Let’s get ready for SOPH.MORE.YEAR. (I couldn’t fit the ‘o’ in, deal.)
Ochem I: I took this over the summer at Xavier University. I cried a lot.
Anatomy: Physiology not included. This is taught by Dr. Hatcher, who’s a crazy awesome dude (that’s right, I just called an ER doctor and Vietnam War veteran a “dude”). I was really glad I took anatomy in high school so I was familiar with this class. It was not a cake walk.
Intro to Creative Writing: This turned into a primarily poetry class despite the course description saying it would have prose in it. Ugh. I hate poetry. I did, however, learn a lot about the writing process and how to edit. So that was good.
19th Century Europe: I took AP Euro in high school. 40% of it was this era in history in Europe. I destroyed this class with my mad European history skills.
East Asian Interactions (GHS): You have to take two Global and Historical Studies (GHS) classes to graduate. I chose this because I love Asia. I learned about samurai and ancient China. I actually really enjoyed it!
Lifetime Fitness activity and class: I took Strength and Conditioning as my activity, so I ran on a treadmill every day like a pro. In November I got a cough that wouldn’t go away and running made my chest hurt, sooo that made strength and conditioning hard.
Healthcare Ethics: Iiiit was interesting. That’s all I’m going to say. Requirement you have to do, the end.
Pathogenic Microbiology: Taught by Martin Sheen as Robert E. Lee in Gettysburg, aka Dr. Shellhaas. I loved this class so hard. I have a thing for bacteria. This class had a lab where we got to practice staining techniques and look at squirmy bacteria under a microscope. We also got to play with bunsen burners. Woo!
Modernizing and Contemporary Europe (GHS): It just wasn’t fair to Europe classes at this point. This class started at exactly where 19th Century Europe did. I, again, tore it apart. We did get to watch a BBC rendition of Charles Dickens’s Hard Times, as well as All Quiet on the Western Front. I loved both.
Ochem 2: I cried more.
Symphonic Band: SO FUN! I missed playing tuba! I had a great time in the band, but could no longer fit it in my schedule.
Physiology: A nightmare. But I got through it. Anatomy was a lot better because it was “This thing goes here.” Physiology was “this thing goes here and does this and this and this and this and–” yeah.
PX200: Same ol’. Had to do a learning service project, and that’s when I joined PAWS! HOORAY!
I didn’t do a whole lot of activities sophomore year. In fact, I did none. But a group of crazies decided to start up a game of Humans vs Zombies, and I was up for a late evening patrol of campus looking for zombies to pelt with Nerf missiles. This is also the year the game was banned from campus.
I remember winter being particularly cold that year. Like, freeze your snot two feet out the door cold. We still lived in Schwitzer so the commute to class was hardly bothersome. That would all change when we moved to the apartment village. DUN DUN DUN!
This project is getting overly ambitious for 1:21 AM. My ‘u’ key is now rebelling, whereas my ‘s’ key is behaving. Is something living in my keyboard?