On a Serious Note: Diversity and an Eye-Opening Experience

I am not my neediness - What I Be Project
Usually I write about fun things, positivity, and innocent, overwhelmingly lighthearted observations of life, but today's post is a little different. I deviate from my typical style today to talk about the culturally and socially diverse environment around me, especially at Pomona. You see, I am very fortunate to have everything that I have and I often do not appreciate it enou...
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Why the World Should Be Run by Professors

Out of sheer PSSD (post-swim-season disorder), I find myself with a few extra minutes of free time and energy to appreciate the non-water-related things in life. Today, this just so happens to be Claremont professors. First of all, I still cannot help but feel an amalgam of giddiness and grandeur as I turn towards one of my teachers and address them as "Professor". I feel li...
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From Sea to Shining Lake

In order to survive…you try to recreate, as well as you can, your normality, some sense of things continuing. Whenever I’m reading, if there is a sentence or paragraph that resonates with me in particular, I put the book aside and start reflecting upon it. Such was the experience when I reached the above sentence in Jeanne Wakatsuki’s A Farewell to Manzanar for ID1 reading. I ...
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Hello Junior Year!

The fact that I just wrote that title is so crazy to me.  JUNIOR!? As in more than halfway through.  As in, officially an upperclassman.  How is that even possible!?  I remember like it was yesterday moving in, signing up for my first college classes and meeting my sponsor group for the first time.  Now I'm two years away from that! At 11:00 AM today, I handed my physics pro...
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A Fun and Relaxing Weekend

The weekend is always a wonderful thing, but this weekend has been particularly awesome. For one thing, I had a lot of tests and essays last week and am finally done.  This alone is reason to celebrate.  I can't tell you how great it feels to be able to take that last test on a Friday, knowing that the weekend is just hours away. (more…)
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Sanskriti 2013

Tonight I went to Sanskriti, a 5C Asian Cultural Show. It was sponsored by Ekta, Claremont Bollywood Dance Team, and the Hindu Society. It was a two hour long show filled with dancing, singing, comedy, colorful costumes, and even some beat boxing. What an awesome opportunity it was to witness such amazing and talented dancers and singers perform in front of a thousand pe...
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Thoughts from Spring Break 2013–Almost Halfway Through!

Today is the first official day of spring break 2013.  It's crazy to think that in 2 short months, I'll officially be a junior!  I'm pretty sure I make a comment about how fast college is going every single time we have a break, but this time it's a lot more unbelievable.  My friends  studying abroad fall of junior year have heard for sure what countries they'll be going to; th...
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Stop and Listen

Today I saw a hummingbird hovering by a flowering bush.  I heard a bird call, and if I knew birdcalls I could tell you what it was, but I don’t so I can’t.  Both of these birds made me think about something I probably already knew or should have known but probably brushed off: being able to stop and listen and reflect is really important.  I often come to interesting conclusion...
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The Pomona College Mentoring Program

While I have yet to officially decide my future career path, I have been leaning more and more towards becoming a neuroscience professor.  I've known for a long time that I enjoy teaching others, but it wasn't until I came to Pomona that I realized teaching neuroscience was something I could really see myself making a career out of.  When the opportunity came up to become a gen...
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