Third Chance


Hello, I'm Andy Frimpong, majoring in accounting at the Smeal College of Business. My interest in science started waning in Junior High School (JHS) and continued its degradation course as I ludicrously evaded any form of meaningful participation in science classes during my high school years.

  I'm a "foreign-local" student as I lived most of my life in Ghana, West Africa  and finished up my last year of high school in America. I never seemed to be able to abide by- what I perceived to be- the ditto for ditto way of learning General Science in JHS. I was, rather, more interested in exploring ideas and different perspectives on those ideas. So I excelled in the arts and social sciences while falling short of expectations in my natural and applied science classes- which of course added to the repulsion between "science" and me.

 As a rebellious teen in a boarding senior high school, I refused to leave any stone unturned in my pursuit of fame and "swagspect" -respect for my swagger (that was my sobriquet too). So it was just a routine thing to do, when I decided to cut my Chemistry classes because the teacher was the same buzzing boarding house supervisor to whom I owed several weeks of grass weeding as a punishment for...

So it just seemed, in my last year of high school, that the science thingy and I were just not meant to be.

 I'm excited about this class, however, because I anticipate very interesting topics. Especially after seeing that the professor was bent on showing us the last gut worms video. I also understand that I will be able to scrape deeper into my pots of knowledge after taking a class- that I believe- will apply the scientific test in a more liberal way. swag.jpg


I really enjoyed your post!! It had me laughing out loud and earned me a couple killer glares from the super studious kids sitting next to me. I'm actually also a "foreign-local student". I'm from the Dominican Republic but was sent over to finish my last two years of high school in America. I also gained a whole lot more interest in the class after watching the worm videos. I'm probably going to lose some girly points with this but I actually enjoyed them. I'd never seen anything like that ever before! Anyways, cool post!

Very well written blog. I am also in Smeal and recently joined the Smeal Leadership Program. I recommend checking it out!

Just wanted you to know that I highly appreciate your picture. Figured you would enjoy this :)

Very well written blog. I am also in Smeal and recently joined the smell leadership Program I recommend checking it out!

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