California Dreaming

One afternoon during the summer before I began college, a group of friends and I decided to hitchhike our way to Los Angeles. I spent two weeks on the beach, read books that were on my To-Do list for the longest time, ate at almost thirty taco stands, and laughed more...

Coming Full Circle

In high school (and most high schools across the nation), the academic calendar is organized around the semester system, that is, two big blocks of instruction time that usually run sixteen weeks. Twelve years of this almost made me forget that winter existed; my...

Back in Action

After talking to Cara today, I had to take a moment and look back at the bio I first submitted to her almost two years ago, and I must say it definitely gave me a good laugh. I’m still attending Dartmouth College but I am nowhere near being a double major. I took...

Oh, the Places YOU Will Go!

A year ago around this time, my high school principal read us a passage from Dr. Seuss’s famous book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” At that moment, my friends and I had no idea what the point of it was, I mean after all, we weren’t children...

Putting a Face on Success

Winter terms at Dartmouth (8-9 weeks) are said to be the worst time to be on campus and by week 6, I was drained and wanted nothing more than to leave. Many of my friends went to Miami or Cancun for two weeks, but I knew I had to see my family and surround myself with...
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