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April 23, 2012

As my experience working with 4-H members continues, I am finding myself learning new things that I used to overlook every day. My partner, Rachel, and I have found that a big problem with childhood obesity is not only inactivity, but also the kinds of food that are stocked in their pantries and refrigerators.

April 23, 2012

As a nutrition major, naturally, my favorite subject in the world to talk about is food!  I anticipate many future blogs concerning this very important subject, and this month…it begins.

April 23, 2012

Wow. That was an amazing week of weather and I wish it was part of Spring Break. Now that everyone’s back and hopefully in the swing of things again, I am happy to say the semester is more than halfway over.  I was recently invited to join the Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-professional health academic honors society.  If you academically qualify for this honors society, I definitely think you should strive to get in.   It is great for networking and developing more relationships around campus, but it is also a motivating factor to keep your GPA up!

April 23, 2012

College is all about learning. Often, this makes new ideas seem like a chore. But in reality, we all need to keep learning new things. Believe it or not, it can be fun—remember those nature walks when you were in elementary school?

My recent big advancement was learning a new skill at work. Most of my work is with some really cute Jersey cows at UNH’s Organic Dairy Barn. Before this job, I’d never worked with cows before. This made each day a new test when I first started.

April 23, 2012

It’s the spring semester of my senior year.  The last thing I want to do is get up early after three and a half years of 8am classes every week.  I want to finally enjoy the luxury of being able to sleep in until 8am and I have been able to enjoy doing that- for a little bit.  I am now back to getting up early in the morning.  But this time it is to drive over to the Fairchild Dairy to work on my research project.  And I don’t mind it one bit.

March 19, 2012

Everything that I ever did before college was in preparation for vet school. I loaded up on science and AP classes.  I took Human Anatomy, even though any mention of human blood or human diseases sent me into panic attacks and I felt like I was going to pass out.

February 13, 2012

In my previous blog I mentioned CREAM: one of my most favorite classes that I have taken here at UNH. The acronym stands for Cooperative Real Education in Agricultural Management program, which is a student-run, 8-credit, two-semester course that goes from the fall to spring semester, excluding school breaks. The main reason I was interested in taking this class was for the large animal experience with cows. I had heard that you not only learn in the classroom, but also are required to have hands-on learning experience with the animals themselves.

February 13, 2012

For the past four years, UNH has been putting on the Sustainable Seminar Series.  This is a series of renowned guest lecturers that are invited to come speak at UNH from near and far.  Each person has a particular specialty that the UNH faculty thought would be interesting and helpful to hear about.  Of course, the topics are all in regards to agriculture and they tie in sustainability.  If you are interested in agriculture, I highly recommend that you attend (The past two have also given out some very yummy pizza at the end!).

February 6, 2012

It’s three weeks into the semester and I’ve had about six lectures, three recitations, and three labs for my General Chemistry 404 course. I’ve heard the groans and complaints about lab and writing lab reports or submitting pre-labs to ensure that we understand what we are doing in lab in a given week. I have recently just come to understand the importance and significance of these labs, something I fear many have yet to do.

February 6, 2012

College is treated like a stepping stone by most.

People think that college is part of the path that gets you to a destination, namely, your career. But what if your path in college takes some serious turns and all of a sudden you feel lost? Well you’re not the first, or the last.

Lauren Weston
Michael Hurley
Ashley Jones
Alina Harris (Photo Credit: Billy Shaker)
Samy Ramadan
Natalie Ann Kublbeck
Logan Young
Kyla Jones
Kaitlin Dresser
Emma Passaretti
Kelly Stoner
Dana Whitcomb
Marina Bartolotta