Aug
9
2012

Ten Ways to know that she/he is the One

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So often in today’s hectic time and age, we jump into things without knowing the entire consequences that may be associated with it. But just as with scientific research questions, a relationship holds the same guidelines and principles.   1 ) If your interests and hobbies were placed on a Venn Diagram, the total surface area of the mutual overlap should be very close to the total surface area of your respective individual circles. 2 [...]

Aug
9
2012

To the Parker Jotter, an Ode to a Pen

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An Ode to a Pen by Kevin Kim This shiny object I hold in my hand so tight Pondering for hours wondering what I should write For your elegance and beauty strikes me firece Wondering what boundaries next I should pierce For this pen is more than a mere tool But perhaps it appears that way to the next fool This instrument creates greed, pain and treason On the contrary, it must be called an [...]

Aug
7
2012

The Next Steps in My Journey

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  As mentioned in the previous article, I have graduated from UCR, and although reluctant at first, have grown to love that decision. Part of that mixed feeling arose from the fact that I was uncertain on what I was going to do after I had graduated. But above all the pain and confusion, I have broken free and have… …Been accepted into the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences! It is part of [...]

Aug
7
2012

University Experience: 100 Things That I Have Learned

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Here represents a list of the various things that I have learned from my experience at a 4-year college. Some are funny, some are absolutely nerdy, and some are downright serious.   1) Utilize the breaks in between the quarter to get ahead of your studies for next quarter. 2) Stay away from energy drinks. 3) If possible, ask for the syllabus before the course has even started 4) Do not engage in alcohol or [...]

Aug
7
2012

StressBenders Update: My Graduation

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It has been some time since I last wrote an article. However, I assure you that I used my time wisely and engaged in activities that resulted in a significant amount of personal growth. Perhaps it was not that I had run out of things to say, because to be completely honest, I didn’t. It was rather, I had too much to say and I did not know how to begin. But thankfully, I have [...]

Apr
22
2012

Why Work Out: An Analysis in the form of Small Viewpoints

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This is a text message that I sent on why I thought it be useful to exercise while engaging in academia. I present the motives for exercise through various viewpoints.   Allow me to advertise this proposal through many views: (Student)-It will help us study and ensure we get good grades though focus! (As a sex-driven man) We will be getting all the women with our muscles! (Scientist) We can use this opportunity to learn [...]

Apr
22
2012

An Ode to a Beautiful Cell

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“Darling, you initiated my sodium influx, but you failed to depolarize my cell. So instead of reaching +30mV, my potential actually fell. I know you meant no harm, you only wanted fun, but unfortunately for you, my M.O. was all-or-none. So ultimately, with dying jolts, our neurons never got to fire, perhaps you should block my K channel, to try and make my voltage higher. However, my love for you is like an AP’s path; [...]

Jan
8
2012

10 Tips to Be a Total Bad-Ass Academic

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        Even under stressful situations, 007 always maintains his cool.           1 ) Relieve your stress and bend it before it bends you. 2 ) Take advantage of your time wisely. 3 ) Improve focus by not taking on too many tasks at once. Man has got to know his limitations. 4 ) Get adequate sleep when you must, but also forgo stress when necessary. Let me be contradicting: [...]

Jan
8
2012

A Letter to a Friend, an Insight to My Heart and Thoughts

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Preface From this day until now, I have started to bend my stress and again live life with a completely new mentality. This is the exact letter I wrote to my friend the night I felt everything changed for me mentally and emotionally. I knew that from this moment on, I was back, and this time, I would be more ready than ever…         “You know, my good friend…”   I began [...]

Dec
25
2011

A Jack of All Trades….

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… is a master of none.   Sure, a Jack of all trades, can do everything! But what can he do well? This has been a quote of great thought. Sure, it is good to have many talents. I am definitely for that skill. However, I am a firm believer in that in order to do something well, sacrifices need to be made. I can do many things well. I can play the guitar and [...]

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