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LNYF 2020 Reflections~

Feb. 23, 2020—I wrote a post about cultural showcases last year, but this time I’m going to focus on the Lunar New Year Festival (LNYF), a huge cultural showcase put on by the Asian American Student Association (AASA), which happened just yesterday! It’s hands down my favorite Vandy activity because students from various backgrounds, come together to learn...

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A Nashville Concert Experience

Feb. 18, 2020—Your Vanderbilt experience isn’t complete if you didn’t venture downtown Nashville for a concert at least once! With places such as the Ryman, Ascend Amphitheater, the Grand Ole Opry, and the Basement, there are a plethora of amazing concert venues. I thought I would talk about my most recent concert experience which was last Monday! I’ve...

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Best Nashville Experiences

Feb. 10, 2020—While there is no shortage of activities on Vanderbilt’s campus, there is also a hub of culture and recreation to be found in Nashville. In this post, I thought I would share some of my favorite experiences in Nashville for anyone looking to explore the city: Nashville Farmers’ Market- there are so many vendors and...

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Why Vanderbilt: Transfer Students (Part III)

Jan. 31, 2020—Tomorrow, we will embrace the second month of 2020 with the leap day. The deadline of transfer application is getting closer. I hope the following Why Vanderbilt responses will be helpful to transfer applicants. Enjoy. I. A Junior’s Response Hometown: China “This is my second year at Vanderbilt. Before transferring to Vanderbilt, I was looking...

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A {snowy} weekend of dance!

Jan. 29, 2020—This past weekend I went to my first collegiate dance competition as part of Lakshya, a student-run South Asian Fusion dance team here at Vandy! Although we didn’t place in the top 3, it was still a super fun experience and we cannot wait for our next competition coming up in a few weeks. The...

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Why Vanderbilt: Transfer Students (Part II)

Jan. 29, 2020—Happy Chinese New Year! Two more transfer students took their precious time to share their “Why Vanderbilt” answers with us. They discuss academics and campus atmosphere. One touches upon sustainability efforts this academic year. Enjoy! I. A Junior’s Response Majors:Child Studies and Psychology Hometown: Shanghai, China Intended Career: Bilingual teacher “I transferred to Vandy when...

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Vanderbilt Jargons Part I

Jan. 29, 2020—As promised in my first blog of Fall 2019, I have compiled Vanderbilt jargons. They are in different forms: acronyms, names, new words, and so on. They refer to a variety of things at Vanderbilt: places, food, student organizations, and so on. To kick off the jargon-focused blog series, let’s go over three jargons relevant...

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Cooking on the Meal Plan

Jan. 28, 2020—My older sister graduated from culinary school, and so naturally, cooking is in my blood. However, Vanderbilt requires that all students who live on-campus purchase a meal plan. In an effort to not waste money, I try to cook with groceries that are on the meal plan. We have little stores called Munchie Marts, and...

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Senior Year Highlights

Jan. 27, 2020—This year is definitely the one of the busiest and most enriching I’ve had during my Vanderbilt experience so far. Not only are classes interesting, but I’ve been given the chance to participate in a lot of other incredible experiences as well. Based on this, I thought I’d share some of the highlights I’ve experienced...

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Why Vanderbilt: Transfer Students (Part I)

Jan. 21, 2020—As promised in Fall 2019, I am writing this blog to present transfer students’ answers to the crucial question “Why Vanderbilt.” My “Why Vanderbilt” series will feature more transfers’ responses around February. I. A Junior’s Answer Year: Junior Majors: American Studies and Public Policy Studies Minor: Sociology Hometown: Provo, Utah Intended Career: Advocacy and NGO...

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