Class Year:
Senior

Major(s):
Biology and Chemistry

Minor:
Religious Studies

Hobbies:
Getting lost in a great novel.
Going on walks throughout campus and along the gorge.
Undertaking spontaneous activities/events.

Extracurriculars:
President of Niagara University Men's Club Soccer
Research Assistant
Peer Tutor
Student Panel Leader
Summer/Fall Orientation Leader
Teacher's Assistant/Recitation Leader
Member of Biology Club, Circle K, American Chemical Society (ACS)

Twitter Handle:
@lioithe21

To The Future

February 21, 2012 by James Lioi

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Hey. all, I’m back again!

The soccer tryout is over and, unfortunately, I didn't make the squad. I was invited to come back in the fall after I work on my very lacking technical abilities. Regardless of the outcome, the journey was self-fulfilling in itself. I was pushed to new limits and now I have the tools to refine my skills. Overall, a great experience!

Yesterday was Discovery Day here at Niagara University and even though I didn't really participate in anything except being the guy listening to people complain about Clet Dining Hall being crowded, it was a very interesting day.

In my biology lecture, we are continuing to learn about the mechanisms of the human muscles and, more specifically, how striated muscles contract. This is very neat stuff in my own mind but I am a science geek so maybe you wouldn't enjoy it so much...who knows.

Chemistry is just a huge headache right now! We are covering kinetics, which basically is the speed of reactions and a whole bunch of stuff like it. Whenever I think I got it to click, my professor throws a curveball and completely blows my mind away. Wish me luck on the midterms! I’ll need it for the chemistry test for sure!

Now that I have a lot of extra time on my hands, I think I’m going to get a job for the weekends back at the good ol’ Hollister Co. as a model. I’m fast becoming a broke college student and I don’t really like it. I’m also thinking about being a tour guide here at NU. I think it would be fun to give tours to all the high school students and their parents. Who knows what will happen. These next few weeks, I’m going to really just sit down again and figure out what I want to do and really focus on my studies for once.

The best part of my week happened on my walk to the library to print out my lab report. I was enjoying the scenery for once and was trying to clear my mind of everything when I realized that today was my one year anniversary of visiting Niagara University. It was an actual winter day with snow and all that jazz on Presidents Day of 2011. That day reinforced my desire to come here and I still do not regret that decision. So cheers to a little history and cheers to the future.

Enjoy the rest of February!

Autobots…rollll out!

James