Category: Other

I Graduated!!

Yes, it’s true! I have finally graduated from high school. I took my HiSET equivalency test last Friday and I have graduated the top of my class (I was the only one in my class because I was homeschooled :D).

Anyways, I am now ready to enter college–two years earlier than the average teen. This is due both to excellent schooling from my parents and the RonPaulCurriculum and my burning desire to learn, learn, learn. I will be entering university as a pre-med student.

Surprisingly enough, I recently learned that the pre-med degree in my university (MSU) is only one year, after which I can choose any degree to complete in the three remaining years. I love the freedom that it gives me because I can still choose something I really love that may be outside of the medical field. I so still plan on becoming a doctor, though.

Also, I have received wonderful scholarships and aid and I am so happy everything is working out for me. To those of you who say you can’t go to college because of circumstances, I say you’re wrong. You can change those circumstances and you can do as you wish with your life and your choices. Of course, amazing, supportive parents help a million! ๐Ÿ™‚

And so, adieu, faithful followers! Good luck in all your endeavors, college-related or not.

Ashley

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My Dog

So, I have this dog. Well, she’s not really mine–she’s more like the “family dog”.

Anyways, she’s medium sized, black, furry and irresistible. She’ll be 11 years old this summer, which is OLD for her breed. Speaking of which, she’s a rare dog for Montana–she’s a Bouvier de Flanders. It’s a Belgian breed the police use. The’re also really good cattle dogs.

Her name is Maya. Recently, her health started declining. We got worried, but we just attributed it to age. Now we think she might have had Lyme’s disease, which is given by ticks.

 

 

 

 

After about a year, she started to really go down. She didn’t respond to anything anymore. Continue reading “My Dog”

Yawning

Why do we yawn? Why does even thinking about…it–*yawn*–make us yawn?

I’ve heard all kinds of theories. They range from clearing your throat to stretching your chin. ๐Ÿ™‚ย Medical professionals don’t have a clue, either. The standing theory is that yawning clears the alveoli, the microscopic air/gas exchangers at the bottom of the lungs. Sounds a little far-fetched to me.

So, to join all those millions of theories out there, here’s mine:

I think yawning is to stretch the vocal chords. The larynx, the box which contains the vocal chords, is situated at the top of the windpipe, right next to the throat. All air that comes in and out passes through the vocal chords. While yawning doesn’t necessarily make your voice sound any better, it does make you feel a little bit more fluid in the morning.

By stretching the vocal chords, you are waking them up from the long night. In the evening, when they get tired from talking all day, you stretch them to keep them awake until you get to bed. It could be that the reason you yawn when you get sleepy is because your vocal chords get sleepy too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Something to think about, next time you yawn!!

Ashley

Scholarship Tips

Since I will be entering university in the fall of this wonderful year, I have been applying for gazillions of scholarships. Two important things I learned: One, do them all in January (most of the deadlines are Jan. 31) and Two, have a good ACT/SAT score. It helps millions.

In my quest for applicable scholarships, I came across a few websites that were super helpful. And if you, unlike me, want to send your info (GPA, ACT/SAT scores, grades, etc.) to colleges and universities across the country, some of these websites are the perfect way to do it.

  1. CollegeXpress. It’s a great way to find scholarships and schools.
  2. Niche. It’s super easy to apply for these scholarships, and no essays are required.
  3. Fastweb. It’s a sort of universal website. You can find practically any scholarship on there, but sometimes it can be hard to navigate.
  4. Scholarships.com. I haven’t spent a lot of time on this one, but from what I’ve done, it’s pretty good. Continue reading “Scholarship Tips”