So there are a lot of people saying that the protest will scare 17s away. But in the same breath, these same people are dishing out death threats to the protesters.
Did you ever take a second to think about how death threats are a LOT scarier than protests?
I mean, if I was a 17 in the Dimensions Show audience, yes, I would have been put off by the protest. No one wants to learn that their dream school is not be the wonderful fairytale land they’ve been told it was.
But since the problems that the protesters brought up are problems that exist everywhere, the protest probably would not have deterred me.
But seeing the threats the protesters have received, that would definitely make me think twice about matriculating. There is absolutely nothing appealing about a place in which people have to fear for their lives because they spoke out against injustice.
I got that sooooo many times during my freshman year. Random anons all up in my ask box, “Why don’t you transfer if you’re so unhappy here?” and shit like that.
And yes, that is true. No one has to be here. But that doesn’t mean that they should just sit back and ignore all that goes on. Every place is going to have its problems so transferring won’t necessarily solve anything. Same problems, different location. So stop taking it so personally when someone doesn’t like Dartmouth.
I don’t get all up in your shit because you don’t like potatoes, do I?
Actually, I probably would because potatoes are delicious and it makes 0 sense for someone not to like them. Jkkkkkkkkk. But actually.Just ignore the people who have issues with Dartmouth. Or better yet, open up your eyes and actually see what it is they’re so angry about. Take off your rose-colored glasses and actually learn something.
There is something so frightening and disgusting about people being angrier at those who speak out against injustice than at the actual injustice itself.
First, let me start off by saying I 100% support the need for prospective students to know everything there is to know about Dartmouth. People really need to know what they’re getting themselves into. I’ve heard too many people talk about how they came to Dartmouth because of Dimensions and that Dimensions gave them a skewed perception of reality at Dartmouth.
And it’s not even just the problems; one (rather eccentric) girl matriculated because she assumed that it was normal for people to run around with crazy colored hair and wear flair. Nope. That only happens at Dimensions and Trips.
Now back to the protest. Apparently the groups behind this attempted to have “civilized” discussion events but the Administration shut down all their advertising and promotion of these events. (Because silencing unhappy people is Dartmouth’s favorite thing to do.) Their posters were ripped down and their chalk messages were scrubbed off the sidewalks. So they backfired with this protest to make sure they were heard.
I respect that.
What bothers me is that they the interrupted the Dimensions Show. I am an event planner. It’s what I do. And I know the hard work that goes into planning an event like that. And I know how devastating it can be when even something relatively minor and unrecognizable goes wrong. But this, this was definitely major and definitely recognizable.
I know if something like this would have happened during one of my shows, I would’ve fucking flipped my shit. The protest would have been NOTHING compared to the results of my rage.
I realize it probably would not have been as effective, but as someone who can sympathize with the Dimensions Show Crew (or whatever they’re called), I would have preferred if they protested outside of FoCo, at the beginning/end of the Dimensions show, as all the 17s were entering/exiting. The same people would have seen their completely valid message, and they wouldn’t have interfered with the final product of hours and hours of commitment and hard work.
That being said, I really hope the people involved in the protest don’t get into any sort of trouble. That would be hella hypocritical of Dartmouth. Punish the people bold enough to speak out against the shit that happens here, yet do nothing to the people that cause all the shit that happens here.
Anonymous asked:So is it hard to eat healthy at Dartmouth? I really don't want to catch the freshman 15, lol do you have any tips?
It’s not hard, but it does require a significant amount of willpower. Healthy options are available in every dining hall, but so are not-so-healthy options, haha. My main tip is everything is fine in moderation.
Most people wouldn’t be able to eat a huge FoCo breakfast, a burger special from the Hop for lunch, and massive container of Collis pasta for dinner every day without packing on some pounds. But none of those things in and of itself is terrible. Just don’t go overboard.
I gained 18 pounds my freshman FALL because I was just so overwhelmed with the amount of choices there were and I felt I always had to try everything right then and there. The food repeats often. If they had it once, they will have it again. Keep that in mind, haha.
When it comes to FoCo, the only all-you-can-eat option on campus, portion control is everything. Just because endless food is available to you doesn’t mean you have to eat like a maniac. If you find yourself eating more than you’d like, try to get FoCo to-go.
Ummmmm, I don’t really have much else to contribute. Staying healthy at Dartmouth is just like staying healthy anywhere else. Portion control and moderation.
Hope this helps.
Anonymous asked:Do you go to parties at Dartmouth? What are white boy parties like, lolol Please tell me they play good music because that's all I ask for!
I wouldn’t call myself a “party-goer” but I’ve been to a few parties. :-)
It really depends on the DJ, but most dance parties at the frats play a lot of Top 40 and dance remixes. If you’re looking for hip hop, R&B, reggaeton, etc, you’d probably be better off at Cutter or LALACS parties.
Anonymous asked:ok so do you have any advice for a sophomore in high school looking to get into dartmouth (with a relative who went there). like grades, extra-curriculars, like how can i best prepare myself to get it ??
I mean…honestly, there’s no formula to get into Dartmouth, or any school for that matter. There is nothing that says “If you have above a 4.0, are the president of 3 clubs, and the captain of the soccer team that you will be guaranteed acceptance.” A person could have all that and still be rejected.
But I will say that in terms of extracurriculars, it is much more important to do things you are actually passionate about than it is to do a whole bunch of resume builders. =P
Anonymous asked:The panicky anon from last time. I'll say this: if I get into Dartmouth, you're exactly the kind of friend I'd be looking for. I wish you lived close to me. ):
D’awwww, this is the sweetest thing ever!
Well if you get into Dartmouth, I look forward to meeting you! :D
Some group at Dartmouth needs to sponsor a Kai Davis visit.
I went to bed a little before 1 because I was on the edge of death. And when I go to bed feeling terrible, I am KNOCKED OUT, like even moreso than usual.
And out of nowhere, I am woken up by this girl just screaming fucking bloody murder! She’s all like “OW! OWWWW! OWWW! OWWWWWWWWWWW! SOMEBODY HELP ME! OWWWWWWWWWWW!”
So naturally, being the
nosy ass person good citizen that I am, I run to the window to see what’s up. I can’t see the source of all the noise, but I see a few scantily clad people running through the snow over to where she is and a few others just staring in that direction from the sidewalk.
She continues screaming at the top of her lungs for like, a good 10 minutes, adding things like “I don’t know what happened” and “I don’t know I how got here” in between her original ow’s and somebody-help-me’s.
Eventually, S&S, HPo, and an ambulance showed up. She’s still screaming, though much quieter and less frequently. I never saw her or anything other than the various vehicles of the agencies mentioned above until she was moved into the ambulance via stretcher. But from my window, I still couldn’t identify anything being wrong with her.
When I left my dorm this morning, there was no blood in the snow, no broken glass or anything, no sign that anything out of the ordinary happened. And I assumed it would be all over campus news and such but it just…wasn’t.
How often does freaky shit like this happen on this campus?
I swear I will never rest until I find out wtf was going on with that girl.
Anonymous asked:Since many students live on campus at Dartmouth, are the communities inside the the dorm buildings strong? Does your RA or UGA (?) put on any activities? Do you think a shy person would be able to open up in the environment?
It really depends on the building. Like most freshman buildings are pretty strong. Everyone knows each other an all that jazz. And if that’s not true for the whole building, it’s typically true for each floor.
But after freshman year, I’m not so sure. I swear, sometimes it seems like I’m the only person that lives in this building because I hardly ever see/hear anyone. Super strange. But I appreciate it. It’s peaceful. =]
We call them UGAs here. =] Much like what I mentioned above, UGAs are super prevalent in residential life during your freshman year. I just got back from my first floor meeting as a non-freshman, and dudebro said we won’t be having any other floor meetings, but that they would try to create some activities for us and stuff like that.
When it comes to shyness and opening up, I really think that depends on you as a person. I’m not really sure what type of environments you thrive in, so I can’t exactly speak to whether or not you’ll be able to open up.
That being said, I hope you have a great time at Dartmouth! That is, if you decide to come. =]
Anonymous asked:Hi! I'm really interested in studying abroad this year, but I'm worried that I will not be able to afford it. Is Dartmouth generous with financial aid for study abroad programs? I'm on financial aid (not a full-ride, though), and I know that Dartmouth claims to completely cover the costs for financial aid recipients, but I'm skeptical. Studying abroad is definitely a dream of mine, so I'm very curious!
The financial aid is great…for all the billable stuff. Like with your tuition, room and board, etc, your financial aid situation will be the same as it is on campus. But you still have to pay for books. And the spending money is what’s going to get you. Dartmouth doesn’t supply spending money, but they do pay for all the mandatory stuff, and a lot of other things.
Like here in Rome, they pay for our monthly transportation costs, and we’ve done things like go to soccer games, the opera, etc, all of which were paid for by Dartmouth.
Also, it’s possible to save a ton of money by either buying your lunch at a grocery store each week, or having your host family take food from the house. Paying 5 euro (or whatever currency you’ll have) for lunch each day doesn’t seem like much, but it adds up. Especially when you consider the exchange rate. The US dollar is super weak, so even if it seems like you have a lot of money, once you change it into euros you’re basically broke. =/
We’re also allowed to travel within the country, which is not at all mandatory, but a lot of people do it. That also can eat away at your money.
Blarg. Sorry for such a long response. I know you only asked whether Dartmouth covers the costs, and the short answer is yes, everything but the spending money.
Anonymous asked:did you find econ interesting? how was the class? lots of work?
I enjoyed the material but I kinda hated the class. For me, it seemed like the material was overcomplicated for no reason. Like a lot of the stuff was common sense, but it was explained in this really roundabout way. =P
There wasn’t a lot of work, though. In Curtis’s class, we had a small problem set that was due every two weeks, 2 midterms and a final. There’s a significant amount of reading, but I feel like if you pay attention in class, you can probably get by without the reading. She always says if it’s not covered in class, you won’t need to know it.