Thursday, July 15, 2010

Showers of Sunshine

Our journey is final coming to an end, and all the emotions went running through my head this morning. From happiness, to sadness, excited, to downtrodden, all these feelings though were lifted by the fact that all of my hard work will pay off when I receive my diploma on Saturday, and my grades come in the mail. We are all very happy to be so close to reaching our goals and accomplishing what we came here to do. We all went through many storms and tests, but right now it seems that we’re being carried to our best. We’ve almost made it, but we still won’t lose sight of what we came here to do in these final days.

We all woke up and quickly got dressed to print off a big burden: our final Plato paper. Once we finished the ordeal of printing we rushed to breakfast and ate literally on the run. We ate in about 10 minutes and then quickly proceeded to class for fear of being late. But we arrived at class with about 15 minutes to spare, so there were no worries. 

Today’s lecture discussed issues of race from the writings of the illustrious Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X. Actually we didn’t spend too much time discussing these two brilliant thinkers and activists. Professor Kramnick admitted he did get off topic, and we really only discussed them for about 10 minutes. The lecture was still interesting and ceremonial because it was the last lecture for this program, and most likely the last time I’ll be in the same class with all these same people ever again.

After lecture we proceeded to go to our sectional groups, where we discussed more in depth these two thinkers, X, and King. It was a very interesting class discussion. Also at the beginning of class numerous people took various pictures of the class, for their Summer College memorabilia. From our great T.A. groups we went to Trillium, and had lunch with Mrs. Kaplan for a while. Tomorrow she’s treating us to some famous (if I can say so myself) delicious Cornell ice-cream. Because our Final is tomorrow we will be studying for numerous hours today, so I will keep you informed.

1 comment:

  1. Andrew,

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but after this weekend they won’t let you stay any longer. And if you choose to hide out there, you’re doing it on your dime. The ILC will pay to bring you home so if you want to stay at Cornell you’ll have to come up with a new plan.

    Sounds as though you may have picked up a few things while in Ithaca—above and beyond the souvenirs.

    What will your friends, relatives and fellow students say about you when you come home and start looking at things in a more analytical manner? What will they do when you stop making the brash decisions?

    Your life will never be the same again, Andrew. Are you ready for that?