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Brandon Aiono wrote the following overheard-style update toward the end of December. Have fun guessing the secret ’11s! Note: While some attributions reflect our classmates’ true initials, some have been further anonymized! We asked y’all to send in coincidental encounters with other ’11s you had throughout 2021—a year that saw us leaving (and, in some cases, fleeing) our homes and intermingling once again. Here are some (curated) highlights.
“What a trip! I saw L.V. in a jazz venue on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans when I was passing through during the summer. Turns out she was only around for the weekend too. We cheers-ed to that,” says A.S.
“I matched with B.B. on Hinge during lockdown. We hung out a few times in Los Angeles and we’re still hanging out,” says R.S.
“Does watching the Sex Lives of College Girls and being accosted with Dartmouth references count as a coincidental encounter?” asks M.C.
“I ran into C.C. and her fiancé taking engagement photos in front of the Bellagio. At first I was like, ‘Who is blocking the whole sidewalk off during the fountain show?’ Of course only a Dartmouth ’11 would be so bold,” says A.V.
“I saw M.K. drive by me in Park City, Utah, and waved. Then she stole my parking spot,” says A.V.
“I saw J.C. at the N.Y.C. Marathon. We smiled and nodded at one another, then continued on our way. That’s generally my desired form of interaction when I run into alumni out in the world,” says B.M.
“A friend invited me to a movie premiere showing in Denver, and the director was K.K.!” says T.K.
“K.A. and L.B. sat a row behind me at the Spider-Man: No Way Home premiere,” says S.R.
“I was walking through Alamo Square when I heard a shout and saw a figure slip down a sloped muddy hill on my left. I grabbed the person, who turned out to be S.M. Behind her walking a massive dog was B.H., who she was visiting in San Francisco. Party on, ladies,” says B.A.
“For the entire year I fortunately have avoided any unanticipated Dartmouth encounters (or have blocked them from memory). I hope this streak will continue in 2022,” says J.K.
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