Daily Archives: December 12, 2010

This week I learned…


  • There is a wrong way to pronounce┬áKroch Library. Oops.
  • When you’re taking a final exam in Barton Hall, sit in the chairs where you’re assigned. I was this close to taking an Oceanography exam instead of my economics exam (I mean, I probably would have figured it out once I saw the questions were more about sea urchins and less about GDP…)
  • Salty hot chocolate from Starbucks? Not so good. I had to run an errand this morning in Collegetown and decided to stop by Starbucks to try it–it tasted like I was swallowing sand.
  • Probably the coolest thing I learned: Okay, maybe it’s because I’m not that clued into science stuff that I didn’t know about this…but apparently there’s a huge underground particle accelerator under some fields at Cornell? I’ll be honest…I have no clue what a particle accelerator is, or why particles need to be accelerated PERIOD, but hey–it’s something cool.
CESR birds eye view

Underground particle accelerator

I’ve been sitting here in Kroch library all day putting the finishing touches on my writing seminar portfolio…then I have Monday and Tuesday to study Math. Wednesday is my last exam, and then I’m hoooooooome!