Neurochemistry: The Cherry On Top Of My Concordia Experience

I would like to formally thank the people that pushed me towards taking Neurochemistry as my capstone experience to be the cherry on top of my entire Concordia experience. As I worked through my science major and minors during my time at Concordia, I did not feel that spark from the exploratory side that science…
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My Neurochemistry Capstone Experience

Neurochemistry wasn’t exactly my first choice for a capstone course (just hearing the name sounds scary and intimidating), however I had heard great things about the course so I decided to take a chance even with my very minimal background in Neuroscience and a slight distaste for Chemistry. But now as I reflect upon my…
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Autism: Could It Really Be? A Zinc Deficiency?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that autism is present in 1 in 68 children and is almost four times more prevalent in males than females.  Autism speaks classifies autism as “…a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique…
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Everyday I’m BREWing

Coming out of high school we all know how tough it is to decide what you want to do with your life or where you want to go.  Being from Mesa, Arizona I only knew one thing…I wanted to leave there and see another part of the country.  I visited schools in Iowa, Colorado, and…
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Am I Smarter For Going To A Fancy Pants School, Or Did I Blow A Bunch Of Money For Nothing?

Waiting till the last moment to reflect on my college education, in true Gus McCarthy fashion, I think my time spent at Concordia was worth the extra buck.   I’ve been asked to reflect on the mission of Concordia College by highlighting my experience with the five goals.   Instill a love for learning Develop…
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