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A Letter to Freshman Year Me

May. 13, 2018—Dear Freshman Ashli, At this point, you are about to graduate high school and spend your entire summer wondering about all the mysteries of college. Knowing myself, you are also questioning what your life at Vanderbilt will be like for the next four years. As a now rising college junior, I have learned numerous life...

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Food, Food, and More Food

Apr. 18, 2018—Anyone who knows me well, knows that food is truly my first love. I have always loved trying new restaurants, and that has definitely not changed while attending college. So far, I’ve tried at least a dozen different restaurants in Nashville. I have enjoyed so many, but I have somehow managed to narrow it down...

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Myths about Vanderbilt

Apr. 10, 2018—First off, congratulations to the incoming Class of 2022 on recently being accepted to Vanderbilt! At this point, you are probably trying to make your final decision on where to attend college. So, to help make your decision a little easier, I have written this post debunking various myths about Vanderbilt that my own classmates...

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My MOSAIC Weekends

Mar. 9, 2018—I cannot believe that it is March again, which means that MOSAIC weekend is right around the corner! MOSAIC is a multicultural student recruitment program which invites about 200 admitted students from various minority backgrounds and rural areas to visit campus during one weekend in March. This weekend definitely had an immense impact on my...

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Another Update on Me

Mar. 6, 2018—2018 has definitely started off as a very busy but exciting year! This is my first full semester as a Medicine, Health, and Society (MHS) major, which basically means that I had priority in choosing MHS classes this semester. Currently, my concentration for my major is in Global Health, and I can’t wait to see...

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Melanated Takes ICCA

Feb. 24, 2018—So, if you haven’t heard, my a cappella group, Melanated A Cappella, advanced to the quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA)! If you’re unfamiliar with this competition, it’s the same one that’s featured in all of the Pitch Perfect movies! It was such an amazing feeling to see our name on...

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Snow Day Shenanigans

Jan. 22, 2018—Last Friday, Vanderbilt cancelled classes due to weather for only the sixth time since 1873 when the school was founded. Being from Georgia, I did not expect us to get much snow at all even though all of Middle Tennessee cancelled school. However, at about 3pm on that Friday, snow quickly began to fall from...

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My Winter Break

Jan. 6, 2018—Our Winter break is about three weeks long, depending on when you finish your exams. Christmas break is always a great time to relax after a busy semester. I use this time to catch up on sleep, tv shows that I’ve missed, and to indulge in home-cooked meals. Here’s a summary of what I did...

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Free Food and Finals

Dec. 17, 2017—To be completely honest, no one likes taking finals. However, Vanderbilt truly spoils us with an abundance of opportunities for students to get free food during finals week. Here are just a few of numerous free food events that I attended even though there were many, many more! Thursday, Dec. 7– All students who were...

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A Late Thanksgiving Break Post

Dec. 8, 2017—Thanksgiving Break always seems to come at the perfect time in the semester. It is a chance to de-stress for an entire week and to spend time with family and friends. Even though I had to study for an Organic Chemistry test during part of my break, I still had a fantastic time with my...

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