|My residence hall. It resembles a castle.|
|The view on our walk to the dining hall.|
|We've got water falls on campus!|
1. "Throw away those useless highlighters. They're not for painting your page yellow. Write down what you can as you retain information better when you write it down."
2. "Studying is meant for daytime. Not night time. This is how it works. You study in the daytime, and when your roommate procrastinates and studies at night, convince him/her to do other fun activities with you so that they won't study and that you can get a competitive edge over your roommate. America is capitalist after all."
This had the audience cheering, laughing and applauding. Especially tip #2. I am proud to say, I happen to follow both of these. (Not the convincing your roommate part though...that's just cruel.)
|This is where the presentation took place.|
|The auditorium was packed with parents and students.|
|He will be my professor.|
After getting lunch, -- I went for the Italian cuisine -- we went to Cornell's popular Ice Cream Social event. All the students gathered together for ice cream and meeting new people. We would just go up to the most nearby group and introduce ourselves, ask what class we were taking, and where we're from. I was hesitant to go to this event, but I'm so glad that I did. I met so many different people of diverse origins. I met a girl who studies in a military base in Germany, others who were from Italy, China, Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan. I even met a girl who I thought had the coolest background -- she was Indian, Portuguese, and Puerto Rican. Getting together with all these new and interesting people helped me break the shell I was buried in. I rarely interacted with other people besides ones in my own grade, but today I was on a roll. I was going up to people introducing myself and just enjoying the atmosphere I was in. As Natalie (a student in my cohort) said to me, "So, it looks like your having a hard time being shy." I surely was. But the point to note is that I had a great time meeting new people.
|It was such a lively location|
|Cornell Ice Cream topped with caramel, whipped cream, and sprinkles|