With graduation on the horizon, Park Scholar seniors reflect on their time at IC
Thursday, May 15, 2014
By Lindsey Smith '14
I just dropped off two of my closest friends at their house after our final Park Scholar event, the End-of-Year Picnic. I listened to my fellow seniors talk about their identities that were found because of the program. We all reflected on our Ithaca experience and there was the mutual feeling that we would not be the individuals we are today without each...
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
By Cady Lang '14
3000 miles. The approximate distance from the Bay Area, California to Ithaca, New York. The distance between the home I was born into, and the home I found.
Home is an interesting concept; it’s where we find comfort, rest, and identity. It’s just as much a physical place as it is a concept, a state of mind. We leave home to search for...
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
By Jackson Eagan '14
Since the beginning of Fall 2013, I have been going every Wednesday to DeWitt Middle School with a group of other Park Scholars (Mia O'Brien & Samantha Towle in the fall, and Steven Brasley & Jesse Rolfe in the spring) to run a film/media club with middle schoolers. This has turned out to be an amazingly fulfilling and educational venture...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
By Sarah Parker '14
Every day I am surrounded by my fellow senior Park Scholars and we all cannot believe we are about to graduate. I think back to every midterm and finals week that I could not wait to be over and cannot help but laugh because now we would all do anything for a couple of more days with each other.
One of the most rewarding aspects of senior year is...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
By Isabel Galupo '14
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato
I can honestly pinpoint two exact moments when my life changed forever. One was an unseasonably cold Spring day in the middle of a boisterous Passover Seder with family and friends. I had to leave the...