Dec. 31, 2012—I am proud to announce my personal favorite member of the Class of 2017- my younger sister, Brittany!! My sister applied to Vanderbilt Early Decision and got in! I am so proud of her and I don't think that I have ever been happier. Here is the crazy story of how she found out that she was accepted.
Dec. 24, 2012—On Saturday, they gave us a pre-tour lecture on tips and tricks for China. You probably already know that the water isn't of the greatest quality there, but thinking past that a bit, salads probably are not the healthiest, in terms of being germ-free, option of foods. BYOTP: Bring your own toilet paper. Cars sometimes drive on the sidewalks. When bargaining, aim for a tenth of the price. They also included a handy list of Chinese words to know, such as numbers and common sayings.
Dec. 20, 2012—Catch-Ups Part 6: wisdom teeth edition. Last Wednesday night, I packed up my things for home, and Thursday morning I set off for the airport to start my journey back to California! (With some trepidation, I might add, since my mom announced to me on Wednesday morning that I had to get my wisdom teeth pulled on Friday. Surprised doesn't even begin to describe how I felt.)
Dec. 19, 2012—Caitlyn's Catch-Ups Part 4: Finals! As Thanksgiving break approached a few weeks ago, I decided it was probably about time to check out my finals schedule and develop a game plan before it was too late. Looking at my finals though, I quickly realized that a hard-core study schedule was not what I needed.
Dec. 18, 2012—Well, let's just dive in, shall we? As I was mentioning in my last post, the Vanderbilt Orchestra is going to be going on tour to China! We've known about this trip since the summer of 2011, so with the approach of our departure in under a week, I am more excited than for the imminent approach of a musical adventure in a land far, far away!
Dec. 18, 2012—Hello one, hello all! It has been a long time since I've posted. Not that I haven't been blogging... it was just a matter of actually publishing my drafts. Ah, well, now that this semester's over and I'm still at Vanderbilt, let me fill you in on a few things and explain why I'm still in warm-weather Nashville.
Dec. 17, 2012—This semester I chose to take an Peabody HOD class called High Poverty Youth. This class focused on the difficulties of living in poverty, and how society could address it. Since it is a Peabody course, there was also an emphasis on teaching these students and making sure that your classroom is accommodating to the...