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.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Ithaca's given me a surprise
We did tons of work on Microsoft Word 2007 today and then began some work on Powerpoint 2007. Powerpoint 2007 is so extensive. There are many more features on 2007 that I would never been able to use on 2003. There were many more themes and set templates to be used on the slides. It was pretty impressive.
Mrs. McCarthy discussed how to take care of guests. Many of us contributed stories of experience with the hotel service. Some stories included previous lost and found events and how housekeeping deals with these types of situations. Mrs. McCarthy said one maid turned in a piece of undergarnment with $600 attached to it. I was surprised to hear this. There have not been many cases when hotel staff have been so incredibly honest. I hope all hotels run their business this way. It is most effective I know it will bring back guests.
The rest of the day, Yueming, Stacy, some other hotelies went to the Cornell Store. When we left the store, we passed by a garbage can and then a rattle in the garbage can scared us all to death. We screamed and completely freaked out and were paranoid about the animals on the campus the entire walk home.
While walking home, we met with the unfortunate Ithaca weather. Suddenly, a thundershower began and we weren't even half way home!! The raindrops in Ithaca are seriously the size of golfballs! All of us began to run in the rain all the way home. When we got back to the dorm, we were soaked from head to toe. I went straight to the shower and had myself a cool shower, since I was so red from running all the way home.
One more unfortunate event. I was locked out of my room after going to the shower. I forgot my keys in my room and my roommate left the room. I had to have the RA open the door for me and I had to pay the $5 lockout fee. This day was such a bummer. Now, I must finish my CHESS memo....