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mehaninthetardis said: I'm starting regis this year and I'm a little nervous after reading some things you said about how hard biology can be, any tips for that class?

1st tip, don’t get professor Melvin.
2nd tip, actually study, don’t just memorize! That is exactly what I did and was so used to, and because of that I couldn’t answer the more thought out questions. Read the book, and take notes on the book and then retake the notes before the test and then read them and highlight areas you need more help with. Then take them to the learning center and get a bio tutor (: or talk with the TA
But that’s if you really don’t get it! Start out by reading and taking notes and going to the TA
Also ask questions! The teachers will answer and they’re awesome!
Don’t be stressed out, I wrote those when I was very stressed and upset and looking back I probably could have done more for certain parts. With Melvin however I just couldn’t understand anything she was teaching and it’s impossible to really learn something with just the book!
You’ll do great and if you have any questions feel free to message me on here or add me on Facebook (Alyssa Wulfert)
Welcome to Regis! You’ll love it.

Aug 21

happinessx365 said: Hey! I read your post about college friends. I so agree with it. :[ College makes me so anxious. It looks like I have a lot of friends but I feel so alone inside.

It’s hard to find the perfect niche and friendships that will last. Even though I may not have a “bestfriend” that’s not what life and college is about! I’m learning to surround myself with good people and just have fun and to stop worrying.
Don’t feel lonely or sad inside, just realize how many people you have in your life who make you feel good when you’re around them and thrive off of that!
Some day the right people will walk into your life and make you feel like you belong to something (:

Aug 20

Anonymous said: What did you go to Nicaragua??

I went to Nicaragua with Regis Global Medical Brigades and we went to provide healthcare to communities who received only a dollar salary a day per family. We had doctors, nurses, a pharmacist, gynecologist and dentist who volunteered to see these people. The main problem is the lack of access to medication, so the people needed a lot of ibuprofen and chronic medications that we have access to everyday here in the US.
It was an incredible experience and I got to shadow all the doctors and work one on one with the patients.

Aug 16

Anonymous said: I am going to be a freshman at Regis this year and one thing I'm worried about is that I am not a religious person at all. I know, Regis is a Jesuit institution, why would I choose to go there? I just loved the atmosphere when I visited and the people were really nice. But, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous about the religion aspect. I respect all religions and those who don't have one, like myself. Should I be worried about that? Will I meet people who may not be religious like me?

Honestly religion is one of the more minor aspects of Regis. It’s more all about the Jesuit ways, such as caring for the whole person. I am not catholic and I haven’t had one single problem. The people who are religious just go to the church on Sundays but you don’t see them forcing their ways upon anyone (: some of my friends there aren’t religious and they have told me it hasn’t effected them. I wouldn’t worry about it! College is about education and the experience, the religious aspect is personal depending upon the individual.

Aug 16
Here’s some more great tips! I’ve learned to do all of these but I do normally do an hour of exercising for a break, but whatever fits your schedule.
Don’t kill yourself studying otherwise It won’t stick. Instead try to really understand the material, read the book and ask questions!
Focus people ❤️ you’ve got an exciting but hard year ahead. You will study more than ever, you will laugh cry and make the best of friends if you put yourself out there(:
Aug 3

Here’s some more great tips! I’ve learned to do all of these but I do normally do an hour of exercising for a break, but whatever fits your schedule.
Don’t kill yourself studying otherwise It won’t stick. Instead try to really understand the material, read the book and ask questions!
Focus people ❤️ you’ve got an exciting but hard year ahead. You will study more than ever, you will laugh cry and make the best of friends if you put yourself out there(:

Anonymous said: Tips on finding a good roommate and tips on getting along with your roommate

I wish I could help out with this but there is no real answer. I didn’t get to pick my roommate but I did get to fill out a survey and they “matched” me with someone and that was hell. Luckily she left the school after the first semester and I got lucky to be paired with a girl I didn’t know who also needed a new roommate.
The only thing you can do is make sure you have similar sleep and class schedules and make sure you make a scheduled chore chart type thing, like this week I’ll take out the trash next time you can yada yada. That will help with tension…sorry I can’t help too much with this my first roommate was a horrible roommate and all I could do was be patient and calm!

Jul 10

Anonymous said: What kind of shoes do you wear when it snows at school?

Almost everyone wears uggs, even though they don’t exactly have the best traction and so you can slip easily! I also wear sorels and they make really cute ones! Good luck(:
Just look up snow boots

Jul 10

Anonymous said: What makes being a biology major so hard???

Honestly it’s different for everyone, but a majority of my class did not get a great grade because of the amount of work required and even then if you go above and beyond and read the book and rewrite the slides and go over your notes like I did, you still may not understand and therefore the tests just won’t make sense. It is just a hard subject, meaning it’s hard to wrap your head around. Also there’s different kinds of biology, some easier than others, so far molecular was my hardest bio class because I couldn’t comprehend a lot of it. You can’t physically see atoms and what’s inside of atoms and how they work and why they do. For me I like being hands on and it’s impossible to do that with certain bio classes because the equipment to see such things are just too expensive and specialized and so for me because of that it was hard.

Jul 10
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I tucked part of this shirt into a pair of army green shorts and some sandals, perfect for a lazy summer day!
May 16

One of my favorite finds recently is this comfy shirt for those lazy days. My favorite thing about this shirt is the brand, it’s called Good Hyouman and they have tons of comfy clothes with amazing little sayings on them.
I tucked part of this shirt into a pair of army green shorts and some sandals, perfect for a lazy summer day!