Adventures of Organic Chemistry I

The organic chemistry I students have been hard at work this block learning the foundations of organic structures and reactions. With lecture in the morning and lab most afternoons, the class keeps up an intimidating reputation. This blog, however, will hopefully illustrate that organic chemistry can also be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I may […]

Creating Inspired Adults, Not Worker Bees

I’m currently taking the class Frameworks in American Education with Mike Taber (who is incredible, by the way).  Today we brought up the idea of the new paradigm.  That is, we discussed in class possible paper ideas where we propose a shift or change in the American educational system.  One of the ideas that came up […]

Happy Wednesday!

Well it’s already half way through second week, meaning we have exactly 2 weeks left in the block now!  Only 2 weeks till winter break, a long much-needed break from school. I’m really looking forward to it after taking two lab classes in a row. Lab classes really have a way of wearing you out. […]

The End of the First week!

Wow I honestly can’t believe it is already the end of the first week of block 4!  Time flies when you’re having fun in a lab class. But really this week flew by.  That always seems to happen the first week after block break though.  This block I am taking Bacterial Genetics and Physiology.  It is an upper level elective for Biology, and […]

Ignorance, Knowledge, Dejection, Power, and Contextualization of Self in Outer Space. A Cycle.

We’ve just come to the end of third week, which means that we are approaching the dreaded FOURTH WEEK. This is when students survive on pizza, candy, and coffee. Lots of coffee. The end for my class in particular involves a systematic organizing of the concepts we’ve learned. Part of this is asking questions: Have […]

Hellenistic Poetry and Philosophy

Last week we moved on from Herodotus and began to read selections of poetry from the Hellenistic period in Greece from around the fall of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. up until the eventual conquest of Greece by Rome in 146 B.C. The selections included Appollonius of Rhodes’ Argonautica, Theocritus’ Idylls, and the Epigrams […]