Posts by Moe Sunami

Always Together

February 24, 2018

Two weeks ago, I fell behind in my classes. I had a major out-of-school deadline, so I made full use of my safety-net of extensions and excused absences. It was right before midterms, so I had to make up for the lost work *and* be evaluated within a week. When I did get caught up, […]

‘Shopping’ Electives

February 7, 2018

New semester, new schedule, a host of decisions. When it comes to registration, I feel a lot of pressure to find the ‘perfect’ class. I hope my classes will help me see the world differently, stretch my writing and speaking skills, clarify What I Want To Do With My Life, begin to understand how non-scientists […]

Speakers at Mudd: Neurobiologist Dr. Cori Bargmann

November 11, 2017

“I know what I want to do in life,” I texted a friend. “Neuroscience and I are going to be friends.” Dr. Cori Bargmann, a neurobiologist, had just finished her lecture at the Shanahan Center Auditorium. In her seminar, titled “Genes, brains, and flexible behaviors: studying neural circuits across space and time,” Dr. Bargmann chronicled […]


October 31, 2017

According to my Google Calendar, my every minute is scheduled for today. I allotted three hours for Statistics, two hours for my Chemistry professor’s office hours, and an hour at the Writing Center. The pile of notebooks on my table have too many stars scribbled inside them, one for each thing I am confused about […]

STEM with No Single Right Answer

October 7, 2017

Six weeks into the Common Core and freshman year, I have learned how to describe crystal structures, write epsilon-delta proofs, and, in general, to arrive at correct answers. The Core is an overview of the STEM disciplines at Mudd— math, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, and engineering — and it helps Mudders seek solutions across disciplines. Yet […]