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Play Bridge and Be a Bridge: Yuchen Xu

Dec. 12, 2018—In the Thanksgiving Break, I interviewed Yuchen Xu, the president of Vanderbilt University Bridge Club. Hope the following questions and answers will provide insights into college life, Vanderbilt experience, and more! Part I. “I am” Year: Sophomore Hometown: Beijing, China Majors: Neuroscience and Computer Science Extracurriculars: Bridge Club, Undergraduate Honor Council, InterAxon Places You Have Traveled to...

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A quick breather

Dec. 10, 2018—Now that my two hardest finals – biochem and physics – are over, I can take things a bit easier. Though finals week is, by definition, not the most stress-free time of the year, it does not have to be as grueling as some people make it seem. A friend of mine, who is an electrical...

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A Finals Week Survival Guide

Dec. 7, 2018—It is finally that time of year. The week of the semester that students dread more than any other. Finals week. All of the effort and studying that has been put into the semester culminates in this final week, where we will be pushed to be the best students we can be. As I sit...

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What It Means to Anchor Down

Nov. 19, 2018—College, much like life, is overwhelming. So much gets thrown at you in the first few months! You have to drag yourself to meals, meet and live with hundreds of new strangers, and figure out how to pass Gen Chem  – all without your parents. It’s so easy to get thrown off balance and feel...

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The Secret to Academic Success at Vanderbilt

Nov. 10, 2018—When I was visiting colleges, one piece of advice that I was always given was to go to office hours whenever I could, which is why I was flabbergasted when I walked into office hours for my 200+ person lecture and saw no other students. I had a free one-on-one tutoring session with a renowned...

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A Day in the Life

Nov. 9, 2018—As fall semester continues on, I wanted to update you all on my life as of late. And what better way to do that than to walk you through a day in my life. So, without further ado, here’s how I spent my Monday this week!   I wake up in the morning around 7:30,...

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Life as a First Generation College Student

Oct. 14, 2018—Hey everyone! My name is Toby, and I’m a first generation sophomore student here at Vandy. I am in Peabody College, studying child development and Psychology. Outside of class, I work as an undergraduate research assistant in the Little Learner’s Lab, am secretary of our first-year Honor Societies (Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma),...

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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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Class Overview: Fall 2018

Sep. 13, 2018—Hello junior year! While there are so many cool courses at Vanderbilt that I have yet to take, there are only so many I can enroll in a semester that meet graduation requirements for my major, and I’m somehow already halfway through my undergraduate career, which is a little bit terrifying. However, I’m really excited...

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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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