### How to Stay Motivated During the Last Weeks of School

We all know that the spring semester is the worst. You start off strong then spring break comes around and all your motivation to finish the semester flies out the door. Your grades might start to slip, you might want to lay in bed and watch Shameless instead of working on your assignments. BUT DON’T … More How to Stay Motivated During the Last Weeks of School

### EL SUBJUNTIVO (Subjunctive)

By Adriana Bustamante, CAPS Spanish Tutor Spanish verbs have two moods: indicative and subjunctive. The difference between these two moods is that the indicative affirms some type of information that is considered real and the subjunctive does not affirm certain information because it is a wish, a doubt, a conjecture, it has not happened, or … More EL SUBJUNTIVO (Subjunctive)

### UNIT CONVERSIONS

By: Cody Moezzi and Madelyn Lucas Let’s briefly imagine that you’re on an engineering team whose space orbit is 100 km closer to crashing into earth’s atmosphere, endangering lives, and costing NASA 125 million dollars. Except, we aren’t pretending here. This is the true story of a 1999 space orbit failure. As a biochemistry major, … More UNIT CONVERSIONS

### Soul Cycle? How About Cell Cycle!

By: Jessica Green, CAPS Chemistry and Biology Student Manager Say that you’re at your Soul Cycle class and you are working hard. Your muscles begin to burn, you’re damp with sweat, and your heart is pounding. How do all of these events effect the cells in your body? Your muscle fibers stretch and microtear, your … More Soul Cycle? How About Cell Cycle!

### 7 Steps to Graph a Polynomial

by Yaneli Morales, CAPS Math Tutor 1. Find overall degree of function. Example: The overall degree of this function is 5. You get this number by adding all the exponents of the equation. In this case x has an exponent 2, the quantity (x+2) has an exponent of 2 as well, and the quantity (x-4) … More 7 Steps to Graph a Polynomial

### Does Eating Turkey Really Make Us Sleepy?

Why Do We Feel Fatigued After the Thanksgiving Feast? Source: PopSci  There’s an old wives’ tale roaming around that I always hear during Thanksgiving: eating turkey makes us feel sleepy because it contains Tryptophan.  This is largely a false statement, and as Dr. Helmenstine points out, we would feel the lethargy after the Thanksgiving feast even … More Does Eating Turkey Really Make Us Sleepy?

### How to Use LoboTrax

by KC Hodge and Crystal Bustamante, CAPS Student Manager of Training and Student Manager of Resource Representatives Registration for next semester courses are just around the corner! The first thing you need to know about registering for classes here at UNM is how to understand your LoboTrax audit. If you’re new to UNM, just declared … More How to Use LoboTrax

### Decoding Stats 145

By:  Jess Marrello Population (Parameter) Sample (Statistic) Mean μ                        Standard Deviation                        s Name Symbol Sample size n Z-score Z Z star (or critical z) Z* T star t* Degrees of Freedom df Standard … More Decoding Stats 145