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The End of Freshman Year: Finals, NFL Draft, and Fun

May. 1, 2019—Happy May! I know that today is college decision day so congratulations to everyone who will be attending college this fall, and welcome to all of the Vanderbilt Class of ’23 freshmen! I am currently writing from home because freshman year is over for me! I got lucky with my finals schedule and only had...

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Moving Out!

Apr. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt offers students two weeks at the end of the second semester to take final exams and move out. This allows for flexibility in move out times so you do not have to stress about finals and moving out at the same time. Also, moving out is much less stressful because everyone is moving out...

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Surviving Finals – Reserving Library Rooms

Apr. 30, 2019—Finals season is here, which means that the library and every study spot will be a lot more crowded than usual. One of my favorite parts of going to a small school is that you can always find a place to study, even during the most popular times of the year. One of the best...

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Free Food & Finals

Apr. 18, 2019—With all of the stress of finals approaching, it is easy to get overwhelmed with everything happening. However, Vanderbilt does a great job of keeping students encouraged and motivated during this time of year! Here are a couple of the destress events that Vanderbilt is offering during this finals season! Stress Less Spring Fest This...

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A Musical Weekend

Apr. 15, 2019—Over the weekend I had the chance to attend many musical events including the Nashville Orchestra’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, Vanderbilt Commodore Orchestra’s Spring Concert, and the Rites of Spring concert. I did have some work but most of the intense studying will start later this week as we prepare for finals. Coming to...

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How I Prepped for the MCAT as a Vanderbilt Student

Apr. 8, 2019—Being a college student means that life can often seem hectic. Between classes, extracurricular commitments, and friends, these four years take balance and a whole lot of time management. As a junior, one other thing was added to my already-busy load at Vanderbilt: studying for the MCAT. So, I thought I’d share what that process...

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How Much Homework Do You Really Have at Vandy?

Apr. 2, 2019—Many of my friends at other schools often ask me, “wow you go to Vanderbilt? Are you like always studying?” and I can genuinely tell you my answer is no! Vanderbilt has amazing classes that are often challenging but professors are much more understanding, kind, and invested in students’ learning that many people outside of...

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3 Exams, 1 Week.

Apr. 1, 2019—Reflecting on Sunday: At the beginning of the semester, I collected all of my syllabi from my classes and made a stacked chart with the dates of exams, papers, and quizzes. I found that there would be a few weeks where I had several important assignments back to back. To prepare, I have begun reading...

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As Finals Season Approaches…

Mar. 26, 2019—It’s 8:50 am. You’re shoving your books into your book bag while thinking of the GenChem test you have next week and the 2000-word essay due in three days that you still need to write. As you leave your room, you remember that your student org has a mandatory meeting tonight and you groan at...

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Summer 2019 Plans

Mar. 25, 2019—If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I post updates each year on how I’m planning to spend my summer break. This year is a bit different. I still have some plans, but after three years of hard work, my main plan for the summer is to REST. With the...

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