Archive for February, 2012

Ask Nick!

Hey guys!

I just wanted to give all of you the chance to ask me any question!  Anything you ask I will answer and go into detail.  Leave your questions below!


February Playlist

I enjoy listening to music while I study, work, relax….pretty much anytime!  I thought I would share some of the music that I’ve been hooked onto this past month.

Breathe Carolina – Pretty much anything from their album “Hell Is What You Make It.”  I also have been listening to their song “Hello Fascination.”  This artist uses dance floor beats with crazy hooks.  It’s hard for me to listen to them and not instantly grin.

Chevelle – “Well Enough Alone” 

Citizen Cope – “Let the Drummer Kick”

David Guetta – Just like Breathe Carolina, I’m a sucker for a good hook.  I’ve been listening to his “Nothing But The Beat” album constantly.

Escape the Fate – “Not Good Enough For Truth In Cliche”

For All Those Sleeping – “Run Away”

Lifehouse – “All In”

Paramore – “Monster”

Yellowcard – “Lights and Sounds”

Have a great week!



Great Week

There is nothing more nerve wracking than a week with two quizzes and an exam!  It started with one of my crazy 9 hours of class days on Monday.  Mr. Davis gave us all our simulation dates for Politics.  I also had quite the experience in Chemistry Lab.  Hopefully I found the right unknowns.  Sadly, when I added HCl to my unknown solution, it made a precipitate.  This proved that I had a Group 1 cation as one of my unknowns.  Despite the setback, I finished finding my unknown.  We even get a catch-up day next week! 

My Anatomy Lab went relatively well.  We’re moving on from the skeletal system straight to the muscular system.  It is pretty interesting, especially since I enjoy working out.  I had the first half of my first exam on Friday as well.  I still have a Psychology exam on Tuesday.  Wish me luck everyone! 

A Man of Many Places

Studying is by and large the most important activity any student will have to partake in at STLCOP.  How you spend your time is the most critical aspect of studying, but the place with which you study is also important.  At STLCOP, there are multiple places that provide great areas for studying.

Many students like to use the cafeteria to study.  This is a great place for groups of students to get together and discuss work as a team.  The cafeteria also has a lot of space.  The only downside to using the cafeteria is that it is usually fairly noisy.  Personally, I can’t focus on studying with noise in the background, but others are not as easily distracted as I am, and seeing others studying helps them to stay motivated. 

Other great places to study include the student lounges located in the Student Center and the Residence Hall.  These places are fitted with couches and other cozy items to aid in studying, but space is limited so it is important to get their early.

Every floor of the Residence Hall has a study room built specifically for those living in the Residence Hall.  These places are terrific, and are one of my personal favorites.  These Study Rooms can be used to study in groups or individually.  They also do not have a closing time, so you do not have to worry about having to leave.

The basement of Whelpley is also a terrific place to study.  There never seems to be many people in the evening.  The only downfall is that it closes at 10 p.m.  But this is only a factor if you plan on studying late into the night.

Who could forget the STLCOP library?  The basement of this facility is used for group working.  The second floor’s purpose is to provide a quiet area for studying.  It is fitted with cubicles, tables, and individual rooms.  The STLCOP library is a terrific place to succeed in studying.

Becker Library is perhaps the most intriguing of all the studying options that I have listed.  This multiple floor facility has tons of space and you could practically hear a pin drop.  Becker Library is my favorite place to get prepared for class.

If you have any suggestions for studying options that I have not listed above, or if you would like to discuss them further, please comment below.