|A Nice Letter from Asher and Riley, our R.A.'s|
After class Eric and I, who are in the same discussion group, met up with Calvin and headed toward Uris Library to study and outline what we have learned so far. We reserved a private group study room and reviewed the teachings of each philosopher and religious text. I found that studying in the lounge where the different conversations and activities are always taking place is sometimes distracting; working in the library with only Freedom and Justice students proves to be a lot more beneficial. Before leaving Uris, we went upstairs to check out the "Harry Potter Library," where certain parts of Harry Potter had been filmed.
|Looking over the southern side of the campus before fireworks|
The evening was spent in Donlon Hall, playing pool and watching television before dinner, but once the sun went down the real fun started. Cornell seems to have a tradition of having a fireworks display not only on the Fourth of July, but for all the days in the week leading up to the holiday and then lasting through until the ninth. We joined friends Morgan, Sam, and Alyssa for the fireworks, finding a perfect spot on the hill behind the McGraw clock tower. We saw the fireworks light up the sky above the lake; unfortunately it was too dark to capture any pictures. The evening ended up being a nice break away from our studies.
Tomorrow we will conclude the teachings of Locke and hopefully have enough time to study in the afternoon, since our preliminary exam is on Wednesday. Wish us luck!