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Keep Calm and Apply

Mar. 1, 2015—As my fellow blogger James mentioned, February is the time to apply for many different positions. For many college students, this is the the time to send in applications for jobs, graduate schools and internships. Apart from these external applications, there are many positions at Vanderbilt itself which have deadlines towards the end of the...

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EXPOSED: The Gray Area between Consent & Sexual Assault

Feb. 13, 2015—With the recent press of the Vanderbilt rape trial, college campuses are reaching a tipping-point when it comes to education and activism about sexual assault. The latest in these dialogues is EXPOSED: The Gray Area between Consent & Sexual Assault, organized by residents of the College Halls. This is the third in a series of HOT Topics at...

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Talk Healthy to Me

Feb. 1, 2015—“Is butter a carb?” asks Regina George in “Mean Girls.” The VanderBEANS set out to answer this question, and more. Last Tuesday, I joined the lovely people of Mayfield 19, a.k.a. VanderBEANS, for a panel-led discussion of nutrition for college students. The event, Talk Healthy to Me, featured guests Sarah Eanes, a Vanderbilt dietetic intern,...

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To be a BEAN: Bettering Environmental Awareness and Nutrition

Jan. 25, 2015—This school year, a group of ten students is completing a Mayfield project on campus to learn how to produce and consume food in an environmentally-friendly manner. The VanderBEANS first examined their own eating habits, and then educated themselves by watching and discussing several documentaries such as Food, Inc. and King Corn. In October they spent...

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Fast Times at McGill High (Numero Dos)

Dec. 20, 2014—The most stereotypically McGill-esque events have been the three coffeehouses/open mic nights this semester. During these marathons of outlets of unrestrained creative expression that last from 7 pm to well past midnight, the real McGill comes out.

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Fast Times at McGill High

Dec. 19, 2014—I want to share with y'all the love for my home, the unique McGill House. I shall give example after example of the crazy awesome shenanigans that I have personally experienced throughout the semester. The hope is, if any of y’all resonate with what is written, that you come check out my humble abode!

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Just Another Manic Monday

Dec. 19, 2014—Experience the exciting conclusion to a day of the week that is mondane but certainly not mundane!

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A Weekend to End All Weekends (Part II)

Dec. 19, 2014—It is now Saturday. I wake up naturally at the absolutely wondrous time of noon to light gently pouring through my fourth-story windows, filtered by some positively green trees. Life is good.

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Meet My New WAMily

Dec. 12, 2014—I’m a proud resident of Rice hall in Moore College, and our Area Coordinator always starts his emails with “Hey WAMily!” It’s evokes a cutesy ‘ohana-means-family vibe, but I’ve started reading it as WAM, ily. I’m giving myself permission to be cheesy because it’s winter break, a time of sappy family scenes and affection. So...

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The VU from the StamBalcony

Nov. 10, 2014—Hey guys! So today I want to talk to you about one of the best parts of the freshman experience at Vanderbilt…the Martha Rivers Ingram Commons! As you may already know, all first year students at Vanderbilt live in one of ten Houses on the Commons: Crawford, East, Gillette, Hank Ingram, Memorial, Murray, North, Stambaugh,...

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