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My Experience with Summer Orgo

Aug. 1, 2019—HAPPY AUGUST EVERYONE!!!  I hope you’re all having a great summer! I can’t wait to be back on campus in just a few short weeks; I’ll be helping the freshmen move in on the 17th so I’m flying down on the morning of the 16th. Until then, I’m mostly relaxing and taking a well-needed vacation...

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How I Met My Friends Freshman Year (and how you can meet yours, too!)

Jul. 27, 2019—Before arriving at Vanderbilt, I remember being super stressed about how I’d find ‘my people.’ I already had a roommate lined up, but would we be best friends? What if she was my only friend? Would I even be able to fit in with the stereotypical Vandy student?! Of course, all those concerns flew out...

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10 Things I Learned Freshman Year

May. 31, 2019—Now that I’m home and all my belongings have been unpacked (I know, you’re probably thinking ‘what took you so long to unpack?’ – let me tell you, unpacking is my biggest enemy), I can officially say that my first year of college is complete. Done. Finished. OVER.   That’s quite a scary thought to...

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Dorm Room MVPs

May. 31, 2019—Hi guys!   This was the time of year when I started binge-reading all of the articles about what every student “needs” to bring to college. After a year of living on campus, I have to wonder when the last time the people writing those articles attended college or more specifically lived in a dorm...

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A Year in Review

May. 31, 2019—Hi! I made my decision to attend Vanderbilt a year ago this month. It’s crazy to think about how much has changed in that time frame. This decision really did change my life, which is something I often remember my high school teachers threatening us with. In all honesty, they were trying to make us...

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Winter Come and Gone

May. 31, 2019—Hi Guys,   Happy official Summer! The weather here in Nashville has been rather crazy in the last couple weeks and since admission decisions are always happening I figured I would cover what you should bring to be prepared for next Winter. Now, I remembered thinking that items on other lists I saw seemed unnecessary...

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Credit for Creative Outlets

May. 30, 2019—Hi guys!   I mentioned that I worked at the Office of Immersion Resources this year and seeing as this is a new program and incredibly pertinent information for students that want to attend here I thought it would be a great idea to highlight it. Immersion resources is a program to encourage students to...

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The Ultimate List of Life Hacks for Future First-Years

May. 30, 2019—A quick update on my life right now: After a long and much-needed respite from schoolwork, stress, exams, and papers–pretty much everything, really–I’m BACK on Vanderbilt’s campus to be a counselor at Camp Vandy, which is a summer program for elementary-age kids put on by the Rec. The best part is that I get to...

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Course Highlight: Beginning Nonfiction Workshop

May. 24, 2019—It does not matter where you are from or what you have experienced, you have stories that are worth sharing. Even when you feel like the person next to you is entirely different from you, you can still feel something they have. I learned these two things in ENGL 1240 with Professor Piyali Bhattacharya. The...

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Food? Food!

May. 19, 2019—Everybody here likes food, right? That’s what I thought.  Lucky for you, Vanderbilt has some fantastic dining options, ranging from classic burgers and chicken tendies to Vietnamese phở and protein health bowls. The range of options is only superseded by their deliciousness. But I don’t want to tease you; Here is a small selection of...

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