“If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never.” ― Søren Kierkegaard
Walking through cafes and lounge areas during the day, I overhear snippets of conversations between friends, mentor-mentee pairs, and various other groups. There are phrases like “I want to”, “I’m planning on”, and “I was offered” thrown around and they remind me that UT harbors endless opportunities for us to engage in.
The obvious ones to us in CNS are undergraduate research opportunities and student organizations. This issue of Catalyst spotlights a Health Science Honors biochemistry and public health student and what he takes from working in research. There are also great leaders from student organizations, such as Missy Wu from Kappa Rho, who are following their passions and making real changes in their realms. Many student orgs also put on events to showcase their cause — Texas Public Health will be hosting Public Health Week at the beginning of April.
On the academic side, students have chances to engage in the discussions of major changes, such as the proposed Fall Break. We also have numerous courses to choose from, especially enriching ones that may be outside of your major. And since I’ve arrived two years ago to the UT campus, I’ve seen many buildings renovated or constructed — we’ve created a “virtual photo tour” of the beautiful Gates Dell Complex for you to enjoy.
And lastly, there are avenues for exploring other personal interests you may have, such as our excellent faculty who can inform us on health and wellness as well as ones that help us form our own opinions about healthcare, as many of us intend to pursue a profession in that field.
Observe the limitless possibilities around you.
P.S. I have enjoyed my time as editor of The Catalyst. I would like to welcome Lakshya Nagar into the position!