33 reasons why you will love GeneSoc more as it turns 33 today

Words by Joana Cruz (Cyclosome) 

1. It opened our eyes to the marvelous world of Sports Genetics. 

For Genetics Week 2016, GeneSoc highlighted the current advances of Genetics in the field of sports.

2. And invited Prof. Hercules Callanta of UPD’s College of Human Kinetics.

to discuss gene doping, the makings of a champion athlete, and the genetics of athletic performance

3. As well as high school students from Christian School International in Los Baños.

Video: facebook.com/GeneSoc1983/videos/10153873615691816/
to further emphasize that athleticism may be traced down to the interaction and expression of our genes, aside from the fact that it may be influenced by our discipline to hit the gym

4. GeneSoc members also read story books for the children of HOPE Intervention Center in Calamba, Laguna.

5. And helped the kids to paint on tote bags as part of the HOPE Intervention: One Gene, One Child program.

6. IQlympics 2016 was again jam-packed.

7. And only heard either “ughhh, bakit?" or "YES!!!” after each correct answer was flashed.
IQlympics is dubbed as the most brain-draining general info quiz contest in UPLB.

8. But nothing can be harder than the 7th National Intercollegiate Genetics Quiz Contest.

9. Where some thought it would be a high scoring quiz contest...  

10. But the predictions faded and faded as questions got harder (harder!!!).

11. As requested, Prof. Jae Rodriguez and Dr. Merlyn Mendioro sang to relieve the tension in the crowd.

12.The activity ended seeing these faces from the participants.

13. And all the stress and fatigue seemed to be masked by smiles and delight.

14. But the activities didn’t end with Genetics Week and NIGQC.

15. GeneSoc continued conducting free BIO 30 tutorials in partnership with the UPLB Learning Resource Center.

16.  Where all BIO 30 students got to participate during lecture.

17. Or ask when the questions seemed to be out of hand.

18. And leave quite ready and relaxed for their "most-awaited" BIO 30 lecture exam.

19. GeneSoc also hosted PalaCASan 2016.

20.  And made the audience feel the “gravity” of BuCASan 2016.

21. And turned WaCASan to WASACAN real quick.

22. But amidst all such activities, who would have forgotten the #K4Health Community Youth Training Program conducted by GeneSoc this semester in Nampicuan, Nueva Ecija...

23. That qualified and was announced as one of the four finalists for this year's Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards under its Health Nutrition and Well-being category.

24. And was the reason of this.

25. As Genesoc turns 33, you will not only notice students-at-work...

26. But also see members who find happiness and fulfillment with what they're doing.

27. And GeneSoc will always be glad to welcome with open arms everyone who wants to be part of its family.


28. To create more of these memories. #sestra #icecreamsoc #gabnation #squad 


29. To continue cheering on everyone's achievements and dreams.

30. To never be tired influencing one’s outlook about the society.

31. And to continuously spread the knowledge on the science of Genetics.

32. Because it is never the years that matter.

33. It is the things we feel, the memories we create, and the changes we make together.

Happy 33rd anniversary, brods and sisses! #G3N3SOC

Joana Marie Cruz is a junior BS Biology major in Cell and Molecular Biology student in UPLB. She intends to pursue medical school upon graduation. Aside from writing for Genews, she also blogs and writes short stories and poems. She is currently an Education Committee member of The UPLB Genetics Society.
You may contact her through jccruz10@up.edu.ph and visit her blog at rebelbeattt.tumblr.com.

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