True Ruth Smith receives congratulations from Angela Knartzer, wife of judge Kevin Knartzer, for being crowned Ms. Wheelchair Indiana at the Basile Opera Center, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Alex Farris
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2014.04.05
If you looked at this blog recently, you might think I've done nary a thing related to photos in the past month. That's not true, of course, but non-photo things (namely, pre-med classes) make the consistent updates a little more difficult. When you're thinking of elimination reactions and chirality of molecules and electromagnetism and organ systems and Le Chatelier's principle in a successful attempt (so far!) to get A's, keeping up a blog becomes a secondary priority.

But have no fear: an update is here! This update includes some spring break activities, as well as some work for The Star. Enjoy, and I hope to see you again before May 5!

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Katherine Shelton (Caroline) debates with Eli Curry (Anthony) over Walt Whitman\'s \ Katherine Shelton (Caroline) debates with Eli Curry (Anthony) over Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" during playwright Lauren Gunderson's "I and You" at the Phoenix Theatre, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Alex Farris
Katherine Shelton (Caroline) and Eli Curry (Anthony) read Walt Whitman\'s \ Katherine Shelton (Caroline) and Eli Curry (Anthony) read Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" during playwright Lauren Gunderson's "I and You" at the Phoenix Theatre, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Alex Farris
Eli Curry (Anthony) smiles during playwright Lauren Gunderson\'s \ Eli Curry (Anthony) smiles during playwright Lauren Gunderson's "I and You" at the Phoenix Theatre, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Alex Farris
Katherine Shelton (Caroline) records a speech for class in front of a cat poster in her bedroom during playwright Lauren Gunderson\'s \ Katherine Shelton (Caroline) records a speech for class in front of a cat poster in her bedroom during playwright Lauren Gunderson's "I and You" at the Phoenix Theatre, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Alex Farris
I\'ve been working in the zebrafish lab at IUPUI under Dr. James Marrs for at least five months now, so discovery of my usefulness as a photo guy was bound to happen eventually. It did, before spring break, and so I took portraits of everyone in the lab. This is the group photo we took at the end (not everyone is in it). I\'m the goofball with window-light reflection in his glasses. I've been working in the zebrafish lab at IUPUI under Dr. James Marrs for at least five months now, so discovery of my usefulness as a photo guy was bound to happen eventually. It did, before spring break, and so I took portraits of everyone in the lab. This is the group photo we took at the end of the day (not everyone is in it). I'm the goofball with window light shining all over his glasses. Alex Farris
My first stop on spring break was my brother\'s place in St. Louis. He\'s in law school there, and he dragged me to an alumni event for his alma mater, Wabash College. They grow good people there (yes, I\'m biased), and they treat people to a good show of a few songs from their glee club. My first stop on spring break was my brother's place in St. Louis. He's in law school there, and he dragged me to an alumni event for his alma mater, Wabash College. They grow good people there (yes, I'm biased), and they treat people to a good show of a few songs from their glee club. Alex Farris
After the weekend in St. Louis (and spending Sunday night watching Cosmos!), I drove to Bloomington for two days of filming. Leslie, a theatre friend from IU, wanted to make a short film to show off her acting and directing chops, so out of a desire for fun, support of a friend, and a new experience, I recorded the audio. Most of filming involved me holding a boom mic, but I snuck in some production photos. After the weekend in St. Louis (and spending Sunday night watching Cosmos!), I drove to Bloomington for two days of filming. Leslie, a theatre friend from IU, wanted to make a short film to show off her acting and directing chops, so out of a desire for fun, support of a friend, and a new experience, I recorded the audio. Most of filming involved me holding a boom mic, but I snuck in some production photos. Alex Farris
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I spent one healthy day and one sick day at home in Indianapolis before the final leg of my spring break fun: Chicago! Friends from Madrid study abroad got together, and we took a walk through the Lincoln Park Zoo. We saw a bully of a cow... I spent one healthy day and one sick day at home in Indianapolis before the final leg of my spring break fun: Chicago! Friends from Madrid study abroad got together, and we took a walk through the Lincoln Park Zoo. We saw a bully of a cow... Alex Farris
...and the small crocodilian Caiman sclerops. ...and the small crocodilian Caiman sclerops. Alex Farris
I spent Saturday night in my friend\'s apartment, which affords a great southward view of Chicago. The late-afternoon view was quite grand... I spent Saturday night in my friend's apartment, which affords a great southward view of Chicago. The late-afternoon view was quite grand... Alex Farris
...but it guaranteed me an expansive view of something I don\'t want to see on the morning of March 23: snow. (Most of it melted quickly.) After a surprise visit to a good friend and dinner with my sister in between Chicago and South Bend, I headed home for a return to books, formulae, and furious note-taking. ...but it guaranteed me an expansive view of something I don't want to see on the morning of March 23: snow. (Most of it melted quickly.) After a surprise visit to a good friend and dinner with my sister in between Chicago and South Bend, I headed home for a return to books, formulae, and furious note-taking. Alex Farris
Jazzmin Wesley Brown (left) gives her platform presentation as Jasmine Schlick and Ruth Smith listen during the Ms. Wheelchair Indiana gala at the Basile Opera Center, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Jazzmin Wesley Brown (left) gives her platform presentation as Jasmine Schlick and Ruth Smith listen during the Ms. Wheelchair Indiana gala at the Basile Opera Center, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Alex Farris
Ms. Wheelchair Indiana state coordinator Connie Murello-Todd crowns Ruth Smith as 2014 Ms. Wheelchair Indiana at the Basile Opera Center, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Contestant Jasmine Schlick was named the runner-up. Ms. Wheelchair Indiana state coordinator Connie Murello-Todd crowns Ruth Smith as 2014 Ms. Wheelchair Indiana at the Basile Opera Center, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Contestant Jasmine Schlick was named the runner-up. Alex Farris
Ruth Smith receives congratulations from Angela Knartzer, wife of judge Kevin Knartzer, for being crowned Ms. Wheelchair Indiana at the Basile Opera Center, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Ruth Smith receives congratulations from Angela Knartzer, wife of judge Kevin Knartzer, for being crowned Ms. Wheelchair Indiana at the Basile Opera Center, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Alex Farris
For those of you interested in organic chemistry, this depicts a second-order elimination reaction between 1-bromo-2-methylcyclohexane and sodium ethoxide. For those of you not interested or unable to comprehend, you\'re missing out. To people willing to do the work of figuring out how molecules go together and break apart, organic chemistry is fascinating. For those of you interested in organic chemistry, this depicts a second-order elimination reaction between 1-bromo-2-methylcyclohexane and sodium ethoxide. For those of you not interested or unable to comprehend, you're missing out. To people willing to do the work of figuring out how molecules go together and break apart, organic chemistry is fascinating. Alex Farris

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