Friday, July 6, 2012

A Trip With The (Freedom and) Justice League

Unfortunately I could not celebrate the first day of my 3 day weekend with excessive sloth, but the trip to Colgate University was worth it. Calvin, Alex, Mr. Chan-Law, and I left for Colgate at around 9:30. It was around an hour and a half car ride, which we spent listening to music and talking. After a quick lunch at a local sandwich shop, we arrived at Colgate.

I was immediately impressed by the beauty of the campus. The grounds consisted of a mix of modern and old  style buildings surrounded by fields of green grass, with a large lake by the Greek Houses. After collecting a wide variety of pamphlets it was time for our campus tour. The tour was fairly standard, the highlights for me were Colgate's Geological Museum and finally learning the it IS the same Colgate as the toothpaste. The same family made Colgate Toothpaste and donated huge amounts to Colgate.
The Science Building
Dinosaur Skull From the
Colgate Museum
After the campus tour we attended an information session. The more sessions I go to I realize that they all pretty much say the same things. To really get to know the school you have to listen for the different things aside from their low student to staff ratio and multiple course and club options. Unfortunately I was not able to get a picture of the inn my grandfather worked at or the apartment my grandfather, grandmother, and father lived in for the first year of my father's life. The trip was still a great experience and it was very cool to see the school.

The Lake with permanent residents,
the swans Adam and Eve
After we got back to Cornell, we played a few games of pool then went to dinner. The entire cohort then went to see Spiderman in 3D. I enjoyed the movie. I drastically prefer the new actor to the one from the original Spiderman. I spent the rest of the night hanging out in the Formal Lounge at Donlon Hall making new friends.

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