This week, Ambassador Ishi writes about some of her favorite resources on campus.
By Ishi Aron ’19, Biological Sciences major
Cornell has an abundance of resources on campus to help students with academics, career planning, and everything in between.
One of my favorite resources is the Learning Strategies Center (LSC), which offers supplemental courses, problem solving sessions, and daily office hours in conjunction with many of the large introductory courses at Cornell. Over the past four years, I have used the LSC several times per week for help with my general chemistry, organic chemistry, and introductory biology classes. The LSC’s resources have allowed me to build a strong foundation in my courses by helping me clarify fundamental concepts and identify gaps in my understanding. Their problem solving worksheets have been invaluable in ensuring that I develop a thorough and deep understanding of the material. I attribute much of my success in my intro classes to the LSC’s help.
CHEM 1058: An LSC Supplemental Course for Organic Chemistry
Another resource I’ve used and loved is Campus Activities, which provides free fun and de-stressing programs for students throughout the year. Some of my favorite programs are Procrastinate at the Straight and TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday), which offer activities such as tie-dying shirts, meeting and learning about birds of prey from the Cornell Raptor Program, massages, collaborative painting, laser tag, and a Late Night Breakfast from 10pm-midnight (among many more activities). Willard Straight Hall, the building home to Campus Activities, also offers free popcorn everyday with a choice of multiple sweet and savory toppings. Attending these events has been a great way for me to relax and spend time with friends as well as an opportunity to meet new people and learn more about the clubs and resources at Cornell.
Free Popcorn from Willard Straight Hall Resource Center