a few weeks ago, I’ve been extra paranoid about making sure I’m prepared for the all-too-common swings in New Hampshire weather. Here are some tips I’ve accumulated through my own rainy experiences to avoid getting caught unprepared in the rain. 1. Move your bike under cover or indoors when you’re not riding it, or it will start to look like this. 2. Always check the forecast before setting out for the day… not that it will be of much use. Don’t be fooled by the sunshine—those storms roll in fast. If there’s the slightest chance of rain, bring a rain jacket. 3. On that note, bring an umbrella too, just in case. In fact, bring two, so you can… Read more »
No, that wasn’t a typo. It really is week six of 14X already, and for 16s that means you’re more than halfway through with the famed sophomore summer. At this time of the term, midterms have started up (14Xtremelybehind) and you may find yourself staring at a behemoth of a bucket list with no check marks or slashes through marking completion. Don’t worry, we know how you feel.
1. You’ve hardly done any of your readings/problem sets/any kind of work whatsoever for your classes.
2. That bucket list we mentioned? Yeah, better get started on that one too.
3. Wait, you have how many exams/papers/projects due this week?!
4. And your family arrives on Friday?!
5. Brain is in overload and can’t function.
6. Decide that it’s all a lost cause and retire to your bed to watch Netflix and nap, simply pretending that all the work and stress don’t exist.
As 14X grew closer this spring, exclamations of “You’re going to love sophomore summer!” and “I wish I could do it again!” seemed to jump up in every conversation I had. Sighs of “the farmer’s markets!” also popped up more than I expected. So far, it’s all been true — especially the farmer’s markets! One of the quintessential summer activities, farmer’s markets have become big this summer, offering fun regardless of where the sunshine finds you. Most Dartmouth students are familiar with — or at least have seen — the Hanover farmer’s market on the Green. But with some looking to get outside of the Dartmouth Bubble, and others with unfortunate lab times on Wednesday’s from 3 to 6 p.m., we’ve scoped out five of the best farmer’s markets you can find off-campus! While there are far more options than what we have the space to cover here, you can’t go wrong with a visit to any farmer’s market. Just don’t forget your reusable tote! Norwich Farmers Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 300 Route 5 South, Norwich, VT With over 50 vendors each week, Norwich is one of the biggest local farmer’s markets. They always have live entertainment and… Read more »
9:13 AM? Suspicious….
It’s a classic first-week-of-college challenge: try to find free food for every meal. Doing this for a day during Freshman Orientation was incredibly easy, with clubs and groups of all kinds vying for our attention. But over sophomore summer, things have become more complicated. Nevertheless, I decided to take on this challenge and try to find three free meals this week. Here’s how my day went: Breakfast, 10 a.m.: I had no idea how I was going to find myself breakfast until my film professor blitzed out late the night before my 10A. We would be doing our first read-through of our final project script the next morning…and juice and donuts would be provided. In the words of that immortal song from my freshman fall, I was “on a roll.” Lunch, 1 p.m.: A donut, half a muffin and a cup of fruit later, my stomach had recovered enough by 1 p.m. to consider my next free meal option. Luckily, I had swiped two mini Boloco burritos when I volunteered at the Prouty on Saturday and stuck them in my fridge. Does this make me a bad person? I can’t say for sure, but I can say that these burritos,… Read more »