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What Should I Take My Freshman Year At Vanderbilt?

Dec. 3, 2019—After just choosing classes for my 6th semester at Vanderbilt, I realized that I now know exactly what classes I want to and have to take. Next semester, I am taking two courses for my major, two courses for my minor, and one elective. I now take this knowledge for granted but freshman year, I...

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Why You Should Join a Club Sport

Nov. 29, 2019—For most people, high school consisted of school, friends, and sports. If you’re like me, you don’t want your sports career to end after high school, but you also aren’t going to play on one of Vanderbilt’s amazing D1 teams. Fear not though, because there are other options. One of the best things I did...

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Being a Non-Greek Life Student at Vandy

Nov. 27, 2019—In movies about college, why do they always show the sorority girls as the hot, popular it-girls? And that fraternity brothers rule the school? Totally false advertising. I’m here to tell you that at Vanderbilt, that is definitely not the case. Not being in Greek Life here is not the end of the world by...

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“They Answer I Present”: Why Vanderbilt (Part 3)

Oct. 17, 2019—The question of “Why Vanderbilt” has been on the back of my mind during my years at Vanderbilt. My academic advisor also asked me this question the first time we met. Then, when I was learning Japanese grammar to give reasons—〜ので、~んです、〜から—I made sample sentences that answered the question. More recently, when applying to write for...

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A Day in the Life

Sep. 22, 2019—I’ve written a few times about what a typical day in my life looks like, so I thought I’d give an updated version of a day in my life now that I’m in my senior year. Each day looks a little different, so I’ll try to paint a picture of what life is like these...

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Senior Year Bucket List

Sep. 8, 2019—As senior year gets rolling, there are a number of things I want to accomplish before the end of the year. To be completely honest, some of these are borrowed from my junior year bucket list as there were a handful of activities that I didn’t end up doing (sometimes life gets in the way...

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Welcoming the Class of 2023

Sep. 1, 2019—If you know me in the slightest, you know that I spend a great deal of my time at Vanderbilt thinking about the first-year experience and how to improve it. That is why I’m involved with VUcept, our first-year mentorship program on campus. Every year, VUceptors help new students orient themselves to campus when they...

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Summer 2019 Recap

Aug. 22, 2019—Happy fall! I hope all of you had a great summer. Before the school year gets too far underway, I thought I would catch you up regarding what I’ve been up to over the last couple of months. If you have been keeping up with my posts for a while, you’ll know that I was...

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The Ultimate List of Move-In Life Hacks for Future First-Years

Aug. 13, 2019—Only a couple more days ’til First Year Move-In!!! I hope all of you are as excited as I am :) As I’m starting to gather all of my stuff in preparation for my own move-in, the stress and pressure that I felt in the week leading up to that first day as a Commons...

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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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