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Hello all, My name is Quortni Moore, I am 22 years old as of TODAY (February 1st)introduction-photo. So now I can proudly blast Taylor Swift’s “22” and not feel weird about it. I am a Junior here at Fontbonne. This is actually my second semester here, I am a transfer student from Indiana State University but I am originally from Saint Louis. I chose ISU originally because it seemed like a great fit at the time, but after some unexpected life changes it became clear to me that it was a great time to come home and transfer to a University that was a better fit for the time being. I am a Psychology major and also pursuing a minor in Biology, I originally was minoring in Art but when I transferred I realized that Biology is something that I felt was calling me. Science had always been an interest of mine and I felt that it would be a great combination with Psychology. I plan on attending graduate school after graduation, but if you ask me where and what I plan on doing in graduate school, I honestly couldn’t tell you. I know for sure that I would like to go into some sort of research, and eventually become a therapist and eventually earn a certificate to practice Art Therapy.

I am currently employed at Saint Louis Bread Company, the one right down the street from campus. I have been there since I was 16, so it will be 6 years in May, so don’t be afraid to come on in and say hello. I am also employed at Journeys Shoes in the Galleria, because lets be honest I LOVE shoes. Again don’t be shy, come on in and say hello, I would be Happy to sell you your favorite pair of shoes. (:

My hobbies include arts and crafts, mostly drawing and painting random gifts for friends and family, I also love yoga and taking my 2 dogs on long walks around the neighborhood. I also like to occasionally go Ice Skating… fun fact I used to be a competitive Figure Skater at Brentwood Ice Arena where I competed solo and on a synchronized team for 10 years. I have since retired but I still have my skates and love to go back to Brentwood and hit the ice. Other hobbies include Snapchat of course because who doesn’t love taking selfies. And my by far favorite thing to do is post up at your local Starbucks and do homework.

Please don’t hesitate to say hello if you see me around, I don’t know many people here at Fontbonne but I am all for making new friends and study buddies.

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Hey everyone! My name is Morgan, and I am back again to write some blogs for you to (hopefully) read!!

I am a sophomore (credit-wise a junior) here at Fontbonne, and I love it! This is my second semester writing blogs for Fontbonne, and I am very excited to write for you all! Since my last intro blog, not too much has happened… I’m steadily getting used to my spring semester classes, but I’m not sure if I will ever be awake enough for my 8 AM class on Tuesdays and Thursdays… OR will I ever be excited for my 4 HOUR BIOLOGY NIGHT CLASS ON THURSDAY NIGHTS. Now if you ask any of my friends, they are all probably sick of me complaining about my bio class, but to be honest, I doubt I’ll stop complaining all semester ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I’m from O’Fallon, MO (not to be confused with O’Fallon, IL) where I went to St. Dominic High School and worked/still work at my local Baskin Robbins… You will learn that I take a lot of pride in my job at Baskin Robbins and that I love ice cream as one of my favorite foods. I’m majoring in Speech Language Pathology here at Fontbonne. Speech Language Pathology is when speech language pathologists help those with speech, swallowing, communication, and language disorders. Language is just so mind boggling to me because it’s one of the many ways that we can communicate with others. As I take more and more classes for my major, I am more intrigued and I fall in love with it even more!!!

That’s all for this week! I hope you guys come back and read again!

peace out,

Morgan

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With finals coming up, I’ve been reflecting a lot on the courses I’ve taken this past semester. I’ve learned so much in all my classes, but one course in particular comes to mind. This class has been a challenge for me and has required me to put in a lot of effort. However, this specific course has increased my knowledge greatly in the subject. So what class is it? My biology class.

I have never been a fan of science and have always struggled with it, even in high school. So naturally, I was worried about taking a science class. I had the option of choosing between a chemistry course, biology course, and physical science course. I chose biology because I thought it would be the most interesting of the three sciences and I also thought that it would be the easiest.

While I’m happy I chose to take biology, I’m not getting through it without some late night study sessions and extra test prep in order to get me the grade I’m happy with. My biology course has taught me so much, even though I probably won’t use any of the concepts in my future career as an accountant. I’ve learned about what animal cells are composed of, how cellular respiration works, the process of Mitosis, and so much more. I can elaborate on each of those topics and that has allowed me to hold conversations with some of my more “sciencey” friends.

Even though I dread science and especially my biology class, the information I’ve learned has allowed me to be a more well-rounded individual and I am grateful for that.

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I’ve been thinking about what to say in my final Fontbonne blog for some time now. I’ve been trying to think of witty comments or good advice to give to current and incoming students. But, for the first time, I think I’ll just make it short and sweet.

These past four years have definitely been an adventure. I’ve cried and laughed. I’ve felt like I was on top of the world and stuck under a bunch of rocks. I’ve experienced triumphs and tribulations. The best advice I can offer to students at this point is to keep doing what you’re doing no matter what anyone else thinks. Go with what your heart tells you, even if everyone seems to be against you. You and only you know what’s best for you, even if others laugh and think you’re crazy.

So where will I go after graduation? Well, I’ll be working all summer, and then I’ll start my graduate education at Saint Louis University in the Core Biomedical Sciences Program offered through the School of Medicine. My goal is to join one of the many Molecular Microbiology and Immunology research labs because microbiology is, without a doubt, my biggest life passion.

Thanks for reading my blogs over these past four years and for following me on my life journey.

“Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way, no day but today.”

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Life in Fast Forward

by Alumni Posts April 19, 2014

I’ve been thinking a lot about graduation lately. Perhaps that’s because I now have less than a month until the big day. My final undergrad to-do list is quickly dwindling, and every project, quiz, paper, or test that I’m finishing is becoming one of my last of my undergrad career. My planner is definitely filling […]

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Humana Festival Trip in Pictures

by Alumni Posts March 29, 2014

Below are some of my favorite pictures from my Special Topics theatre course focused on the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky. This was definitely a trip to remember! Stopping to take a lunch break at an Amish buffet with one of my roommates, Angela, while on the road to Kentucky. It […]

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Choosing My Major, My Way of Life

by Alumni Posts March 3, 2014

I just about shocked everyone when I, as a junior in high school taking excess honors and college credit English and Spanish courses, said that I was going to major in biology. A few people laughed. A few people thought I was crazy. And some thought I’d never make it through. And now, it’s just […]

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A Love Letter to Chemistry.

by Alumni Posts February 14, 2014

On Monday I had the pleasure of turning my hands blue (Okay, this is totally an exaggeration, but still.). Also on Monday, I had the real pleasure of calculating my engineering physics grade after receiving my very first graded physics exam. Then Wednesday I spent 3 hours with the engineering physics tutor, before going to […]

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The Balancing Act

by Alumni Posts February 9, 2014

I’ve recently come to the hypothesis that every college student is a circus performer. That is, while in college, one is balancing school, work, friends, family, and extracurricular activities. Up until this year, biology courses have dictated my life, meaning that my schedule was set. I’d go to school during the weekdays, come home to […]

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Life without Biology

by Alumni Posts February 2, 2014

I can’t imagine my life without influences from the hard sciences, specifically from biology. However, this semester, I have but one biology course, which is an independent study course that, though awesome in itself, isn’t exactly what I would consider to be exactly on track with my career intents. If you’ve read my previous blogs […]

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