February 18, 2003

The Color of Pride

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For my first two-and-a-half years at Cornell, I had never felt that it was anything special.

Friends back home in the Bay Area would say, “That’s pretty cool that you go to school back East. A little far, but cool.”

My reply: “Hey whatever, it’s cold there.”

Potential employers: “You attend a great University.”

Me: “I guess so.”

Heck, at times (many times, actually), I wanted to be somewhere else. And to be honest, the winter weather hasn’t helped the cause much, either. Snow, ice, lack of sun — Ithaca, and along with it Cornell, seemed to suck.

But that all changed this Saturday night. It all changed because of a hockey game at Lynah East, err