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[Madrigal] - First Blood

In the lectures we viewed this week I was intrigued about Kathy High’s Vampire Study Group. Not because of the emergence of the vampire culture, but of the mystic property that our blood holds. From general knowledge, we know that our blood is powerful. It is a property that gives us life and that a pint of blood can save 3 lives when we donate it to the Red Cross. There is also a saying that blood is thicker than water and have learned through history that some families have tried to keep their blood “pure” through inbreeding.

[Madrigal] - Cows Are a Man’s Best Friend (+Strange Culture)


I am apologetic to any vegetarians and vegans, but I enjoy eating meat, specifically steak. I do not get to eat steak that often, but when I do, I try and savor the experience as much as I can. In high school, I remember my English class read an excerpt from “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair, which described the process of how meat was packaged. After reading it, I was sick to my stomach the entire day, not being able to eat a thing the entire day, let alone meat. However, the next day I was perfectly fine, back to my meat eating ways.

[Madrigal] - A Culture Divided

My name is John Madrigal. I am a senior majoring in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (MIMG). It’s unclear what I’ll be doing after graduation, but I am optimistic that my future to become a doctor will not be impeded. Growing up I always had a knack for the culture of science. It began by having a good understanding of mathematics and later found its way to biology, chemistry, and physics. I did dabble in the art field by learning the trumpet, but later grew out of it as high school went along.

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