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A Versatile Engineer: Yufei Yan

Feb. 14, 2019—As a student of College of Arts and Science, I was curious about student experience in School of Engineering. Therefore, I interviewed my friend Yufei, who would spend the spring semester interning at Facebook. Part I. “I am” Name: Yufei Yan Year: 2020 Hometown: Nanjing, China Majors: Computer Science, Mathematics Extracurriculars: Lunar New Year Festival...

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The A-Z’s of Vanderbilt Part I

Feb. 9, 2019—Are you interested in taking a sneak peek of Vanderbilt? Here is part one of my glossary, A to F, about areas of study, buildings, student organizations, campus events, and beyond! Asian Studies Let’s begin the tour with my major. The Department of Asian Studies is located in Buttrick Hall. As an interdisciplinary program, Asian...

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The Truth About the All Nighter

Feb. 9, 2019—It’s no secret that in college there will be plenty of late nights spent writing papers, finishing problem sets, or studying for a big exam. Sometimes, it’s easy to get lost in the chaos and the stress, and before you know it, it’s 6:30 in the morning and you have to be up soon to...

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How I Spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Feb. 4, 2019—Monday, January 21st, classes were cancelled to recognize the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nashville and surrounding colleges hosted several events throughout the city. Vanderbilt kicked off MLK weekend with a variety of events such as teach-ins, gatherings, a trivia night, a march, tours, and several speakers. Students had the opportunity...

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Thoughts on First Semester (And What Changed)

Feb. 2, 2019—I didn’t think a lot would change in terms of my academic aspirations during my first semester of college. I was a stubborn incoming freshman. In retrospect, that was a dumb mindset. Because a lot did change. I had walked into Vanderbilt as a pre-med student planning to major in anthropology, a subject I’d known...

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Blair Life: ft. orchestra

Jan. 31, 2019—A big part of the music major life is participating in one of Blair’s large ensembles, orchestra and wind symphony. As a cello performance major, I am required to play in orchestra every semester and it has been such a wonderful experience to perform masterpieces written by the greatest composers of all time. Tonight, the...

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Shadowing 101

Jan. 28, 2019—A big part of being a pre-med student is seeking out opportunities to learn about the field outside of the classroom. One of the best ways to do this is through shadowing physicians. Shadowing entails following a physician around over the course of a regular work day, and seeing what their career looks like up...

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My new favorite study spot

Jan. 28, 2019—Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce y’all to my favorite studying place on campus: The Periodical Room! This spacious and well-lit room is on the 6th floor of Central Library, right at the heart of campus. It is always quiet, has windows, tables, comfy seats, and just enough people in it that it doesn’t feel...

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Updates on My Research Project

Jan. 21, 2019—If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that a major component of my Vanderbilt experience has been undergraduate research in a neuroscience laboratory. I am one of several undergraduates that do research in my lab, and it has been a really cool experience throughout the last couple of years....

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Uncertainty in College

Jan. 21, 2019—I came to college pretty sure that I wanted to be an engineer. Math and physics were always my strong suits, and along with my logical thinking style – as well as the rest of the people in my life saying how great of a career it would be for me – it just seemed...

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