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On the Positive Side...

I know that we don't usually deal with topics like this in the school forum.

But I love my fall class schedule. It kicks ass. It's true I was wait listed in the chemistry lab and they opened a class on Monday and Wednesday for all the wait listed people that I could technically fit into my schedule but it'd cost me $50 more on gas a week than if I just got into the class I wait listed for. I chatted with the professor, he's enrolling me in the other class but is letting me show up to this lab. I'm going to make sure and buy him a nice birthday present with some of the savings.

Half of my classes are sciences or social sciences. The others are all theater. I sort of want to be a chemistry major. I was leaning that way while taking high school chemistry but figured once I hit college I'd swear it off again. But no...so far in the course, I'm looking at all the chemistry classes and physics classes I get to take in the next two years.

College kicks ass, man.

Let's do the time warp again!
09-14-2007 02:36 PM
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My classes actually seem amazing this year compared to previous years. College still seems much more awesome because I would actually be able to choose which awesome classes to take and, more importantly, my parents wouldn't be monitoring my work, but this year may actually be pretty good too.
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It's cool your having a nice time. Hope you keep having a fun time. I thought about being a biology major, but i still have 4 years to figure what i absolutely want to do.

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09-15-2007 04:58 AM
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I swore to be a marine biologist from the age of three until I actually took a biology class. I still can't stand biology. Biopsychology I can handle, but just biology makes me cringe.

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09-15-2007 07:08 AM
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i dont like almost any science related stuff i like physical science but any thing else i try to avoid Yuck
09-15-2007 07:26 AM
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Wolf Wrote:You being in college makes me so envious, HC.

What college are you going to? As I think about it, I'm getting a few letters from Universities in your area.

And considering majoring in CHEMISTRY? You rock. D:

I'm actually doing my first two years at the local community college (Cabrillo). It's a pretty decent campus. The original plan was to transfer to UC Santa Cruz after that but I'm beginning to miss the midwest an awful lot.

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