First “Full” Assignment Done

I’m currently in my last full semester as an undergraduate; I’ll be a part-time student in the summer, and then I’ll graduate sometime in July or August. I’m still not really sure what I want to study in graduate school, but I have /some/ ideas: clinical psych, developmental psych, linguistics, speech pathology, public health. I can see myself doing something different every other week.

I’ve been a research assistant at the Infant Development Lab for almost two years, and I’m finally taking Dr. Bahrick’s course on Infant Knowledge during what might be my last semester in the lab ( :c ). Our first assignment was due last week, and since most of the research I know about is hers, I ended up writing about it for our journal assignment.

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High School Mental Health Project (HSMHP)

Our end of the semester project for my Censorship and Propaganda class was to create a project that relates an aspect of culture to our major.

I created a (fake) organization that focuses on hosting opinions that high school students have on various mental health topics. Images used are from Adobe Stock.

Here is the link: https://hsmhp.wordpress.com/ 

Below is the “About Us”:

High School Mental Health Project (HSMHP) is dedicated to bring awareness to mental health issues by hosting teen voices. While Miami-Dade County Public Schools has made some attempts to bring attention to mental health issues, some students feel like their efforts are not enough.

HSMHP’s goal is to provide students with a medium where they can express their opinions on how to handle mental health issues, whether it be at a school, national, or global level.

HSMHP also provides students and members of the community with statistical information derived from student surveys to further support student experiences and opinions. Under What Students Should Know, high school students can find more information related to mental health issues, from community resources to the latest research.

Opinions are posted anonymously, unless asked otherwise.

Holy Ghost Tour

I finally got to see Joyce Manor and Modern Baseball perform. With Thin Lips opening the show, the venue was filled with good energy and good performances. (Unedited photos, soon-to-be edited and uploaded via Teenlink.)

First Show in a Couple of Months

I finally went to a show after months of being too tired or busy with school work to go to one (still disappointed I didn’t see Beyoncé perform because I had to study for my final for my human bio lab). I got to see: Diet Cig, who were super energetic; Brick + Mortar, who were also energetic but more “weird”; and The Front Bottoms, whom I’ve been wanting to see since high school.

Here are a couple of pictures I took via Teenlink that will go up in a photo gallery on its website later:

Vetoing Anti-Overdose Drugs Doesn’t Stop Addiction

A longer, opinionated version of the article I wrote for Outloud:

In April, Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill that would allow pharmacists to give out an anti-overdose drug without a prescription.

According to LePage, the drug, naloxone, “does not truly save lives; it merely extends them until the next overdose.”

He went on to say that passing the bill will create “a situation where an addict has a heroin needle in one hand and a shot of naloxone in the other,” and stressed that it will “[produce] a sense of normalcy and security around heroin use that serves only to perpetuate the cycle of addiction.”

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