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A Day in the Life

Sep. 22, 2019—I’ve written a few times about what a typical day in my life looks like, so I thought I’d give an updated version of a day in my life now that I’m in my senior year. Each day looks a little different, so I’ll try to paint a picture of what life is like these...

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Fairs at Vanderbilt

Sep. 22, 2019—In the Japanese history course I am taking this semester, we went over carnivals at Edo—ancient Tokyo—which featured numerous shows (misemono). The discussion of carnivals reminded me to take a look at fairs closer to me with respect to time and space. Vanderbilt has a vibrant culture of fairs which inform and entertain. Here is...

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What Is New in My Vanderbilt Life

Sep. 20, 2019—Happy Fall 2019 everyone! My summer break was rejuvenating. I watched TV dramas and movies in a wide range of topics from all over the world. I believe doing so is relaxing and beneficial to my writing. Besides, I read books relevant to Asian Studies, spent wonderful time with family and friends, and visited multiple...

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Class Overview: Fall 2019

Sep. 15, 2019—Time here at Vandy is flying by, so I’m making yet another semesterly post on the classes I have the opportunity to take here (as a senior now!). I’m particularly excited for this semester because I’m getting to take classes more specific to my majors and electives for fun now that I’ve completed all of...

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What my Sophomore year classes look like

Sep. 4, 2019—It’s a new year I’m very excited about what my classes this semester have in store for me. I will be taking the following classes: SOC 1020: Contemporary Social Issues (Health and Society) I was pretty excited to take this class and so far, I’m having a great time. This is a Sociology class that...

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Senior Year Begins

Sep. 2, 2019—Hi! Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their summer vacations. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably feeling like summer was way too short. I swear it feels like we never left! But anyway, we’re here, we’re back, and we are full swing back into classes. I don’t know about you guys, but all of...

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Fall Semester Senior Year Schedule

Sep. 1, 2019—Happy September everyone! Can’t believe August is already over, but I can’t wait for the weather to cool down and for the leaves to change color for the fall! In other news, I can’t believe that I’m a senior…Time seems to fly by faster with every year and I’m honestly a little sad that this...

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Welcoming the Class of 2023

Sep. 1, 2019—If you know me in the slightest, you know that I spend a great deal of my time at Vanderbilt thinking about the first-year experience and how to improve it. That is why I’m involved with VUcept, our first-year mentorship program on campus. Every year, VUceptors help new students orient themselves to campus when they...

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Ashli Takes on Senior Year

Aug. 29, 2019—Honestly, I cannot believe that I have just started my senior year at Vanderbilt. Time has truly flown by between my classes, clubs, and various social events. I am thankful to be beginning my seventh semester and making it this far, but at the same time, I am sad to be saying goodbye to Vanderbilt...

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Senior Schedule Semester 1!

Aug. 28, 2019—Now that I’ve been to all of my classes at least once, my schedule is finalized. Keep reading to see what my class schedule looks like as a 1st-semester senior! I must say, this is my most academically relaxed semester since coming to college because I had to front-load many of my rigorous courses. 12...

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