Friday, July 16, 2010
Well, today was the last day of classes here at Columbia. All that remains is to board the plane tomorrow, and then I'm home!
Today was a very relaxing and low-key day. In the morning, there was a visible relief in the air as everyone was finally finished with their papers, and we spent most of class talking about our individual papers and discussed them. It was really great, being able to hear the distilled essence of hours of research of other topics, and also being able to share my own topic and discoveries with the rest of the class.
At lunch, I ate quickly, and intended to take a short ten to fifteen minute nap. However, I totally slept through my alarm, and woke up three minutes before the afternoon session of class. Oops.
Anyways, in the afternoon session, we watched "Wag the Dog", a humorous film with a cynical twist about the role of the media and press in political affairs. It was a really good film and a great way to end the class!
After dinner and another nap, I went to Times Square for the last time! Even though I've been there a lot, seeing as how it's kind of the center of the New York culture, it still never ceases to amaze and impress me with how it is amazingly full of activity and excitement. Here are some pictures from the last few days!
The ball from New Years Celebration in Time Square on display inside the Time Square Information Center.
The Shake Shack!
Lots of people in Time Square on Friday nights...
Posted by Winston Long at 11:04 PM