Category Archives: Ithaca/Cornell

I believe in Ithaca, its mayor, and its people

Recently Ithaca has come to the attention of major media outlets such as the NY Times, NPR, and the Guardian for a radical proposal – to establish the first “supervised injection facility” in the US, a place where people can go to legally inject … Continue reading

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Why I follow Svante Myrick on social media

Svante Myrick isn’t a celebrity. He’s not a close friend, we were never classmates, and I’ve never even met him. But Svante Myrick is the Mayor of Ithaca, and we have one important thing in common: we both love Ithaca. About … Continue reading

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A love letter to Ithaca

“Ithaca is Gorges” The message is ubiquitous as bold white text on green tshirts. And it is. But to me, Ithaca is a great number of things. Ithaca is Gorges. Ithaca is literally gorges – gorges that were carved out over … Continue reading

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I love chemistry. But how do I LOVE CHEMISTRY!!!!(?)

I’m at the point in my college experience when I’ve applied to, been accepted to, and visited some great graduate schools, and now I have just two weeks to decide where I may spend the next 4.5 – 6 years … Continue reading

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So I look pretty damn good on paper

The call came on Saturday, shortly after noon and completely unexpected. At first I thought it was my mother checking up on me as I was supposed to return to Ithaca that afternoon, but the number was unfamiliar. “Hello?” I … Continue reading

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TMI: too much information

I like to be well-informed. When I try something different or go somewhere new, I like to have an idea of what I’m in for. I like to know what to expect from Professor ___’s class, whether XYZ medications will … Continue reading

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The types of people you encounter running on a perfect Tuesday afternoon

Today it was too nice outside not to go on a run. Naturally, I was not the only one taking advantage of this perfect afternoon. I crossed paths with at least a dozen runners, mostly skinny girls in neon sports bras … Continue reading

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Summer 2012 – The second half

Home cooked meals. I forget how nice it is not to be eating the same quiche 4 days in a row (although I make a pretty decent quiche). My mom is a great cook, and it took me trying to … Continue reading

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Science for women by women?

This weekend I will be volunteering as a college student “buddy” to one of hundreds of girls in grades 7-9 that attend the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference at Cornell. According to the event website, “EYH is a one-day conference … Continue reading

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The evolution of study music through a chem303 lab report

4:00 pm – Still in lab. Listening to popular music because I’m too embarrassed to be caught listening to the “weird stuff” 7:15 pm – Being productive. Nice, instrumental music. I. Love. Bela Fleck. 10:30 pm – Starting to get restless. Need … Continue reading

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