Where do you go to find peace at Dartmouth?
Lex Kang ’21: I take a walk around Occom Pond.
Sarah Alpert ’21: I would normally say Pine Park, but recently, they tore down lots of trees and it’s a muddy mess.
Claire Callahan ’22: I like to sit outside on a bench and write in a journal or listen to music while walking around Occom Pond.
Yuna Kim ’22: Tower Room. It’s always so calm and quiet in there.
Novi Zhukovsky ’22: Poetry room in Sanborn. It’s probably one of my favorite places on campus.
What’s the biggest argument you’ve had recently?
LK: My sister and I couldn’t agree on whether or not I look like Wreck-it-Ralph.
SA: Deciding where to eat once DDS loses all appeal by the end of the week …
CC: I can’t remember the last big argument I had.
YK: I’ve been a little too exhausted recently to pick a fight with anyone (yikes).
NZ: I had an argument about whether or not Leonardo DiCaprio is still hot. I say yes.
What’s your preferred method of conflict resolution?
LK: Upon agreement from all parties, calmly being brutally honest until we figure out next steps/who is responsible and should be held accountable
SA: Talk about it immediately! I can’t function with conflict looming over my head, so better to resolve it sooner rather than later.
CC: Sitting down without any outside distractions and talking until you understand each other.
YK: Sleep it off.
NZ: I’m not a very confrontational person, so I try to avoid engaging in fights in the first place. If I end up in a conflict with someone, I will try to be as honest and open as possible with them so that we can talk through our differences. I don’t like leaving conflict up in the air or “forgetting” that a fight happened.
Do you consider yourself a good cop or a bad cop?
LK: Bad cop.
SA: Good cop.
CC: I’m not afraid of confrontation so maybe that would make me a bad cop? But I’m a good cop inside.
Do you believe in fate?
SA: I don’t believe in fate, but I do believe that even if not everything happens for a reason, everything that seems bad at first can lead to something good in the end.
CC: I only believe in fate when the idea of it makes my life sparkle whimsically. I don’t base my life outlook on fate or take it seriously.
YK: I believe everything happens for a reason, so ... yes.
NZ: No, but I like to believe in karma.
Describe Week 7 in one word.
SA: My birthday!
What role do you play in a group setting?
LK: Depends, but often the leader.
SA: That depends on how well I know people. Usually, I like to be chatty and decisive, but that doesn’t always feel right when it’s a new group.
CC: Conversation facilitator.
YK: I’m usually considered the group mom (lol).
NZ: I think that my typical role in a group changes based on the environment and setting.