Mirror Asks: New Writers Edition
Meet the fresh faces of Mirror this fall.
What are you most looking forward to this fall?
Batuhan Saridede ’26: Fall foliage; I assume the campus would make for beautiful pictures during fall foliage.
Grace Beilstein ’26: Fun outing club trips, playing club lacrosse (and trying water polo LOL), time with new friends!
Emily Wadlow ’26: Meeting new people and trying new activities
Kaija Celestin ’25: Enjoying the scenery and fall weather
Zeynep Bayirtepe ’26: Grounding myself by finding my space and people!
Tyler Amell-Angst ’26: Finding my place and developing a more steady schedule
Katherine Bramante ’26: Pretty fall leaves
What class are you most excited about?
BS: WGSS 10, “Sex, Gender, and Society”
GB: LING 1, “Introductory Linguistics” (shoutout Prof. Stanford)
EW: REL 20.02, “Classic Works in the Study of Religion”
KC: MUS 18.01, “Hip-Hop in the US”
ZB: ENGL 34, “From ‘Anna Christie’ to ‘Hamilton’ (and Donald Trump): Modern American Drama”
TA: The HUM 1, “Dialogues with the Classics” and HUM 2, “The Modern Labyrinth” curricula look great and my small bio class right now has been really interesting.
KB: ITAL 1, “Introductory Italian I”
Fall snow: yay or nay?
GB: Nay — fall is for warm pumpkin vibes
ZB: Yay! I’m scared but very excited.
Fall flavor showdown: maple or apple?
BS: Maple >>>
GB: Def apple
ZB: Apple all the way. A very necessary honorable mention to cinnamon.
What's at the top of your Fall term bucket list?
BS: Getting used to N.H. weather (it rarely goes below 40 degrees in Istanbul)
GB: Getting out on the Connecticut for a canoe paddle before it's too cold
EW: Pretty fall hike with pretty leaves
KC: Join some new clubs
ZB: Drinking coffee everywhere in and around the campus so that I know where to go for my different caffeination needs
TA: Go the gym
What's the most disorienting part of Dartmouth so far?
BS: Being seven time zones away from home; shifting realities to balance my life at Dartmouth and stay in contact with family back home
GB: That everyone’s on a different schedule and the week goes by so quickly
EW: DBA and meal swipes
KC: How fast the terms are
ZB: 10-week terms! So fast
TA: The lack of late night food availability
KB: A lot more work than I thought there would be
What has made it feel the most like home?
BS: Wearing the hoodie my older sister let me borrow to bring to Dartmouth (honorable mention: jamming to 2000’s Turkish pop in my dorm room)
GB: How peaceful and quiet everywhere is and recognizing so many people just walking around
EW: Reading in the library
KC: All the friendly people I’ve met
ZB: The moment I stepped foot onto campus, someone yelled at me “I love your glasses! You’ll love it here.” Ever since, be it yelling across the Green they like my outfit or complimenting my accent, strangers of Dartmouth welcomed me like long-term friends.
KB: Finding nice friends