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Wintertide
January 14, 2016


Winter quarter, we meet again! This is my second to last quarter as an undergrad student. At the moment, I am enrolled in 4 classes, Vice President of Communications and Secretary of the forensics club, TA for 2 Management Information Systems classes, and “The IT” at my workplace. Despite the workload, I enjoy the things I do and it keeps me going.

This quarter, I don’t have evening classes for once. I’m happy and thankful for my class schedule. I haven’t been to much foodie outings recently aside from celebrating my boyfriend’s cousin’s birthday last week at Joe’s Crab Shack. Cracking crab shells can be a mess but it’s worth it! The only tip I can give is to not wear nice clothes/jewelry while cracking crab or shrimp shells.

Computer Forensics

We are learning about how electronic evidence can be extracted and used in court. It’s pretty exciting to learn how to recover evidence because you’re trying to predict human behavior. In addition, it’s pretty much a scavenger hunt because not every case/situation is the same. There are some precautions a forensic examiner have to take in order to make the electronic evidence admissible in court such as using a write-block device to make an exact bit-stream image of the suspect’s drive or having a chain of custody form properly filled out. We haven’t used any of the forensic tools yet, so there are more to this class than just theoretical concepts.

Agricultural Ethics

This class is pretty much a debate class about the ethics used in agriculture. The choices we make for the type of food we eat is important and can impact the food industry. Should I spend $1 on fries or $1 on an apple? Honestly, I’m not sure why I chose to take this class myself… But it sounded more attractive than other classes from the humanities synthesis section.

Managerial Statistics

This whole time, I thought I was done with math! Thankfully, this isn’t a “fully loaded” statistics class but rather using computer software to solve problems. It’s one of those business core classes I have to take. Even then, it’s still good to be well-rounded ;).

Marketing Management

My professor for marketing is hilarious! He makes class entertaining and connects the concept of marketing to life experiences we can relate to or understand easier. I suppose another way of teaching students is through comedy- or at least in my perspective. At first, I was on the wait list but then the professor graciously took in over 30 people into his class. Hurray~

 

15 Responses

  1. Jenny Kim ☆ January 15, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Wow, you are taking some interesting classes there. When I was in school I was also very busy with my social life and classes, but looking back I think it taught me how to time manage. I loved school, best experience of my life.

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  2. Michelle ☆ January 15, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    WOW, you always take such awesome and cool classes ^^

    I’m taking nearly 12 hours, but it’s really 10 hours and I’m fine with it, honestly.

  3. Tara ☆ January 15, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Your computer forensics class sounds so neat! The name alone was pretty catchy. 😀

    I admit, I did a double-take when I saw agricultural ethics as a class. It’s not a class I would have imagined a computer science major taking XD;;

    Managerial statistics sounds horrifying. I’d have stayed far, far away from that sort of class.

    On the other hand, your marketing management sounds like a class I wouldn’t mind taking! So glad you’re having fun in that class because of the professor 😀 And that’s nice he took you in off the waitlist! ^^

    Good luck with this quarter! You sound loaded, but yet it seems like you’re managing your time well! ^^

  4. Eirene ☆ January 16, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Very cool classes! Hope you enjoy them!

  5. Kya ☆ January 17, 2016 at 1:03 am

    It’s so wonderful that you are enjoying all the things that you are doing and they keep you motivated and I am sure very busy as well!

    The classes you are doing sound really interesting. 😀

  6. Cat ☆ January 17, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Sounds like you have a lot going on! The Computer Forensics class sounds really interesting. I think that’s a cool subject because it’s becoming more relevant as we use more technology. Agricultural Ethics sounds neat too. I guess I haven’t put much thought into what impacts the food industry. I’m glad you have a good professor for Marketing Management! Good luck with all of that!

  7. Sean ☆ January 17, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Computer forensics sounds fun, I’d love going through and seeing what people do to break the laws with their computers.

  8. Becca ☆ January 19, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Yay! We’re almost done, Nancy! So close!!

    I’m glad you were able to take non-evening classes. Unfortunately I have two this semester, and both are until 10PM. 0.0 I am not a fan, but gotta do whatcha gotta do.

    Ugh, Managerial Statistics sounds like a Business Statistics class I had to take. Mine unfortunately was verily heavily math, it was just complicated processes that could be used in the workplace. A lot of regression analysis, etc. I’m glad yours is less math heavy!

    I hope you enjoy your classes this quarter!

  9. Amy ☆ January 19, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Glad to hear your schedule is better this year! Evening classes are a pain. I used to go to college from 6pm-9pm and I was always so tired!

    Your classes sound really interesting as well. I’d love to do computer forensics, it sounds so cool. And I love it when you get a great teacher. We had a really fun one in first year – her class was so oversubscribed!

    Good luck with your classes!
    Xxx

  10. Georgie ☆ January 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Agricultural Ethics sounds the most interesting to me. One interesting debate is about organic food, like is it really better for you? Apparently it isn’t better by a long shot, but people say it tastes better. We have organic food at work and I am not sure if I notice much of a difference, but the tomatoes have been amazing. ? Curious to hear what you learn in that class, though.

    That is great you don’t have any night classes! Hope you enjoy. 🙂

    • Nancy ☆ January 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Yeah!! Professor mentioned about whether or not “organic” is really organic. Maybe one process is done “organically” but everything else isn’t. With that one (out of many) process that is done to grow the food, producers will call the product organic and bump up the price. Otherwise, we’ve been learning about philosophers so far ;~;…

  11. Raisa ☆ January 21, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Computer Forensics sounds so interesting! All your classes sound interesting honestly. I wish I could go back to school for fun and learn things all the time. XD

    It’s great that you don’t have night classes this quarter. Now you have more time to relax and see people. And join another CAH game maybe? Haha, I don’t actually know when the next one is gonna be. ._.

    • Nancy ☆ February 3, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      You should do a CAH game! I can actually play in relaxation instead of being in class XD~~

  12. Chynna ☆ January 25, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    I always say this, time and time again, but you are a hard worker! I feel like a proud mama :3 Maybe because I’ve followed you as a blogger for so long, ha. I’ll probably cry when you announce that you’ve graduated.

    My mum loves cooking king prawns, and not the pre-cooked ones in the packet. The ones that have all the head, eyes, tail. I love it! Peeling that shell, tho~

    Your classes sound fun! Good luck with all of them 🙂

    • Nancy ☆ February 3, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      I’m a hard but lazy LAZZZZY worker most of the time ;~;. But yay!!! I’m glad we’ve been keeping up with each other after for so many years! I’ll join your grad club one of these days ;).

      Such bravery! I usually buy shrimp as a whole then peel it off before cooking it (very OCD about the poop in the shrimp!). I heard the head gives some flavor to the sauce in the pan 😉

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