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Formal

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hey everyone! This weekend I had the opportunity to go on my fraternity’s annual formal weekend. This year we went out to dinner at a restaurant in Estes Park, CO, and then spent the rest of the weekend in condos in the same town. The rest of the weekend was very relaxing and we had a ton of fun hiking around and checking out the town itself. Now I have to brace for my last midterms and finals and then I’ll be done for the summer! 

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

Admitted Student Day

Sunday, April 3, 2011

This weekend we hosted Admitted Student Day at CU. Over 4,000 newly admitted students and their families came to our campus to go to major-specific info sessions, take campus tours, and generally get the feel of the campus. It was a very long day for me, an Ambassador, but a very fun one nonetheless. It was really cool every time a family would come up to me and ask where they could go to confirm their intent to enroll as soon as they could. I’m sure we solidified the commitments of a huge percentage of those students.

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

Spring Break

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hey everyone, sorry it’s taken me so long to post! I had the good fortune to actually go on a spring break trip this year! I got to go to the Wolf Creek ski area, in southwestern Colorado. The drive was very long, about 7 hours from Boulder to the ski area, but it was completely worth it. The drive was beautiful and the actual skiing was amazing. We skiied for two days and hung around for a few more, and the second day we went skiing, it snowed pretty furiously.

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

This is the video of me using a jackhammer on the Habitat for...

Monday, March 14, 2011

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

Volunteering!

Monday, March 14, 2011

It’s been a pretty good few weeks for me (besides studying my butt off for tests). I got to paint a room in Aurora, help rehabilitate a house in Broomfield, and make/serve food to little kids in Boulder. The second two I did this past weekend, through Habitat for Humanity on Saturday and through the Boulder JCC (Jewish Community Center) on Sunday.

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

Halfway!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

So I’m halfway through this round of tests now! I aced my Bio test and did pretty well on my Calc test, so now all that’s left to finish is the Organic Chem test this Thursday! After that, I can relax until spring break (which could not possibly come at a better time)! 

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

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

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

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

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