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Biology and Chemistry

Religious Studies

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

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)

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It's Official!

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Well, hello there again! By my lack of recent posts, it is assumed that I have been quite busy so I apologize to my readers for the delay.

Oh, I'm not really sure what is official, I just liked that as a title for some reason.

However, my time has been quite eventful. I've officially declared a second major in chemistry and a minor in religious studies. For future and current students, I highly recommend picking up a second degree or minor. I believe they make a person more appealing to future employers because it can show that you are versatile. With regard to medical schools, they are not looking for students that are simply science nerds. As a physician, you must not only have the information in order to treat patients but also the ability to converse and deal with human beings. Smarts certainly are necessary in the medical business, but you have to be a person, too.

The grant proposal has been submitted, now begins the waiting period where I anxiously bite my nails as April 19  approaches, which is when I will hear back on whether I will receive funding or not. I'm still conducting my own research (it has hit some bumps though), and I will continue to do so during the school year even if the funding doesn't come in. I just won't be able to during the summer without asking the university for funding. So keep your fingers crossed for me.

Soccer has started back up! This year, we are participating in the spring league for our division and I cannot wait! My feet have been twitching since the end of the fall season. During the offseason, I usually do not lift with my legs, I only run, and I'm beginning to see that as something to change, considering the first time I went through a leg workout, I was extremely sore and whined like a child. Note to self: lift with legs.

I want to formally welcome my older brother, Brett, back into the United States! I hadn't seen him in years but I was able to spend the week hanging out with him over spring break. Seeing my family is always refreshing. My mother is still a precious angel. John is still the quiet little brother. David is weird. Adam is cranky until he gets his coffee. Rachel is still smiling as wide as ever. And Aaron is still in Arizona taking care of my two nephews. I wouldn't change it for the world.

”˜til next time folks.

“Take the hurdles in stride” — Unknown


James Lioi