Big Questions Ep. 21: Dartmouth College

Big Questions Ep. 21: Dartmouth College

August 13, 2019 50 By Stanley Isaacs


(Upbeat music) – [Sam] I’m Sam Clark
with Crimson Education and we’re here at Dartmouth
to ask some big questions. Check that out! (Upbeat music) What’s the best thing about Dartmouth? – [Female] I think the
best thing about Dartmouth is just like the sense of community here, everyone, like works together,
like you’re not where you’re constantly competing
against your peers. – [Female] So I think compared
to like schools in like the city and urban areas,
like, the students are like, we live, we literally live together. And that creates a community feel. – [Female] You say “Hi!”, to literally everyone when you’re walking by. It’s a big sense of community,
which is really nice. – [Male] I like the environment of it, it’s very connected and
it’s a small campus, which makes it easy to make friends and make good connections here. – [Male] The people here are amazing and it’s a beautiful location. – [Male] I really like the deep plan. I think that even though it’s only ten weeks, each term, it’s not very stressful, the students have told me. – [Sam] What is that? – [Male] What? Oh the deep plan? The fact that we’re on a quarter system not a semester system. – [Sam] Got it. – [Male] Outdoors. You can go out, you can go mountain biking,
go skiing, it’s great. – [Sam] What’s the worst
thing about Dartmouth? – [Male] I don’t think
there is a worst thing. – [Sam] No worst thing? – [Male] Cold, cold. I’m from California so I have
to say the weather, yeah. – [Female] Honestly the weather. Like it is so cold here, it’s ridiculous. – [Male] The incredible amount of work. – [Male] Definitely the
skiing, you never get a break. It’s always one thing to the next, man. – [Male] I wouldn’t say
it’s the worst part of it, but it’s kinda isolated, which I guess you could see that as a pro and a con. – [Female] Being in a rural
area, so that you don’t have, like, the I guess, the
things that you can get from living in a city like, for example, concerts or I don’t
know. Other urban things. – [Sam] What do you typically
do on weekends here? – [Female] Homework. – [Male] Work, work, nonstop. – [Male] I’m part of a
fraternity here on campus, so you know, that’s always
a door that’s open to me. – [Male] Usually I, I
don’t really do too much, usually try to get some work done before I, like, go outside at least. – [Female] Parties. – [Male] On Saturday nights we either go to fraternities or study. Plus we’re on the rowing team so we can’t, like, go out every night, but
like, we would if we weren’t. – [Sam] If you weren’t rowing you’d be going out every night? Got it. – [Male] They have movie nights. They have events at Colus every weekend, so there are a lot of
options for students. – [Male] Just one thing
to add to that would be, I like to go to the gym burn
off some steam on those nights. – [Male] Yeah I like to
go out, go to the gym and workout, or I’ll go to an event. Events are open to, like, all
students so it’s really nice. – [Sam] And if you remember, what did you write your college essay about? – [Male] Uhhhh… (Silence) – [Female] I wrote it
about watching my grandma suffer through cancer, and how that, like, inspired me to get into like the biomedical engineering field. – [Male] I wrote mine about
rebuilding an old car. – [Female] I wrote about my names. – [Female] I think I wrote
about my cultural background. And why coming to Dartmouth would help me understand my cultural background more. – [Male] Like I had a passion for aviation, so I wrote it about that. – [Female] I wrote my
application essay about my experiences with anorexia, and also how it’s made me, like, a better person. – [Sam] Anything to add? – [Female] Not really, Dartmouth
is the best, obviously. – [Sam] Dartmouth is the best! Do you have a Dartmouth cheer? – [Female] Dartmouth cheer? No. – [Sam] What’s the
mascot? Is there a mascot? – [Female] Sort of. It’s a keg. – [Sam] A keg? – [Female] Yeah, Keggy the keg. – [Sam] Wait really? Just
like a, like a beer keg? – [Female] Yeah, you can google it, there’s lots of pictures. (Drumroll) (Crickets) – [Sam] Keggy the keg? Thanks
so much, have a good one. (Upbeat music) – If you like this video and want to learn more about top colleges,
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