Monday, January 30, 2017

Mardi Gras has officially taken over the city, which is awesome. Mardi Gras was always one of my favorite parts about growing up in Louisiana. Everyone is so festive and cities just seem to feel more alive. Of course, the best part about Mardi Gras is definitely the King Cake.  If you have never had King Cake, please put it on your bucket list; it's worth it. Sunday was the King Cake Festival in Champion's Square, which gave me a perfect excuse to eat as much King Cake as I wanted for breakfast.

This semester's class schedule has brought a change into the routine Cole and I had at Sci High and Mr. Harris's Algebra II class. We were able to tutor our normal students for the first week when we returned, and it was very comforting to hear that both passed their final test. Unfortunately, we aren't able to work with them this semester due to most of our classes taking place in the afternoon. Instead we have been going during his first period class. Although it seems like teaching Algebra II would not be the best way to wake up in the morning, I don't think it's too bad because it always is a great feeling when you finish the worksheet and homework problems before the bell rings with no confusion. The new group of students that I have worked with have been fun to work with, and I always seem to want to go back to help out.

We have been so busy since we returned from break; we are prepping for our second test of the semester - Psychopharmacology block. It has paired nicely with the neurology block we recently completed and were tested on. This information has been very interesting because mental illness is so prevalent in today's society. We have also started all of our elective classes. I have really enjoyed our Endocrine Pharmacology class, as we have had some great discussions about stress and its function in our normal lives. Our Cell Control class has been very informative on the inner workings of gene expression and synthesis. I had never thought about these topics as in depth as I am now, but it definitely makes me appreciate the human body even more.

'Til next time.

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January: 8