Jul. 31, 2012—Dearest soon-to-be first-years, Less than a month ‘til you start loving life at Vandy! I realize that you are completely psyched to be coming to school. In fact, this is probably the first time since kindergarten that you’ve been this excited to enter an academic institution. Well, I’m here to tell you that you are so so right to be thrilled!
Jul. 31, 2012—Hello again from Lima! This weekend was my last in Peru, as I return home this Friday night. This weekend, we celebrated Peruvian independence day and a small group of us volunteers decided to travel down to the Peruvian desert oasis called Huacachina.
Jul. 30, 2012—Numerous families make beach trips during the summer. My family is not one of them. We are definitely a family that prefers the mountain scene over the beach. Cold over hot. Foliage over sand. However, with the desire to do something as a family before I head to Nashville and my sister begins her Master’s...
Jul. 27, 2012—Hello again, summer readers! One of my very last posts on the blog was about my experience running the Rock & Roll Marathon (I ran the half) at the end of spring semester. Coming to you now from Knoxville, TN, I bring you the next of my silly sports adventures – my first triathlon!
Jul. 26, 2012—For all you incoming freshmen out there, if you haven’t started already…it may be time to start thinking about what on earth you are bringing with you to Vandy! Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect to have waiting for you at Vanderbilt and what you might need to scout out to purchase.
Jul. 26, 2012—Yet another list post awaits you! You've gotten a glimpse of fellow blogger Ashlin Philip's readings this summer, so I figured I'd share with you some what I've been reading this summer. Although I am an English major and self-professed bibliophile, I promise this list is not loaded with any dense classics. In fact, I think you'll find it quite enjoyable and filled with fun summer reads--many of the books were recommended by another fellow blogger, Caitlyn.
Jul. 25, 2012—The Shining by Stephen King. AH. Stephen King certainly doesn’t disappoint if you’re looking for a book that draws you in with a whirlwind of emotions. The book covers the experiences of a family of three as they take care of a hotel way up in the mountains during its off season. Why the book review,...
Jul. 24, 2012—This weekend, I took a short trip to Chicago. And I mean short; we left Friday afternoon and were home by Sunday night. Nevertheless, I got to visit my family, go to a unique Chicago hot spot, and eat at my favorite restaurants. Here is a recap of my trip.
Jul. 24, 2012—Yesterday evening, some of my friends and I went to the Belcourt Theatre in Hillsboro Village, right next to Vanderbilt, to attend a FREE screening of Big Easy Express, a documentary about a train tour by Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes (who played at Rites of Spring two years ago), and...