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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Registration!

Having to register for classes is a sign that the semester is almost over.  This coming week is registration week.  For the last two weeks, students have been spending time on the course catalog meticulously planning out next semester. One of my classmates referred to the day that the Fall 2013 classes came out as Christmas morning.  It's always so exciting to scroll throug...
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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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A Typical Meal at the Dining Halls

Meals at Pomona are some of my favorite parts of the day.  In fact, it's not rare for me to plan out my next meal before I even leave the dining hall from the previous one.  I thought I'd outline a typical meal time since some of my fondest memories at Pomona have taken place within the walls of the dining halls. Step 1: Swipe in.  Not a big deal five days out of the week, b...
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Family Weekend 2013

This past weekend was Family Weekend at Pomona.  From Friday to Sunday, families of students can participate in various activities from attending classes on Friday to enjoying a Jazz Brunch at Frary on Sunday morning.  Family Weekend, in my opinion, is one of the cutest parts of the entire school year.  I love walking around and watching students show their parents around, over...
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Humanities and Hard Science–A Match Made at Pomona

I've known for a long time that I want to pursue some type of career in science.  When I was in elementary school, I always told people I wanted to be a doctor.  Sometime in high school, and especially during my first year at Pomona, that desire morphed into a desire to pursue a research-based career, specifically in neuroscience. That hasn't changed--my passion for neuroscienc...
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Bad at Badminton and Other Revelations of the New Semester

Ahhh, so here we are again.  Another semester has begun and with it comes new classes, new professors, new sleep schedules, and of course a stocked up pantry in my dorm (though I'll admit, it has only been a week and the amount of food in my room is already way less than a week ago).  Even though the semester is still young, I have already learned several things. First, to p...
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The End of the World: Reflections

I’m currently flying on a plane from a layover in Phoenix to Kansas City to visit my relatives. It’s Wednesday. In Claremont, some of my peers are taking 2-5 p.m. finals, some of them have also already gone, some of them are writing essays, some of them may be studying, some of them are packing, some of them are reflecting on the past semester. Even though I’m not in Claremont,...
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Finals, Finals, Finals!

Wow, I can't believe I'm writing my final blog post of the semester.  I'm really having trouble fathoming that I am 1/2 of the way through my sophomore year already.  How did this happen!?  It honestly feels like a month ago that I came here for orientation committee.  I still remember completely my first day of classes, my first trip to the village, and my first meal of the ye...
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Confessions of a Pomona College Tour Guide

I started as a Pomona College tour guide last semester.  It was one of those things I had dreamed about doing since I started taking tours in my sophomore year of high school. I always took what the tour guides said to heart, and trusted their opinions more than what the college ratings said or what admissions officers claimed.  Something about hearing from students directly al...
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