Skip to main content

Diversity Category

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...

Read more


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...

Read more


Celebrating Lunar New Year at Vanderbilt

Feb. 26, 2019—Lunar New Year is a traditional celebration shared by Asian cultures. Specifically, the 2019 Chinese New Year Day, which is also known as Spring Festival, is on February 5. The LNYF showcase I discussed in my last post concluded the Lunar New Year events at Vanderbilt. Here are some of the other events celebrating the...

Read more


LNYF 2019: Happily Ever After

Feb. 24, 2019—Over 300 students from various backgrounds prepared for this showcase since the end of the fall semester. Even the rainstorm last night did not prevent more than a thousand people from attending. Cheers resonated for three hours in Langford Auditorium. Quelle est cette fête culturelle? (“What is this cultural celebration?” in French) LNYFです。(“It is Lunar New...

Read more


An Artistic Weekend on Campus

Feb. 20, 2019—My French professor often starts the class by a question, “Qu’avez vous fait ce weekend?” (What did you do this weekend?) This time, I will answer, “I had an artistic weekend on campus.” Friday, February 15: a movie I spent the late afternoon on watching Thermae Romae, a Japanese film, at Furman Hall. Two Japanese...

Read more


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...

Read more


Dance!

Feb. 9, 2019—Before coming to Vanderbilt. I wasn’t much of a dancer but upon arriving to campus I tasked myself to step out of my comfort zone by joining Nilaja Amari, Vanderbilt’s African dance troupe. Nilaja is a very welcoming space and I’ve had lots of fun dancing with all its incredible members. We dance mostly to...

Read more


The A-Z’s of Vanderbilt Part I

Feb. 9, 2019—Are you interested in taking a sneak peek of Vanderbilt? Here is part one of my glossary, A to F, about areas of study, buildings, student organizations, campus events, and beyond! Asian Studies Let’s begin the tour with my major. The Department of Asian Studies is located in Buttrick Hall. As an interdisciplinary program, Asian...

Read more


How I Spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Feb. 4, 2019—Monday, January 21st, classes were cancelled to recognize the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nashville and surrounding colleges hosted several events throughout the city. Vanderbilt kicked off MLK weekend with a variety of events such as teach-ins, gatherings, a trivia night, a march, tours, and several speakers. Students had the opportunity...

Read more


A day in the life of Vandy WR Cam Johnson

Jan. 30, 2019—Year: Freshman (Class of 2022) Major/Minor: Comm Studies and Business Minor Football team number: 7 Hometown: Brentwood, TN       After meeting you in Econ class at the beginning of the semester I realized you were one of the star recruits this year. What was that process like? How did you end up choosing Vandy?...

Read more