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Life Next Semester: Senior Classes

Nov. 7, 2017—In early October, nerds like me get ready to sort through the courses being offered for the spring semester, spending hours and hours analyzing and crafting to create the perfect schedule. The official list of classes for the spring semester is released in early October; student registration takes place the last week of the month to...

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Into the Wild

Nov. 5, 2017—Two weekends ago, I fulfilled the long-awaited bucket list item of going backpacking. Since arriving to Vanderbilt three years ago, I have wanted to take advantage of the wonderful camping and hiking spots that are in the Nashville vicinity. But between Vanderbilt’s vibrant campus life and the seemingly never-ending homework assignments, I never carved out...

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@TransfersofVU

Sep. 23, 2017—Each year, more than 200 new faces enter Vanderbilt’s campus who are not freshmen. They may be sophomores, they may be juniors, or they may have yet to determine the number of semesters needed to fulfill their degree–we are the bold, the brave, the transfer students. I transferred to Vanderbilt three years ago, somewhere in...

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(Belated) First Day Advice

Aug. 27, 2017—As I shuffled into Furman 114, a classroom that was going to become a holding tank for 150 students during the next hour, I was both eager and uncertain. I ruminated over the fact that where I decided to sit in this very moment would set the precedent for not only every other class period...

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Rand Bowls: A Love Letter

Jul. 27, 2017—Oh Rand Bowls, how I have been missing you. If you are not a Vanderbilt student, or have been under a rock the whole last year, you may have never tasted the scrumptious midday treat that is a Rand Bowl. Light and healthy, it is the perfect lunch for a student on the go (or...

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Girl from the North Country

Jun. 28, 2017—A prospective student recently asked me about a personal transition I sometimes forget about–being a Northerner adjusting to college in the South. I am from Ridgefield, Connecticut, a small town that prides itself on its fall foliage, its membership in both New England and the Tri-State area, and the annual Memorial Day Parade down Main...

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Vandy-versary

Apr. 26, 2017—I had a big anniversary that snuck up on me a few weeks ago. No, it was not with a romantic partner — it was with Vanderbilt. On April 13, 2015 (which forever be kept in my mind because it also happens to be my brother’s birthday), I got a warm and personalized acceptance e-mail from...

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Ins and Outs of Transfer Student Orientation

Apr. 10, 2017—This just in — the new Transfer Student Leaders (TSLs) have been selected for the fall semester! This dynamic and dedicated group includes 19 newbies and 7 returners. These students are the primary pioneers to help design and execute Transfer Orientation, as well as guide a group of new transfer students through their first months acclimating to...

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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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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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