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Snow Day @ Cornell — Part 1

February 23, 2007

To us on the East Coast, especially those of us from the New York area, Cornell is certainly known to be colder and get more snow than New York City.  Certainly that was true this semester as Cornell had a school closing due to the snow for the first time in over 10 years.  That mean … SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!

Classes were canceled after noon, but the dining facilities remained open.  The CJL was scheduled to have a “Wii” tournament during dinner that night, but it didn’t really happen as the snow was just coming down too hard.

What do CJL residents do with a day off from studying and school?  Party and hang out on the second floor.  Here is a brief overview of what went down.

Etan plays with a yo-yo from the engineering career fair (hence the suit), that ended early due to the snow, while the others look at Greg um, yeah.

The CJL has a sign … and there’s snow 

There is a car under there, but the snow seems to have covered it (more on this tomorrow). 


Would a CJL hangout be complete without a kumbaya kumzitz (courtesy of Dan)


First Day — Introduction

November 2, 2006

So, for the first day, I figured I have to tell you what this blog is all about.  Well, the Center for Jewish living is a student run residence house, cared for and run by observant Cornell Jewish students.  This blog will hopefully become a catalogue to the wonderful happenings and goings on here, at what we like to call: “the house”.

Course Enroll

As is traditional, the twice yearly ritual of waking up early for a 6:30 AM course signup for next semester, takes place tomorrow for those of use who are juniors.  Why is it that the everyone at Cornell, no matter if their classes are liable to become full, or whether their classes will never fill up, feel the need to wake up so early?  Why is it that we feel a need to listen to what the culture around us dictates?  Do we wake up early just because of the tradition?  Has it been conditioned into us?

Well, it looks like many residents will delight in this ritual … and I might just be one of them … one of the crowd.