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What’s It Like Being A Marine Biology Student?

Here is a question I receive often! And the answer?

Well…it’s hard.

I won’t sugar coat it; getting a degree in any sort of science is difficult, and marine biology is no exception. For me, the most challenging aspects of this degree is the math and chemistry courses. I have never been math savvy, and I’m convinced chemistry was sent to me straight from my own personal hell (looking at you, organic chemistry). A degree in marine biology is typically very heavy in these kinds of courses, and even though I may not like them, they actually are important in building your foundation of knowledge of the natural world. If you want to understand how a whale migrates across entire oceans or what causes sea cucumbers to spit their guts out their rear end when frightened, you must have that basic knowledge of math and chemistry. 

Typically, you will spend your first two years of your degree taking classes that have nothing to do with marine biology! It sucks, I know, but most universities require that everyone take a certain number of general education classes, regardless of your degree. For example, I’ve had to take courses in english, history, philosophy, sociology, and psychology in order to fulfill these requirements. 

I am now a junior, so most of my courses are related solely to marine science and/or biology in general. I’ve taken courses in animal physiology, invertebrate zoology, marine ornithology/herpetology, genetics, vertebrate zoology, ecology, ect. These courses are also challenging in their own way, but I find them very interesting and I’ve learned a lot. 

If I had one piece of advice to any new marine biology students out there, it would be this: get as much hands-on, in the field experience as you possibly can before you graduate. Experience is vital when it comes to being able to get jobs later on. You can have a shiny new bachelor’s degree with a 4.0 GPA, but if you have no experience of any kind, you’ll likely be passed over in favor of somebody who does when it comes to jobs. A great way to get experience while you’re in college is to approach professors whose interests are similar to yours. Ask them if they need any help around their lab, or if they’re in need of an assistant for their next project. 

Overall, a degree in marine biology can be difficult, especially if you’re not great at math or chemistry, but if it is truly your passion, it is absolutely worth all of the hard work. 

Honesty is Not Cruelty - The Losers Club Chat  Part 5 of 10

Part 4, Part 3, Part 2, Part 1

Stan the Man: Beverly, why are you discouraging Eddie from going on his first date?

Mikey Mike: Seriously, just let my lil lamb go on a date and see what happens!

Bev: i’m not discouraging! i’m trying to tell Eddie he shouldn’t rush into it with the first guy who asks him out. don’t settle!

Bill: eddie is a big boy who can make his own decisions but i agree with bev he doesnt need to rush into anything

Bev: thank you hun! eddie just described Simon as nice! there was no talk of that excitement you get when someone you like actually likes you back! no spark = no chemistry!

Stan the Man: You are acting like either you want to go out with Eddie or you know someone else who wants to go out with him.

anonymous asked:

I found an interview Gimple did about Richonne chemistry. And he made a point in saying that Andy and Danai did not have chemistry, a lie, but that the characters did. Think he knows? Here's the quote..."When you feel the chemistry in a moment, that is one of the intangibles in planning. And I believe in planning probably way too much, but you've got to wait for chemistry and there was between those characters. Those actors? Not at all," Gimple joked. "But the characters?"

I know y'all been fake at mad at gimple since the mid-season finale but I love me some Gimps. I think gimple definitely sees the chemistry and that’s why he teased danai during a panel and asked her to Kiss, Marry, Kill between Rick and Daryl. She was blushing and put on the spot.

Originally posted by coloursong

why your grades aren’t the most important thing in the world

story time!

when i took calculus one, for the first semester i was super sick and in-and-out of the hospital and missed a lot of the foundation stuff, so pretty much all of the class went completely over my head. i didn’t understand it whatsoever. around february i has a 56% in the class, and luckily by may i was able to bring it up to 72%. did i do shitty on the final? yep. did i get the lowest class grade i’ve ever gotten in my life? yep. did it bring down my GPA by a bit? yep. do i still low-key despise math because of that class? yep. but you know what else? i can look back at that class and see all of the hard work that i put into it. i know that i studied my butt off for that class even though i didn’t want to do it and it felt pointless since i had missed so much of the class already. but since i know that i tried my best, i don’t even mind that i barely skated by in that class. because i’m damn proud of that final grade of 72% because it’s better than the 56% that i had for most of the class. 

so with finals and report cards coming up in the next few weeks, don’t fixate on that one number. because here’s the thing, if you focus only on getting a perfect grade in the class, you will get stressed and anxious and are more likely to procrastinate because it feels impossible. but if you focus on just trying your best and don’t think too much about getting a perfect grade, you will feel more at ease and the good grades will come as a result to that positive outlook. for example, instead of saying “ugh i only have a 70% in this class it’s going to be impossible to bring my grade up”, try saying “i have slacked off in this class, that’s fine, i just need to work my ass off to bring it up and then i will feel better about my grade.” it’s okay if you didn’t do as well as you’d hoped, everyone has that one class that just kicks your ass. so don’t fret. take a breath. you got this.


How Does Alcohol Make You Drunk?

As you know, I started university this year and since then I have made some embarrassing descisions as a result of alcohol consumption. Making this educational infographic about the science behind drunkeness balances it all out right..?

How Dan and Phil probably broke up #25
  • Dan: *wins another Dan vs. Phil*
  • Phil: all or nothing

There are so many different storylines because ultimately everything is connected. But at first what you’re seeing is all these different characters who could absolutely be the stars of their own show. So it looks like they are completely disconnected and have no effect on each other whatsoever. - Samuel Barnett