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Mikayla Feldbauer

My name is Mikayla and I’m a freshman from St. Marys, Pennsylvania. Here at Lycoming I plan to double major in biology and astronomy; however, that could change as I progress through my studies and learn more about them and myself. After Lycoming I plan to attend graduate school and eventually do research in the field of astronomy or astrobiology. At Lyco I’m involved in the Society of Physics Students, Spanish Club, Campus Activities Board, and Student Senate. I enjoy playing soccer and reading (although right now I’m just reading my biology textbook). Follow me on snapchat @m_feld !
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What a Hoot! Ornithologist Visits Lycoming College

Posted by Mikayla Feldbauer on Feb 7, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Scott Weidensaul is an internationally known ornithologist, meaning he knows quite a lot about birds (in particular - owls). He has not only been the author of many books, but also the writer for sources such as the Philadelphia Inquirer and Smithsonian Magazine. Weidensaul has also directed several research efforts and has even been nominated for the Pulitzer prize.

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Topics: Student Life, Liberal Arts Education

Dinner at Don Patron

Posted by Mikayla Feldbauer on Feb 6, 2017 2:42:31 PM

I’ve been taking Spanish in school since seventh grade. I took it all the way up to Spanish V and I loved, almost, every minute of it. So naturally, I’m a member of the Spanish Club (AKA ¡Amamos el Español!) here at Lycoming College. It’s not a new club, but the previous club that was in place sort of ended in recent years so we started it back up again this year. The club’s goal is to learn more about the Spanish language and the cultures of countries where Spanish is spoken. The way that the club is set up allows everyone to join in, no matter how much Spanish they know.

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Topics: Student Life, Liberal Arts Education

La Cena en Don Patron

Posted by Mikayla Feldbauer on Feb 6, 2017 2:38:51 PM

Empezaba yo estudiar el español en el grado siete de la intermedia. Tomé cada nivel de español incluyendo español cinco y disfruté, casi, cada minuto. Entonces obviamente, soy una socia del club de español aquí en Lycoming College. No es un club nuevo, pero el club anterior se acabó en años recientes y lo empezamos otra vez este año. La meta del club es aprender más sobre el idioma de español y sobre las culturas de países donde se habla español. La manera en la que el club funciona les permite a todos acompañar a las actividades, a pesar de su nivel de español.

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Topics: Student Life, Liberal Arts Education

5 Must Haves for your Dorm

Posted by Mikayla Feldbauer on Dec 29, 2016 2:39:07 PM

My first semester at Lycoming College has just come to a close, and I now realize that there are many objects in my dorm that have been very useful to me. While these aren't pure necessities, they definitely make dorm living better.

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Topics: Residential Life

What is a Calculus Lab??

Posted by Mikayla Feldbauer on Nov 30, 2016 5:03:00 PM

When you think of the word lab, what comes to mind? I always think of lab coats, beakers, and fancy scientific instruments. That's why I was so confused when I saw that my calculus class had a lab.

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The Comfort Zone

Posted by Mikayla Feldbauer on Nov 29, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Unlike the dreaded "friend zone," the comfort zone is a place in which people typically enjoy spending time. This is certainly true for me, my comfort zone being math and science. However, as the saying goes, it is good to get out of your comfort zone every once in a while.

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Topics: Freshman Year, Liberal Arts Education

Tips for Success in Biology 110

Posted by Mikayla Feldbauer on Nov 1, 2016 3:09:00 PM

The semester is more than halfway done so it’s safe to say that I’ve learned some things about how to manage all that is intro biology. Bio 110 is a difficult class. It’s a lot of work but it’s not too bad if you stay on top of things and put effort into it. I have Dr. Morrison and I’m doing well in the class. This advice will not work for everyone but I think it’s a good place to start. Here are some of my tips on how to succeed in Bio 110.

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Topics: Student Life

From Skeptical to Spirited

Posted by Mikayla Feldbauer on Oct 24, 2016 2:30:00 PM

I’ll admit, I didn’t fall in love with Lycoming College after visiting it for the first time. Sure, the people here were great and the academics seemed awesome but I had had my heart set on a big school in a big city. After a lot of consideration, I eventually decided that Lycoming was the best place for me. I was so right!

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Topics: Student Life

Stargazing on the Heim Patio

Posted by Mikayla Feldbauer on Oct 21, 2016 11:26:35 AM

Near the beginning of the semester, my astronomy professor, Dr. Erickson, informed the class about stargazing that would take place every Monday-Thursday (weather permitting). A few upper level astronomy/physics students would be out on the patio near the Heim Science Building with a telescope. Dr. Erickson encouraged us to stop by once every one or two weeks, but I knew that I would be visiting more often than that. Now, every time the weather is nice and my schedule works out, I am out on the Heim patio looking through a telescope.

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Topics: Student Life

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