NEUR100: Common Neurotransmitters and Their Uses

After you get over the physics of the nervous system, you land in its chemistry: neurotransmitters. In my class, the neurotransmitters in block quotes were the backbone of our study. You’ll see why soon! Advertisements

Hominin Evolution

This may be a touchy subject, but I’m in the process of reviewing this material for a midterm later on this month. I need to ace this class. Let’s get on with it!

3 Reasons to Choose the More Difficult Major

I’m a practical person: I didn’t just choose my major and minor because I love them. I also choose them based on utility in the job field, for medical school, and a host of other reasons I’ll outline here.

Developing a College Aesthetic, the Basic Girl Way

Don’t get me wrong, they’re cute. Having a personal style is intergral to having an identity: whether we’d like to admit it or not, the way we present ourselves to the world is the way we will be treated. Do you want to be treated like a bussinesswoman? A feminist? Non-binary?

Frederick Doouglas’ Narrative: An Outline

The first impression I’ve had from this book are confusion, disgust, and fear of the worth of a human soul. Basically, I’m shook at the nature of cattle slavery in America and its dehumanizing effects on both the slave and the slaveholder. ”

Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology​

Once you start college-level biology, you’ll never stop hearing about evolution and its many tentacles on the subject. But this is the only tentacle that has human history written with an ape’s head in its armpit, the facet of evolution that offers the most controversy. For some, it’s religiously based (understandable) and for others, it’s a…

MIMI: “I’m nineteen, but I’m old for my age…”

Originally posted on Sun Requiem:
The only thing that surprises me is that I hadn’t grappled with these facts about me sooner. If I could summarize my first semester at college, it would be this: I have anxiety. If I could summarize my second semester at college, it would be this: I have depression. I…

The Intervals of Music

Another day, another music lesson! And what better way to start the semester with a refresher course on the basics of music?

3 Tips for Getting Organized for Fall Classes

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably read dozens of Get Ready College blogs with their depressing optimism and pastel banners and fairy lights.  I wish I could do what they do, but I can’t. I can only give you my experience with college organization, which may or may not have helped me, but seems to…

Your Cis-Hetero Black Male Centered Activism Is Trash

Originally posted on Reclaiming My Time:
I distinctly remember the moment in time during which I began to think about racial oppression on a systemic level. I enrolled in a Sociology of Race course my sophomore year and through the selected readings and class discussions, I was forever changed in my perception of American race…

5 Tips for Anyone Starting College Soon

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I’ve started college. It’s really flown by. In addition to experiencing so many things good and bad, I’ve also come to know myself a little bit more. Here are a couple of tips that I plan to use: