How to Save Your Brushes

Over time, paintbrushes succumb to fraying due to paint seeping into the heel of the brush. Reshaping your brushes is an easy process that takes minimal supplies and can save you a lot of money. So stop discarding your mangled brushes and get to cleaning! You will need the following: Start by filling a cup…

“Hard days are the best because that’s when Champions are made.” -Gabby Douglas

Winning. Coded from birth, our instinct motivation compels us to achieve. “Wanting a reward is closely tied with the activity of mesolimbic dopaminergic neurons, particularly within the ventral striatum and ventromedial prefrontal cortex”-Berkman, 2018. Why is this important? When you win, your brain rewards you with dopamine. Using the dopaminergic reward system, your brain then…

Bubblegum’s Tenacious Journey Comes To An End

As Bubblegum makes its first debut into the world of Warhammer, a sense of what only a parent could describe as pride overwhelms my feelings of fear; for this was only the 5th model conceived in the world of competitive painting. After Bubblegum won 1st at the local Games Workshop store, it was time to…

Snails, The Original Meme

By: Cortney Navarchi Commonly found in the blank spaces of the 13th and 14th-century English texts, brave knights yielding their strongest armor, with faces filled with fright, challenge a meager mollusk to battle. Despite the knight’s fiercest armor, the simple snail dominates the match and reigns victorious over the knight. Cowering, the knight prays to…

WELCOME

Salut, Bonsoir! For those who’ve decided: Sleep is not for me Coffee is my preferred reinforcer Everyone has the potential to be a science experiment And you’re still trying to climb Maslow’s hierarchy of needs Welcome, fellow Psychology majors and enthusiasts! I am currently working as a Behavioral Interventionist and a Clinical Assistant while obtaining…

First You Have to Crawl

With practice and dedication, great achievements can be made. Being new to miniature painting, I had to learn to crawl before I could walk. I fell in love with the art from the moment I played my first Dungeons & Dragons game and immediately found a way to use my prior knowledge of acrylic painting…

The Importance of Cultural Competency Within the Classroom

Cortney L. Navarchi Psychology of Achievement, Northern Arizona University Cultural proficiency requires more than becoming culturally aware or practicing tolerance. It is the ability to identify and challenge one’s cultural assumptions, values and beliefs and commit to communicating at the cultural interface (SNAICC). Cultural competency among teachers is crucial to creating a rapport, understanding student…