Through WCCUSD’s Ivy League Connection program, Hercules High School Students Justine Betschart, Stacy Chan, Ramiah Davis-Shephard, Louisa Man, Julia Maniquiz, and Yueming Wang will be attending Cornell University to either study Freedom and Justice or Hotel Operations Management during the summer of 2009.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
After brunch at the Appel Commons dining hall, the group took a cab to college town. We did a little bit of shopping, but not too much. I was fortunate enough to find a Starbucks, and simply had to get my caramel frappuccino. I am glad that I did so because we then embarked on a rather long walk in search of the Cornell Dairy Bar. This subsequently became the first time we had to use the “blue light” system which connects you directly to the Cornell Police. Do not worry, nothing serious happened, we only needed directions. During orientation they explained to us that these can be used to get directions, escorts in the event one is feeling unsafe, and also if anything goes wrong and police assistance is needed. They look like light poles, but the lights are blue and they have a yellow box on the pole in which there is a button and a speaker. Unfortunately our efforts were in vain because upon arrival at the ice cream shop we discovered that it is closed on Sundays.
This discovery led to our check in with Mr. Crossley for today. We did not know how to get back to the dorms, so he came and escorted us back. (Thank you again Mr. Crossley.)
Now it is time to finish my essay. We will be meeting for dinner at six o’clock.