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
June 28: Which Way to the Dairy Bar?
By noon, the majority of us met at Appel for brunch. We decided that it would be fun to take a quick trip to Collegetown before some of our group needed to return to projects, essays and reading. Upon arriving at Collegetown, our group gravitated towards a small store where everything was plastered with a Cornell logo. We really enjoyed this store because it seemed to have much more variety than the Cornell Store on campus. A few of us plan on returning to grab gifts and miscellanea for ourselves and loved ones before we leave. After walking around Collegetown for a little while, we decided to make the trek to the Cornell Dairy Bar, a notorious spot for ice cream. After spending 30 minutes walking in the sun, we found the Dairy Bar, but also found it was closed! Disappointed and tired, we got a hold of Mr.Crossley, who graciously gave us a ride back to Mary Donlon. Although the walk to the Dairy Bar was brutal, we enjoyed the scenery and have many photos to contribute to our future Cornell scrapbooks. It was a great way to see the parts of campus most of us had previously not seen.
As of right now, everyone is in their dorms or meeting with groups to finish up the weekend's homework. I am gearing up to attack my reading assignment: John Locke. I'm excited to read, for I have also been exposed to this philosopher thanks to my AP Language & Composition course. I'm looking forward to this week's classes because we are covering some of my favorite philosophers, which include Locke, de Gouges & Wollstonecraft. This week also marks our class' mid-term. I'm up for the challenge and can only be prepared.