As I look back on the last quarter, I find myself somewhat ambivalent with being done. Of course I’m enjoying the ability to get back to some long overdue science, and I’m quite glad to temporarily be done with the grind of midterms, quizzes, and finals. But I will miss this quarter for the simple fact that I was, for the first time since I got to UC Davis, able to take not one but two separate classes in evolutionary biology. I learned a lot this quarter, and even more I became the first UC Davis student in five years to win a Barry Goldwater Scholarship. Now I look towards the coming quarter in the hopes that it will be similarly fruitful.