Thursday, July 7, 2011

Chill Day

Today was a very relaxed day. We weren’t nearly as pressed for time as we usually are. Today we drove to see Wesleyan. I really enjoyed our tour, even in the heat. Our guide, Jessica, seemed very genuine. What I particularly appreciated was the honesty of the all of the people we spoke with about the school. They told us both the good and the bad, and explained that Wesleyan isn’t for everyone, but that the people who find it a good fit, are generally very happy there. This was refreshing because normally the college tours only focus on the positive aspects of the school, which leaves people wondering what they aren’t being real about.

After the Wesleyan tour, we went to an Italian restaurant called Luce for lunch. The food was amazing. I had what was quite possibly the best ravioli I’ve ever tasted. During lunch we got into a few debates regarding current events. For example: non-English speakers not being able to graduate solely because the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) is in English and double standards that women face in society.

Later that evening we went out to Boston for dinner at No. 9 Park. The food was delicious and the staff was extraordinarily friendly and helpful. We got the opportunity to speak with Amy Tan, a graduate of Brown. She had a very approachable personality which helped us all feel more comfortable with her and so we asked more questions. After dinner we all took a group photo and then thanked Amy.

We had an entire adventure trying to get gas on the way back to Providence. We struggled to find a gas station at 11:00PM before our cars ran out of fuel.

Ms. Larson is my hero.

It’s about 12:36 AM right now. I’m going to sleep. Goodnight!

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