Light the Pumpkin

Double, double, toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble...*cue witch's cackle* It's Halloween time again! Or, as I like to call it, scientist awareness day. For, really, when else is it...

Bring the weaponry

This past weekend members of PMCB, the graduate program in molecular and cellular biosciences, proved once again that scientists CAN party as we welcomed the new first year class at our annual PMCB...

Comings and goings

Fifteen minutes of fame. Whether you admit it or not, we all yearn for Andy Warhol's fifteen minutes of greatness, where we are the metaphoric kings of the world (please excuse the Titanic...

Natural indulgence

Color! Color! Color is all around! The blossoms are falling, the rhododendrons and camellias blooming, and the MacHall fountain providing riparian-esque entertainments.  All these happenings, in...

Coming Of Age

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which lab is fairest of them all? As I understand it, there are three events in the life of a Biology Graduate Student that sit as milestones on the scientific career...

March Madness

March is upon us! For the PMCB Firsties, recruitment weekends are over and the last three weeks of Winter Term face us like a charging rhinoceros. Soon, some of us will be choosing labs to call home...

Assembly required

Hello Lady! Yes, that salutation is a clear act of thievery from my favorite New York radio host Elvis Duran, but I just had to include it. The first three weeks of the new term for the downtrodden...

Where’s the Tylenol?

Looking outside, the weather seems to mimic my current outlook on life: dark, stormy, and full of gray patches. Luckily, 'tis the season of Christmas lights (or Hanukkah or Kwanza lights, if you...

Trick or Treat

If you don't know the Disney Halloween song, you really should. Totally worth it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skdVouumMk4 Halloween is absolutely one of my favorite times of the year,...

Graduate School: A mini-breakdown every 5 minutes?

When I was sitting in my sea-green graduation robe that fateful May morning in 2010, surrounded by my fellow Scrippsies and favorite professors, I did not really believe that a little over a year...