It is a glorious day of carefree day parties, school spirit, and all around jubilation. For most, it marks the only day when it is socially acceptable to skip classes (unless you are in that genetics class with the final at 2:30…), and for those of us who are educational pariahs and may skip a few more throughout the semester, its quite simply the most glorious day of the year.
As you wander around the slope you notice neon clad sorority women and fraternity men in lax pinnies lounging on the slope. Those few people who don’t necessarily go out too often letting their hair down for the first time since O week, and the members of Quill and Dagger hanging out of the top floor of the West Campus towers. You see freshman year friends reconnecting, alumnae reliving their glory days like champions, and that one person who makes the fatale mistake of coming to the slope utterly unprepared. Slope day is Cornell’s favorite holiday for so many reasons but probably mostly because of its ability to bring almost the entire university together in one caged in area for a few blissful hours. Together we stand. Together we party. Together we soak up the sunshine that we haven’t seen in 5 months.
Here’s to you slope day, may you be as incredible as always. Cheers!