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, July 2, 2009
Tattler and Fireworks
The first part of discussion was dedicated to the return of our Plato essays. We are supposed to read the TA’s comments and write the second draft for Monday. I plan to get started on that tomorrow.
Our guest lecturer was very interesting today. His passion was clearly obvious. His main story was about censorship of the Tattler which is the Ithaca High School newspaper. He also told about a couple of other cases he represented. I really enjoyed his lecture. He actually ended up going over his time, but when he offered to stop the whole class responded with a resounding no.
Considering today was the start of a wonderful weekend for us, we hit the closest thing to a mall after school. In all honesty, it was nothing close to a mall, but Julia, Justine, and I rode the bus to Urban Outfitters – a clothing store that just opened out here. We came home to eat, and almost as soon as we finished we attended a “diversify your space” event. We painted jewelry boxes, pencil holders, and keepsake boxes. It was a great way to pass the time between dinner and the fireworks; which we went watched from the slope behind McGraw Hall. Unfortunately, (and no offence Cornell) but the fireworks seemed pretty far away, and were not very captivating. Nonetheless we had fun. After that it was back to the dorms for check-in and for the night.