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Learning to Become a Scientist: Weeks 3 & 4 of Summer Research

These past couple of weeks, I have been amplifying and testing for the presence of DNA in sediment cores (long, cylindrical plastic tubes that get inserted into the substrate) that have been collected. In addition, I have moved on to … Continue reading

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March/Spring Break Adventures

Hey all! Sorry about my recent posting absence (midterms sort of kicked my butt) but no worries I’m back and ready tell you all about these past few weeks. Let’s start with my recent Spring Break trip down to LA … Continue reading

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Can we grab coffee sometime?

I am a second semester senior, and although I currently have a thesis to write that I’ve been slacking on, classes to catch up on, and graduate schools to visit, I have a big personal project I’m undertaking. It’s called … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement #2

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Dear internet, there are some things I need to tell you about jellyfish.   I. The Portuguese man o’ war is not a jellyfish. Just a colonial siphonophore out there giving ‘true jellyfish’ a bad name*. As opposed to being … Continue reading

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Crunch Time

Well guys, we’re reaching the end of the semester. In approximately 1 final, 4 papers, and the final draft of my thesis, I’ll be graduating! I’m in crunch time now. So crunchy, in fact, that I’ve begun resorting to study … Continue reading

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One [of a Kind] Weekend

OCT 30TH 2011—There many different roles and responsibilities associated with being the ASUPS President, but it is fair to say that none afford as much insight into the inner-workings of the university as the ex-officio seat I have on the … Continue reading

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Student Leaders

This is me with Voldemort the giant Pacific octopus. He has nothing to do with this blog entry.                                                                                                                                                                             Being a “student leader”.  It’s a head-inflating phrase. For those kids who list more jobs than hobbies on resumes and social network … Continue reading

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Blues for Allah

Egyptian Techno Party-Highway to the Danger Zone-Right and Honourable-Workshops-A Visit from the Goonsquad Most of the site visits I’ve been on with the National Council have all been extremely professional, demure affairs. There has been, however, one notable exception: the … Continue reading

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National Treasure

-National Treasures-Second Story-Farmers Market-Smithsonian- Fishin’ Blues- NCTC-Back to the Future- Last week I discussed some world famous monuments that some, I suppose, would call “national treasures”. Here is a short list of some lesser known national treasures that I have … Continue reading

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On Monuments

Lately, I’ve become somewhat interested in two things that I have absolutely no background in or knowledge about: bird watching and architecture. Allow me to make a few completely uninformed statements on the latter.

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