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The 6:10 bell summons thousands of freshmen from their rooms to assemble on the basketball courts for a morning jog around the campus ring road. In the winter, it's still dark. And freezing, of course.
Ross came out early one spring morning to record it and we were surprised at the sheer numbers involved. This video is edited down from full length so imagine three times the runners that you actually see.
Second year students (and foreign teachers) are exempt from this.
About the author:
I'm a writer and a teacher of English as a Second Language. Other passions and pursuits include choral singing, and following current events. "Laowai" means foreigner.
TINYFCC: This is not your father's Communist China
YDCTHTCAETTBELH: You don't come all the way to China and expect things to be exactly like home.
Ground rules: No snarking and sniping behind people's backs. Golden Rule applies. Except for:
Pleasant Goat: unsettling, creepy, Chinese cartoon character.