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Life as a First Generation College Student

Oct. 14, 2018—Hey everyone! My name is Toby, and I’m a first generation sophomore student here at Vandy. I am in Peabody College, studying child development and Psychology. Outside of class, I work as an undergraduate research assistant in the Little Learner’s Lab, am secretary of our first-year Honor Societies (Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma),...

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Introducing FirstVU

Oct. 1, 2018—Are you a first generation college student? Being a first generation college student encompasses many things, it does not necessarily follow a strict definition. This umbrella term can apply to you in many ways like these: being the first in your family to attend any college (like Anarius) being the first in your family to...

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Back to Black {and Gold}

Aug. 27, 2018—Though I moved in a week ago, and classes started just last Wednesday, it feels like I’ve been at Vandy for a much longer time, while also not realizing how fast it all goes by. At the same time it feels like I’m still at the beginning, but I also feel much more experienced since...

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Maymester 2018 Stop 1: Geneva

Jun. 12, 2018—Hello and happy summer, Inside ‘Dores readers! While spring semester at Vanderbilt ended in early May, many students took part in Maymester courses throughout the month of May to explore subjects of interest with Vanderbilt professors either on or off campus, often travelling abroad. A Maymester course is like most courses you can take during...

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Myths about Vanderbilt

Apr. 10, 2018—First off, congratulations to the incoming Class of 2022 on recently being accepted to Vanderbilt! At this point, you are probably trying to make your final decision on where to attend college. So, to help make your decision a little easier, I have written this post debunking various myths about Vanderbilt that my own classmates...

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Embodying Diversity: Lackhoney

Mar. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt student by day and rapper/producer by night, Aly Lakhani, better known by his alias LACKHONEY, recently hit 80 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify! He is yet another embodiment of how diverse this campus is, and an example of how hard work and perseverance really do pay off. Talking with him made me see how...

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Embodying Diversity: Rachel Miles

Mar. 11, 2018—One of the most hardworking people I know, Rachel is the definition of determination and represents the interdisciplinary character of Vanderbilt. Not only is Rachel a musician, she is also a scientist. I’m so glad that despite her busy schedule she was able and willing to tell me about her story, which manifests in her...

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My MOSAIC Weekends

Mar. 9, 2018—I cannot believe that it is March again, which means that MOSAIC weekend is right around the corner! MOSAIC is a multicultural student recruitment program which invites about 200 admitted students from various minority backgrounds and rural areas to visit campus during one weekend in March. This weekend definitely had an immense impact on my...

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Embodying Diversity: Sam Dobbs

Mar. 4, 2018—Far from being a typical football jock, Sam’s persona on and off the field exudes the type of authenticity that draws people to him. Not only is he passionate about his sport, but also about music and film, all of which he can pursue here at Vanderbilt. Here are some highlights of my conversation with...

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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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