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Third time’s the charm?

I don’t actually know if this is the third time that I’ve tried to revive this blog – it’s probably been more than that – but that’s not the point. The point is that I’m back, and this time I’m … Continue reading
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If I Were a First-Year

Elliot Wainwright Class of 2015 Physics & Mathematics Double Major If I were a first year, I would ​eat as much responsibility as I can handle, and do my very best to spit out excellence. Not only will you grow as a … Continue reading
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From the Russian wilderness to the big city!

Guest Blogger: Sarah Frederick (’15) Arriving in Moscow was a sharp return to reality. Suddenly all of the things that had come to feel normal while we were in Kamchatka – the winding gravel roads and little towns with random … Continue reading
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Wooster – Your Home Away from Home

As we are in the preparatory stages up for the first days of class, something that may creep up on us is homesickness. Although most of us have probably been waiting for the day to get away from home, it … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Abundant borings in Early Cretaceous cobbles from south-central England

Last week I described a cyclostome bryozoan on the outside of a quartz cobble from the Faringdon Sponge Gravels (Lower Cretaceous, Upper Aptian) of south-central England near the town of Faringdon. This week I’m featuring a variety of heavily-bored calcareous … Continue reading
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Tips for the First Day of Class!

#1 Wake up early and get breakfast. Bring your water bottle. Better learning occurs when you’re well-nourished and hydrated.   #2 Arrive about 10 minutes early to class. You will get the best seat. Also, sit in the front of … Continue reading
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The power of hand-held x-ray fluorescence analysis comes to Wooster

WOOSTER, OHIO–Dr. Meagen Pollock, our mineralogist-petrologist and instrument scientist extraordinaire, should be writing this post, but she was off campus during this event. It is left to the paleontologist, of all people, to file this report. Despite my technological naïveté … Continue reading
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One Doesn’t Simply Walk into Woo-town: Orientation

Your guide to Orientation Week and Tips for the First Day The College of Wooster sure knows how to welcome people. But, I’m not talking about the faculty and staff; it’s those enthusiastic yellow shirted orientation leaders you must endure … Continue reading
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Coring Across Kamchatka

Guest Blogger: Sarah Frederick (’15) After traversing every stretch of road within Kamchatka at least twice, 5 bear sitings, and becoming intimately familiar with Kamchatka mosquitoes (they come in three sizes!), we are on our way to Moscow. All in … Continue reading
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ARCH 5, What To Expect

Some of you have probably have questions about ARCH 5. I’m sure everyone who is planning on attending this ARCH session has been hearing all about the other ARCH sessions from your fellow classmates and have been consumed with jealousy and … Continue reading
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