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Happy Hump Day! As another week nears its end I figure it is time to get back to the blog. Here at Clark I definitely feel comfortable in saying that I have pretty much gotten into the full swing of things. My days are nicely laid out and my lab notebook is filling up! Since…

Rinse & Repeat

And thus ends another week of research! This week largely involved refining the methods. We focused on ten samples from the mouse subspecies Mus musculus castaneus. In my mind this week’s motto was ‘Rinse and Repeat’. With every new modification or fine tuning to the procedure came the need to re-run the samples. It was a…

Collegiate Summer Round Two

I cannot quite fully wrap my head around the facts that 1) it is summer and 2) I am now a junior. The end of the year flew by almost as quickly as spring semester itself. The last few days of the year were beautiful and I tried to spend as much time as possible outside…

Checking In, Signing Out!

Due to some super bizarre and frustrating technical difficulties, I’m finally back in action, even if it’s only checking in just to say goodbye. For now.   I’m slowly but surely wrapping up the end of my time here in Stirling. It’s bittersweet, obviously; I love the people I’ve met to pieces and Scotland is…

Final(s) thoughts

In the land of higher education, the seasons are different. There’s only four: the vacation, the beginning, the build-up, and finals time. The beginning’s always the sweetest, and there is no fear. People laugh, exchange stories, catch up after the vacation. They don’t think about what’s to come. The build-up comes right after. It’s a…