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Introducing FirstVU

Oct. 1, 2018—Are you a first generation college student? Being a first generation college student encompasses many things, it does not necessarily follow a strict definition. This umbrella term can apply to you in many ways like these: being the first in your family to attend any college (like Anarius) being the first in your family to...

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Back to Black {and Gold}

Aug. 27, 2018—Though I moved in a week ago, and classes started just last Wednesday, it feels like I’ve been at Vandy for a much longer time, while also not realizing how fast it all goes by. At the same time it feels like I’m still at the beginning, but I also feel much more experienced since...

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2 More Weeks!

Aug. 5, 2018—It is August 5th, meaning there are 2 weeks left until move-in (for junior year – wait what? already? dang)! This summer went by kinda fast, but I’ve enjoyed the break from the busy-ness of campus life. Last night, after a grueling total of 28 hours of travel from seeing family in Turkey I am...

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The Power of a Name

Jun. 26, 2018—I won’t lie, there have been days when I’ve waken up and wondered why I decided to go to Vanderbilt. Why did I pick such an academically challenging school? Am I in the right place? Why is pre med so difficult? Why can I not get A’s as easily as I did in high school?...

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Summer Update

May. 29, 2018—It has been nearly a month since finals ended, and I barely know what day it is, which means summer is officially in session. What, you ask, does a Vanderbilt student do over the summer? Many things! Some common activities include, but are not limited to, the following: Internships (paid or unpaid) Research Jobs Study...

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Embodying Diversity: Aditi Thakur

Apr. 18, 2018—Year: Senior Hometown: New Delhi, India Major: Economics I first got to know Aditi through her posts on Inside Dores, and now I have had the privilege of getting to work with her and learn from her experience as a seasoned blogger! She has such great things lying ahead of her after graduation, although we...

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Embodying Diversity: Lackhoney

Mar. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt student by day and rapper/producer by night, Aly Lakhani, better known by his alias LACKHONEY, recently hit 80 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify! He is yet another embodiment of how diverse this campus is, and an example of how hard work and perseverance really do pay off. Talking with him made me see how...

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Embodying Diversity: Rachel Miles

Mar. 11, 2018—One of the most hardworking people I know, Rachel is the definition of determination and represents the interdisciplinary character of Vanderbilt. Not only is Rachel a musician, she is also a scientist. I’m so glad that despite her busy schedule she was able and willing to tell me about her story, which manifests in her...

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Embodying Diversity: Sam Dobbs

Mar. 4, 2018—Far from being a typical football jock, Sam’s persona on and off the field exudes the type of authenticity that draws people to him. Not only is he passionate about his sport, but also about music and film, all of which he can pursue here at Vanderbilt. Here are some highlights of my conversation with...

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Embodying Diversity: Fiona Bultonsheen

Feb. 23, 2018—Embodying Diversity: Fiona With eyes that shine as bright as her kind-hearted soul, Fiona is a dear friend I am so glad to have. From figuring out how to do laundry on Commons last year to going to work out classes together, we have become great pals for the past year and a half. She...

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