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We now have photos of some of the events mentioned in this morning’s post, specifically the academic orientation and the opening Mass:

  • HSSP17 -- Day 01
    Slideshow: First Day
  • HSSP17 -- Day 01
    Slideshow: First Day
  • HSSP17 -- Day 01
    Slideshow: First Day
  • HSSP17 -- Day 01
    Slideshow: First Day
  • HSSP17 -- Day 01
    Slideshow: First Day
  • HSSP17 -- Day 01
    Slideshow: First Day
  • HSSP17 -- Day 01
    Slideshow: First Day
  • HSSP17 -- Day 01
    Slideshow: First Day
  • HSSP17 -- Day 01
    Slideshow: First Day
  • HSSP17 -- Day 01
    Slideshow: First Day
  • HSSP17 -- Day 01
    Slideshow: First Day
  • HSSP17 -- Day 01
    Slideshow: First Day

We also have reports from the day’s first class, on Oedipus Rex. Students discussed the question of Oedipus’ culpability for killing his father — was he acting in rage or in self-defense? — as well as the role that fate played in his decision. At lunch, prefects report, students were already debating the definition of piety in anticipation of this afternoon’s class on the Euthyphro, their first encounter with Plato. The juxtaposition of the two works is significant, as both deal with the shattering of filial piety, unwitting in the case of Oedipus, and deliberate in the case of Euthyphro.

The afternoon class has now come to an end, and students are enjoying their first afternoon recreation period. Still coming up: dinner, the first study hall, Rosary, and coffee shop. Look for photos in the morning!