BARCELONA, SPAIN— Judging by her fun-looking travel updates on Facebook, after only a week of adjusting to a foreign country, study abroad student Maddy Jackson ’18 is excited to party in Spain exactly as she would in America.
“The nightlife here is amazing, I went to a club with friends from Cornell and stayed until 5 AM,” gushed Jackson regarding her new Spanish lifestyle, the U.S. Top 40 EDM music from her night out still pounding in her head as she sipped on wine from a real glass, clucking softly at the sad memory of far-off Franzia-in-a-plastic-cup days.
The junior has already bar hopped two blurry nights in a row, claiming that the bars are much better than Loco but still blacking out on the dance floor as usual. “I fit in so well with the culture, it’s like I’ve lived here for several years,” Jackson slurred while drunkenly ordering tacos from a food truck that highly reminiscent of Dos Amigos.
Jackson is excited about the legal drinking age being 18 in Spain as opposed to 21 in the United States, which had never stopped her before.
TOMPKINS REGIONAL AIRPORT — All three people operating the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) celebrated a milestone today, when USA Today named the airport the number one best place to be delayed for nine hours or more in the United States.
“We are honored. Simply honored,” said an emotional Stan Altschul, the only TSA agent in the facility, “I’ll tell you, it just warms my heart every day coming to work and seeing two or three families stranded here, no hope of leaving. Brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it.”
Featuring not one, but two vending machines available in the populated waiting area, the Ithaca airport provides weary travelers with an intimate atmosphere while they anxiously await news of “abnormally high winds over Newark.” If patrons are successful in demanding their money back from one of the three airlines servicing Ithaca, the airport maintains a Budget Rent-A-Car so customers can make up for wasted time.
“If I had to pick a place to miss the birth of my grandchild because of low visibility, I’m sure glad it was Ithaca-Tompkins Regional,” said Craig Plebani, an Ithaca native.
The regional airport also placed high in rankings such as “Least Safe Place for Takeoff/Landing” and “Most Business Lost to the Bus Industry.”