Thoughts on Finishing my First Year at Wellesley

One year ago today, I chose Wellesley. It’s been one year of getting used to being in a different country, being in charge of my body and what it does, and just learning about myself. It has not been easy, and I’d be lying if I said it was fun.

When growing 4C/4B/4A Hair…

I just took my braids out and I’m relishing the growth m hair has undergone. It’s now long enough to put into two stubby ponytails which is wayyyy easier to throw into that getting the perfect afro look.

7th Chords in all its Form Cheat Sheet

Okay so music…not my strongest suit. I need to do this to teach myself the importance of 7th chords and other chords, even though I’ve only ever played melodic instruments. In the last week of my MUS100, we had to do a harmonization project, in which we wrote our own piece of music. Although my…

Why I regret getting a Blow out

Usually getting my hair done is a love/hate relationship. My hair is thick with three textures on my head, the softer looser 4C-A kinks in the back of my head, the 4C-B kinks on the left side of my head, and 4C-C kinks on a little circular patch on my right side. In Ghana, when…

Responsible (Drinking) College Life

  College parties! drunk frat bros grinding on drunken sorority girls and jello shots and slurred words and mismatched meanings. But I’m not like that, nor could I get into that lifestyle. True, since starting college, I’ve gone to more parties than I have the whole of my time in high school, but the girl…

6 Ways to Make Friends on Campus

It’s the end of April, and some of you guys will be joining the fold as college students soon! Time flies! I remember when I first stepped foot on campus. I was dressed head to toe in red, a constant smile plastered on my face. That smile disappeared in the whirlwind of first classes, work,…

Regrets of a Fanciful First-Years 2016/2017

Classes end next week. Can you believe that? I’m almost a rising sophomore. I’ve got so much planned for summer, let alone this next semester, but it’s always good to take a moment to step back and take in everything that you’ve done right and wrong. My first year in college honestly was a mess….

ChitChat: Guest Blog about Shea Moisture on JDB Net

This Post Is From Guest Blogger: Nicole Ntim-Addae This week, Shea Moisture, a company started by Nyema Tubman and Richelieu Dennis, two Liberians almost 25 years ago, expanded their black niche company to compete with larger name brands such as Pantene by featuring non-black women in their adverts. Black women, like with everything major and […]…

The Nernst and Goldman Equations

In any science class, math is used to describe phenomena quantitatively. In neuroscience, we use math to describe the conductance of ions and the permeability of the neuronal membrane to ions.

NEUR100: Neurons are specialized cells

Only so long ago, (ie January) I started my Neuro100 class with the wonderful Professor Wasserman as our guide. If there’s anything I’ve learn in these three months, it’s that everything we want to know and ever have known was because someone asked a question. In a lot of my future science blogs, many of…

Brain Facts #1: Foundations of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

The Brain is an organ. It is a machine. It can be medicated and controlled. Now, on a lighter note, the brain is the most complex and sophisticated organ in the world. Even in fruit fly brains, there are so many pathways and connections that we still don’t know about!