The Magic in the CC Classroom: Your Peers

In an effort to foster connection between our cohorts, Robin, a paraprofessional in the Geology department, posted photos of all of us in each classroom.In an effort to foster connection between our cohorts, Robin, a paraprofessional in the Geology department, posted photos of all of us in each classroom. Throughout the course of my first […]

Our Colorful Little Song

Sometimes it can be hard to write about this class. But this difficulty doesn’t come from a lack of words or ideas. It comes more so from an overabundance of words and ideas as well as the reality that nothing I can write will be able to make anyone else truly understand and appreciate how […]

In-Person Learning During COVID-19: A First-Year’s Perspective

Since I joined Paul’s Oceanography class so last minute, I had no time to process what an in-person class during the COVID-19 pandemic would look like. After I found the right classroom in Palmer, I claimed a desk at the back of the room, trying to make a quiet entrance as we began to review […]

From Position 18 on the Waitlist to Getting into the Course

GY115: Oceanography, taught by Paul Myrow, is an entirely in-person class located in Palmer Hall Two hours before the first meeting for my Block 5 art history course, I was still thinking about Paul Myrow’s Oceanography class. I had first heard about the class from a high school acquaintance who took it a few years […]

Listening is an Art

In block 3, knowing that I was going to be in this class, I asked Professor Carrizo what it was going to be about. After all, a class titled Musical Lives of Song and Migration could be about a thousand different things. Her response, that it was a class meant to introduce many of the […]

Week 3: Movements, Members and Music

For our last full week of class, we focused on art’s ability to influence social movements. Art is extremely multifaceted, which makes it the perfect tool for communicating values, drawing interest, and motivating community members to take part or join a movement. A more simple work can easily and quickly communicate a paramount message. Complicated artworks […]

Week 3: HIV Tomatoes?

Okay, so this title clearly requires a bit of context but don’t worry it all comes together in the end. Let’s start by talking about GMOs. Yikes. But what exactly is a GMO? Dubbed as “Frankenfood” it undoubtedly has a negative reputation among most today. But what is it that incites so much fear in […]

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