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Service during Spring Break

Mar. 12, 2019—  I spent my break in Bloomington, Indiana on a service trip with a group of twelve amazing people. Vanderbilt Alternative Spring Break (ASB) organizes service trips across the United States for over 300 students. My site, Happy Together, dealt with food insecurity in Bloomington. We got to work at Pantry 279, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Monroe...

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Service at Vanderbilt and Beyond

Feb. 4, 2019—Being at a school like Vanderbilt comes with a lot of privilege: I am able to study things I am interested in and have rich experiences thanks to the environment that my school provides. Something that has become increasingly important to me throughout my time at Vanderbilt is giving back to others in the way...

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Spring Break 2019 Plans

Jan. 14, 2019—Though this semester has just begun, one thing that is on my radar already is spring break. While there are a couple months between me and break, it is definitely something I’m already looking forward to, as I am a site leader for Vanderbilt’s Alternative Spring Break program this year.   What is Alternative Spring...

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Is Vanderbilt the Right Fit?

Jan. 6, 2019—I applied to Vanderbilt as a transfer student because “Why not?”, in addition to seven other universities that had similar characteristics. To be completely honest, it was not somewhere I could see myself attending because it was so far away from home. However, committing to Vanderbilt turned out to be one of the best decisions...

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Embodying Diversity: Fiona Bultonsheen

Feb. 23, 2018—Embodying Diversity: Fiona With eyes that shine as bright as her kind-hearted soul, Fiona is a dear friend I am so glad to have. From figuring out how to do laundry on Commons last year to going to work out classes together, we have become great pals for the past year and a half. She...

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7 Days of Blogging: Alternative Spring Break

Nov. 22, 2017—While next semester is still relatively far away, one of the things I’m most excited about when it comes to sophomore year is spring break! Last year, I went home for spring break, which was a much needed period of relaxation, but this year I wanted to take the plunge and try something new for break....

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Send us yo questions (yo)

Jun. 23, 2017—Email your questions about anything, because we know it all (obviously). :) Even if we don't, we can always find someone who does.

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Student Orgs for Days

Nov. 20, 2016—With so many student orgs at Vanderbilt (like 500 now), it can be hard to choose what to involved yourself in. If you'd like to hear about my experiences with orgs, read more here! Maybe I can help you sort out things!

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Boo at the Zoo!

Nov. 1, 2016—What do to for Halloween weekend? Give out candy, candy, and more candy! An adventure in volunteering at the Nashville Zoo with my ASBoos.

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Reflecting Back on ASB

May. 7, 2015—Less than a week ago, the New York Times published an article about the Pine Ridge Native American Reservation in Kyle, South Dakota. The same reservation where I, coincidentally, spent my spring break on ASB two months ago.

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