Scotties With Nerves Presentation

When my research group and I presented our research from BIO 216 (Molecular Biology) at Scotties With Nerves in 2018, we demonstrated an exceptional ability to understand, explain, and present the nervous system. We used research methods commonly found in neuroscience research, like primary literature research,  gel electrophoresis, CRISPR, and scientific presentation to share our …

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Neuroscience Learning Outcomes

While the outcomes have changed slightly during my time at ASC, the neuroscience major learning outcomes are as follows: demonstrate a basic understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system at various levels of organization understand the research methods used in neuroscience and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the research techniques demonstrate …

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Catalonia’s Secession: Language as a Driving Factor in Catalan Nationalism

Language and culture are nearly inextricable from one another. One of the most clear examples of this relationship is found in the region of Catalonia in Spain. A core aspect of cultural identity in Catalonia is the ability to speak the regional language. However, there has been a long history of language suppression, with the...

Slit Lips: Bearing Witness to the Rape of Palestine

The mere act of writing is a subversive action. Whether it is writing that critiques the political environment, the social strata, or the reimagining of a better world, writing challenges the conceptions and notions of the people reading it. Poetry, in the shortness of its length and the frugality of the author’s words, is an...

The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Changez as the Modern Jannissary

Changez is a complex character, whose particular idiosyncrasies make him contradictory at points within The Reluctant Fundamentalist. For example, he proclaims love for America, but then confesses he felt joy at the fall of the Twin Towers. It is a strange thing to find such stark disparities in one person. But this is all characteristic...