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March, 2017

A Summer in D.C.

Mar. 30, 2017—Last summer, going into my sophomore year, I interned at the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center in my hometown. I had never really been involved in this type of advocacy, but I wanted to stay home over the summer, and oddly enough ZCenter was right around the corner from my high school, but I had never...

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Dance Marathon: The Big Event 2.0!

Mar. 30, 2017—Last weekend, Dance Marathon finally got to have our Big Event, our biggest fundraiser of the year! Dance Marathon is Vanderbilt’s largest student run philanthropic organization and all of the money the organization raises throughout the year goes directly to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital right here at Vanderbilt! Dance Marathon is one of...

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You should be an HOD major if…

Mar. 30, 2017—Human and Organizational Development, or HOD for short, is the most popular major at Vanderbilt. While it is sometimes difficult to describe to others what this long string of words really mean, I usually call it a mix between business, communication, and psychology. There is a specific Human and Organizational Development Department in Peabody College...

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Differences Between High School and College

Mar. 29, 2017—So you’re starting to think about finally leaving high school and taking on the next chapter of your life. You might be moving across the globe, the country, or the city. You don’t know what to expect, yet you have so many expectations at the same time. Trust me, I’ve been there too. If you’re...

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A Typical Day

Mar. 28, 2017—A question I get asked frequently (and used to wonder a lot myself) by high school students applying to colleges, my parents, and friends back home is “What’s a typical day like at Vandy?” A typical weekday for me in Vandy Land: Wake up around 8 Commons breakfast! Start class around 9 Lunch around noon...

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Spring Break: A Hop Across the Pond

Mar. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt’s academic schedule is a bit unique because our Spring Break falls one week earlier than most other schools, college or otherwise. While many students soaked up the sun in iconic beaches, I took a class trip to England!! I say “class trip” because this trip is actually a requirement for a class: Harry Potter...

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A Coffee Tour of Nashville

Mar. 20, 2017—First of all, hello everybody! I’m Alex, a new writer for Inside ‘Dores, and I can’t wait to share the details — good, bad, and completely embarrassing — of my time here at Vanderbilt with you all. As a college student, one of the most important things in my life is caffeine. I have a...

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There’s No Place Like Home

Mar. 16, 2017—It is that time of year again for returning Vanderbilt students – the time where everything falls into place or everything seems to cause a lot of stress – housing selection! While it lies somewhere between an exciting and a daunting process, choosing the right type of housing, as well as the best roommates for...

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The Truth about Move-In

Mar. 15, 2017—Personally, I remember every moment of Move-In Day. This is not because it was traumatic or because it was underwhelming. I remember every detail simply because I was overwhelmed, terrified, yet excited at the same time. I remember driving into the parking lot and anxiously sitting next to the hot pink flags that represented Crawford...

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MCAT studying… YIKES.

Mar. 14, 2017—Studying for the MCAT is not fun, but there have been some good moments this semester!

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