Our First Impressions


Michelle:   Last night we had a blast exploring Cambridge! We had the chance to see MIT, and boy does it make CNR seem small!   For dinner, we went to The Druid Pub  and I had an awesome fish sandwich. To my surprise, a good friend of mine that I met last year during my semester at the Williams-Mystic American Maritime Studies Program walked in! (What a small world!) She was home for spring break from Williams College. We had an excellent time catching up! 

From Katy:  Our first day in Cambridge was a success! The 3 hour drive flew by with conversation and music. We participated in the scavenger hunt and explored MIT. We enjoyed great pub food at The Druid and met up with my first roommate and prior Honors student Sasha Schultz. The evening was spend with lots of laughs and stories from our earlier years at CNR. 

From Amanda:  I’m having an awesome time at my first honors conference! Yesterday, while participating in the Selfie Scavenger Hunt, we made a friend named Mark from Daemen College. We got to see Cambridge and the MIT campus (which is huge!). Later that night I had the pleasure of meeting an old CNR student named Sasha for dinner and she was super nice.  Today we explored Boston on the Freedom Trail and it was fascinating. Afterwards, we had a delicious lunch at an Irish pub. I’m looking forward to seeing Michelle’s presentation tonight, and I’m so glad I came to the ! 

From Claudia:  Friday at NRHC has been exciting! After a great morning speaker we headed into Boston for our City as Text experience. Our choice for this year’s conference was the Freedom Trail. We began at the visitor center at Faneuil Hall where we set off following the brick marked path towards the State House. On our walk we got to stop at the Boston Massacre Site, where on March 5th, 1770 violence erupted right outside of the Old State House.  We also got to see the Old South Meeting House, built in 1729, where in the early days of the American Revolution people gathered to speak about their disapproval of the Boston Massacre and tea tax. Among the many other Freedom Trail sights we were also able to stop by the Paul Revere House, the Paul Revere statue and Old North Church. Overall the day was well spent with Katy, Michelle, and Amanda learning history and taking part of the NRHC 2016 adventure! 


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