Jasson Murgo: Autonomy lab

Today we went to Western University for an autonomy lab. I have never seen a cadaver before, so I was pretty nervous. Although I was nervous, I was still excited to be there, mostly curious. I knew it was either going to be a really good experience or bad experience. Thankfully it was a really good experienced, I learned a lot about hearts and lungs. Its crazy to think that there are so many people and every one of the hearts are different. I got to see the difference between abnormal hearts and normal hearts. Some hearts had valve diseases or clogs that give them abnormalities. Every little thing gives a physical change to heart. For example, there was this abnormal heart that had a valve disease which made the valve really stiff. This made the blood flow a lot harder than it should. Due to this, the heart was trying a lot harder to pump from one side which made the muscles get bigger. this caused the heart to grow huge on once side because of the extra effort of the muscles. I also learned how they input mechanical machines into the hearts. One of the hearts had a mechanical valve because of the heart I just described previously. When something stops working, there is a way to fix it. Another heart had a pacer connected to it in order to keeping pumping.

In terms of morality, I didn’t feel immoral thanks to the man that inspires me, Vicente. He smudged the whole group down before we went in. I thought that was really important because some cultures are very strict about cadavers, just like Katie McCray explained. Vicente smudging us down helped me and my conciseness think I’m safe. After we came out, I wanted to laugh. Vicente said he felt the bad energy and quickly smudges us down again. I believe the guy! Everything Vicente does for us is amazing. Even though he does take a while to talk, I don’t care because thats how indigenous people go. Indigenous people have always taken long talks and thats how it should be. I hope that I learn from him one day. Anyways the day was really great and I’m always up for new experiences.

 

No pictures today so here:

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Jason Murgo: My Idol and my legacy

A person who inspires me a lot is Tata Vicente. Everyday I see him walking around just spreading knowledge like its nobodies business! He carries his Nepohualtzinzin around and teachers anybody. My mentor told me that a landscaping guys told him that Vicente gave the landscaping guy’s son a two hour class. Now a days, people won’t give two hours of their time to spread knowledge. Vicente is a person I highly respect for that and I want to be like him. I want to show up with a Nepo and show people my knowledge, just like him. In these past days, he has taught me so much I feel proud. The legacy I want to leave behind is one that will inspire others to learn. Vicente says that the good students are the ones who seek knowledge on their own. I want to inspire people to do that. I want to be the person they seek, just like I seek Vicente for knowledge. I see him a a very important elder because I can ask him anything and he’ll have an answer that will blow my mind! Today I asked him a question about my essay for college. My essay is about existing, what is it to exist how? he said he would have an answer by tomorrow so stay tuned!

 

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Ansel’s back at pitzer

One of the best parts about being back at Pitzer has to be being able to shower. I was a little mad that we didn’t get to go shower as soon as we got back to Pitzer but I am still grateful for being able to wash the dirt 3 day old dirt off my body. When I woke up this morning I was extremely tired but indigenous games woke me right up as it always does. We received a great presentation from Pomona admissions office about the common app and becoming familiar with the different parts of the application. My favorite part about today was when Tata Vicente was telling us a story and about mid way through he stopped an called for the humming birds and about a minute later 3 humming birds appeared, this blew my mind. Then when we sang a Women honoring song I really put my heart into it and prayed for all my sisters, mothers and tias that our struggling. So I really felt that song was necessary.

 

Average Day – Coyotl

Being back was a bit of a relief. My charger and phone were reunited and everything was good again. The next morning was Indigenous games with Hector and John. It was very fun playing the flower game and corroborating with my team. Then was writing a lot of boring stuff. Then we had aztec math with vicente outside. We had sleep time from 2:15 to 5:45 to catch up and rest from Wishtoyo. The talking circle was very interesting and then i am here blogging. Thats pretty much it.

today- aleyah

today was a pretty chill day i no i woke up late but it was all really worth it. My road to recovery from wishtoya wil be so heartbreaking, i miss it already. Today we did more of that kung fu stuff we ben doing and we did like a game today. After we had breakfast then we had some nipple math with veesenthay. Then we had some downtime and i did laundrey then we had dinner. Then we had the talking circle then we came into the computer lab and started going over our introductions that techbot recorded us doing. And now im blogging

Victor: Back to life, Back to reality

Indigenous Games was the best way to start this morning. We finally got to play the Flowers of War game and it was a fun, strategical and challenging game to play. After that, we had breakfast then proceeded to our Common Application class. Today in class, I was able to finish my body paragraphs for my Common App. Then we had Aztec Math, which is a class im always looking forward to go to because im always learning something new and the material taught in the class is interesting. We had dinner then we gathered up with all the men and we talked about death and how different peoples of this land address or feel about it and we also sang the Honoring Women song before being dismissed into Blogging.

Benjamin is back Pitzer!!

Being back at Pitzer is nice but I miss Wishtoyo. We started off the morning with Hector and John, we all played the best game in the world. The game was a good way to start off the morning. I had a good time with Shelva with writing. Aztec math was once again the best activity, Vincente has so much knowledge to teach us and we love to hear his words. I had such a great day back at Pitzer.