Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy New Year!!

My resolution for 2014!

It’s that time of year again–time for resolutions and bettering ourselves as we ring in 2014. This year, I want to strive to set realistic, attainable goals that I can achieve, especially with my college life. Read the rest of this entry

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I’m Nerdy and I Know It

Ask anyone that hangs around me, like friends, roommates, family, professors, or peers, and they’ll all tell you the same thing: I’m a HUGE nerd. I find the obscure topics of science fascinating and usually, I’m going to be more interested in how the body would respond to a nerve gas than the latest fashion trend or sports score. I love learning about new topics, especially when my professors are really enthusiastic about their subjects, like my biochemistry professor (see Wanted: Passion for more details). Instead of trying to hide my nerdiness from the world, I wholeheartedly embrace it, arms wide open, because I’M NERDY AND I KNOW IT.

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Giving Thanks

Did you know that it was President Abraham Lincoln that started the precedent of Thanksgiving as a holiday? It’s true! On October 3, 1863, Lincoln issued a proclamation setting aside the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanks—even though the country was in the midst of a civil war, Lincoln realized that the country had much to be grateful for. (If you’re interested in the rest of the history of this proclamation, check out this link).

I don’t know about you guys, but I sure have had a lot to be thankful for this past year, so I wanted to take some time to reflect and share on these things. Read the rest of this entry

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