If someone asks me what helps me get through the ten-week pressure cooker term at school, I would have a pretty concise list. First would be mountain biking club. The DMBC isn’t the biggest club in the DOC, but we have 5 amazing trail networks within a 15 minute bike ride of campus. These are networks, not trails. I have been biking for three years here and still haven’t biked all the trails.
Since that is off my list at the moment due to my, em, healing neck, I would jump to next on the list – the woodshop. There are not any other colleges or universities that I know of that have a woodshop with free instructors for anyone with a project in mind. And I have lots of projects.
My third escape is the Lodge. The Mousilake Ravine Lodge, originally built in 1938 as a ski lodge, is an amazing social space for Dartmouth students and alums. It is a student run lodge with breakfast, dinner, amazing views and great events. Like tonight with Gin Fiddle playing some of my favorite folk songs!