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Amazon Student Prime at Scholastica

Friday, November 15th, 2019

This may sound banal  to an American because Amazon is a U.S.-based company, but the fact that students get steeply discounted prime accounts is only surpassed by the astonishingly quick, free deliveries Amazon offers under the prime subscription. I am under the impression that there must be a large Amazon storehouse near Duluth, because I ordered an item Tuesday night, and I received it in my mailbox Thursday morning! Oh, and for those of you who might be in the market for their first credit card, consider Deserve: it is aimed to be an easy to attain credit card that offers a 1% of unlimited cash back, and after you open your account, the first year of amazon prime is on them! A whole year of 2-day free deliveries on a store that has everything. What else can you ask for? 

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GPS and Field Biology

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

During yesterday’s Field Biology class, we went out to our field sites and marked the more significant locations in a GPS. We are writing a scientific report detailing our field work, and the coordinates of every trap, camera and sampling site is of relevance to the study. Additionally, in marking these locations, we got experience working a GPS unit, which in addition of being fun, I’m sure will come in handy in future backpacking trips! 

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Philosophy Club Meeting

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

On Tuesday we had a Philosophy Club meeting. We talked about Mind-body dualism in the 21st Century. I was surprised to see that 2 Freshmen (neither of which had been in the club before) showed up for the meeting! It is always refreshing to have new members in the club, and both seemed quite eager to engage in the conversation. As always, conversation flowed freely, and the subtopics we covered ranged from Hume’s induction problem and Plato’s idealism to modern neuropsychological discoveries and their implications. In all, it was a very fun, enjoyable conversation! 

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Trap Setting

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

As part of our Mammalian section in Field Biology, we are setting up traps and cameras in the woods on campus. The goal is to sample the mammalian population to get an idea of what species and number of individuals per species roam this habitat. To do so, the class has divided up into two groups that are responsible for two different sections. Our section set up two cameras and eleven traps, and divided up the work of regularly checking both. Today Friday, it was my job to set up and check the traps every couple of hours. Inside them, we have left enough foliage for whatever we capture  to stay warm, and enough food for it to survive a couple of hours. Our goal is simply to note the frequency of each species we capture before releasing them, so we don’t want them to die in the cold!  

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Club Event

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

At Saint-Scholastica, there are a lot of clubs students are able to attend. I am an international students from Begium. There is an International Club on campus that aims at bringing americans and international students together.

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