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February 2011

Midterms take 2

Sunday, February 27, 2011

It’s that time again. Time for a Bio test tomorrow, a Calculus test on Wednesday, and then an Organic Chem test next Thursday. This is the first semester I’ve had actual midterm “seasons.” Last year and even last semester, it just seemed to be a rolling thing, and I’d kind of always have some kind of test. This semester it’s pretty pronounced, and I have easy periods and then hell periods like this next couple of weeks. But my professors in every class said that the first tests were the hardest, and I did pretty well on those, so this round shouldn’t be too bad.

Mike
Biochemistry, Atmospheric/Oceanic Studies (ATOC) minor • Austin, Texas

Bill Nye!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Last week, a childhood dream of mine came true. Bill Nye, the Science Guy came to speak at CU! He gave a speech in Macky Auditorium on campus, and that place was packed. As soon as I heard he was coming (a week or so in advance), I snatched up my tickets. I even waited outside Macky for an hour or two to make sure I got good seats, which paid off. Besides just being his wacky self, Bill Nye talked about the threat of global warming and how our generation can work together to avert not only that disaster, but also the possible disaster of letting science education in the U.S. dwindle. 

Mike
Biochemistry, Atmospheric/Oceanic Studies (ATOC) minor • Austin, Texas

When the sun comes out

Thursday, February 17, 2011

This week has been great. So, I took advantage of the sun and spent some time outside. Taking the bus and cycling and two things that have been made very easy in Boulder. With the sun out, I ditched the cars and enjoyed the fresh freeze:

I also spent a while studying outside. Enjoying the breeze:

Have a great rest-of-the-week,

‘Funmi Oy.

'Funmi
Environmental Studies, Geography • Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Top of the World

Sunday, February 13, 2011

This Saturday, I went up to the mountains and went skiing at Breckenridge, and then over at Keystone for some nighttime skiing. Little did I know, night skiing is so much scarier than daytime skiing. They have lots of lights, and it’s safe, but the shadows definitely mess with your depth perception, and you end up going super fast. But it’s not very crowded, which makes it a ton more fun.

This is our skiing crew at the top of Breckenridge, the highest lift in North America!

Mike
Biochemistry, Atmospheric/Oceanic Studies (ATOC) minor • Austin, Texas

So, snow is horrible and all that...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Many of us come from countries where it is very warm all year round and adjusting to the Colorado climate could be a challenge. At first, I thought I would never get used to the tons of snow and the bi multi-polar weather in Boulder but in order to focus on important things within my control (such as school, hobbies, etc), I had to overcome those beyond my control (such as snow!). 

Here’s how to:

1. Be prepared

'Funmi
Environmental Studies, Geography • Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Packers!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

If you’re reading this now, you’ve probably seen that the Packers won the Superbowl XLV! I didn’t really have a vested interest in the game, so it was just fun to watch. I got together with some friends and we ate chili, pizzas, chicken wings, and a bunch of other junk food and watched the game (mostly focusing on the commercials). I think my favorite commercial of the night was the Pepsi Max commercial where it ended by the wife throwing a can of Pepsi, it missing her husband, and hitting a girl instead.

Mike
Biochemistry, Atmospheric/Oceanic Studies (ATOC) minor • Austin, Texas