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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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What I Learned by Almost Sleeping Through a Midterm

Feb. 17, 2019—I woke up at 9:39 AM to the sound of pounding on my door. Class had started at 9:35 and it was the day of our first Country Music midterm. The next six minutes were a blur. In that time, I managed to put on a hoodie, grab my backpack, rush down a few flights...

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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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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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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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Done with the first week of 2nd semester!

Jan. 11, 2019—Now that my schedule for the semester has been finalized, I can share my spring course schedule with you all! Here’s what my week looks like: Physics 1601: Though I took this class last semester, I am retaking it to improve my grade. A nice thing about retaking courses at Vandy is that if it...

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Spring 2019 Class Overview

Jan. 7, 2019—It’s spring semester already! 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. I’m particularly excited for this semester because I’m getting to take classes more specific to my majors now that I’ve mostly completed all of my pre-medical requirements....

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For the Love of Books

Jan. 4, 2019—Is it just me, or has it become much harder to read for fun nowadays? With demands of rigorous schoolwork, extracurricular activity responsibilities, and life getting busier in general, it feels like we need to make more of an effort to practice certain hobbies. This post is in part inspired by a snippet of a...

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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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