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A Peek Into The Commons Experience

Apr. 9, 2018—The most important part of your college experience isn’t getting all A’s on all of your assignments or getting involved in every single club your school has to offer, but is finding your home and feeling comfortable on your campus. Vanderbilt strives to make this process as easy as possible for first-year students, as the...

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Fake it, Sometimes: Authentic Friendships (The 8th Thing I learned Sophomore Year)

Dec. 18, 2017—Real friendships are based on sacrifice, a lot of times when you don't feel like it, and I am so glad to have found those at Vanderbilt!

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7 Days of Blogging: All About VUcept and Visions

Nov. 19, 2017—Now that I’ve talked about my classes this semester, I thought I’d share with you all about one of the most meaningful experiences I’ve had the chance to have since coming to Vanderbilt: being a VUceptor! For those of you who are unaware, VUceptors are peer mentors who lead Vanderbilt’s orientation program called Vanderbilt Visions,...

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Vandy Meals: A Day in the Life

Aug. 29, 2017—As a junior, a lot has changed since freshman year regarding my meal plan. This year, I decided to go on the 14 meals a week plan, while sophomore year I had 19 meals a week, and freshman year I had 21 meals a week. I mainly decided on this change because I’m living in...

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Hindsight is 20/20

Jul. 18, 2017—I cannot believe that I am officially a senior! I still remember moving into West House three years ago, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Now, when I look back at freshman-year Aditi, I wish I could have known a few things before beginning my college journey. Of course, hindsight is 20/20, but here’s some advice from a...

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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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Christian Communities: Coming Soon!

Jun. 23, 2017—A brief, brief summary about the Christian communities and a promise. <3

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Literally Everything about Academics (Or, How to Succeed at General Chemistry)

May. 29, 2017—Being real about grades, those people with the detailed excel spreadsheets, The Upperclassmen, and of course, General Chemistry. What would be a post without it?

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What my Freshman Year Roommate Taught Me

May. 18, 2017—Honestly, I was extremely anxious about my first roommate, especially since I met her through Facebook. We only messaged each other a few times over the summer to coordinate things for the room. I wondered if she would like me or if we would get along. But after my freshman year, I could not have...

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There’s No Place Like Home

Mar. 16, 2017—It is that time of year again for returning Vanderbilt students – the time where everything falls into place or everything seems to cause a lot of stress – housing selection! While it lies somewhere between an exciting and a daunting process, choosing the right type of housing, as well as the best roommates for...

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