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Defining Success

Mar. 20, 2019—This post was inspired by an assignment I had to do for my MHS Medicine and Literature class, in which I had to write an essay based not only on my own view on a topic but include others’ views as well through crowdsourcing. I found my results to be quite enlightening, so I decided...

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A Day in the Life of a Sophomore at Vanderbilt

Mar. 14, 2019—I’m sure if you are in your college search and application process, you have read many “day in the life” articles by now. However, one of the great things about Vanderbilt is that every student really does have a very different average day. I have yet to meet a student who is not involved in...

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Keeping in Touch with Friends Back Home

Mar. 12, 2019—The absolute best part about breaks is being able to go home and spend time with all of my friends that I grew up with. I remember when I first got into Vanderbilt, I was really worried about how I would maintain all of my friendships in Ohio. And yeah, I know we have texting,...

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Four Hidden Study Spots on Campus

Mar. 9, 2019—If you’re like me, it can get boring and tedious to study in the same location all the time. While I love a good Central Library Visit, sometimes, I just need a new spot that’s off the beaten path. These are some of my favorites: The lobby of Buttrick Hall. When you walk into Buttrick...

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Why I Like Branscomb, And You Could Too!

Mar. 9, 2019—Talking to current first-years, I’ve heard mixed opinions about their potential move into Branscomb for sophomore year. Off the bat, I would encourage freshman to consider spending their second year in Branscomb Quad. Branscomb can be a bit confusing, so for those of you who may not be familiar, Branscomb Quadrangle is actually four buildings!...

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Tips to Make the Most Out of Break

Mar. 9, 2019—Spring Break comes at the perfect time in the semester. Right at the end of midterm season, it is a much needed break in the fast-pace of academic life and a great time to reflect on the first half of the semester and plan for the latter half. Every person does different things over breaks,...

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What I’ve Been Up To

Mar. 3, 2019—Happy March Everyone! I’m home for spring break for the week, and it will be nice to relax, spend time with family/friends, and binge on the latest TV shows for a while. That said, I do still have to work on a research paper for my first year writing seminar; luckily, though, I’m writing about a...

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Dealing with Rejection at Vanderbilt

Feb. 17, 2019—  As a prospective student at Vanderbilt (or even someone who’s been here awhile), it can often seem as if everyone here is perfect: amazing grades, leadership roles in many different organizations, and successful in almost everything they do. Some people, myself included, have even come to expect favorable outcomes because we haven’t had to...

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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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Spotlight on Cultural Showcases

Feb. 16, 2019—As a former dancer, one of my favorite aspects of Vanderbilt is the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of cultural dance showcases. There are four annual performances: Harambee is the African cultural showcase (happening today!) presented by the African Student Union. Diwali is a cultural showcase celebrating South Asian traditions presented by the...

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