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Maymester 2018 Stop 2: Monte Verita

Jun. 12, 2018—Hello again! Before beginning, if you have not yet read my post on our Maymester’s first stop, Geneva, Switzerland, be sure to check that out for more information on what a Maymester is and what brought me to Switzerland. So, to pick up where we left off, I travelled to Monte Verita with my class...

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Snow Day Shenanigans

Jan. 22, 2018—Last Friday, Vanderbilt cancelled classes due to weather for only the sixth time since 1873 when the school was founded. Being from Georgia, I did not expect us to get much snow at all even though all of Middle Tennessee cancelled school. However, at about 3pm on that Friday, snow quickly began to fall from...

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Snow!!

Jan. 17, 2018—The first couple weeks of the new semester have been anything but ordinary… There’s snow time like snow! Friday’s classes were cancelled due to icy roads and below freezing temperatures, and since we were already having Monday off for MLK Jr. Day, we got to have a 4 day weekend! I’ll say, it was a...

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Not quite Sweater Weather

Dec. 4, 2017—One of my mottos: Why be inside when you can be outside? Call it global warming, climate change, the South, etc., it’s hard to not enjoy this weather. Although we are in December right now, it feels more like October. Temperatures have been in the 60s and 70s, cooler in morning and evening but warming...

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7 Days of Blogging: Alternative Spring Break

Nov. 22, 2017—While next semester is still relatively far away, one of the things I’m most excited about when it comes to sophomore year is spring break! Last year, I went home for spring break, which was a much needed period of relaxation, but this year I wanted to take the plunge and try something new for break....

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7 Days of Blogging: The Best Ways To Destress During Finals

Nov. 20, 2017—While Thanksgiving break is far from over, I will admit that my mind has been on the finals I’ll have to take before coming home at the end of the semester. However, while it is easy for college students to get too focused on exams to prioritize their sleep, friendships, and overall wellbeing, my goal...

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Into the Wild

Nov. 5, 2017—Two weekends ago, I fulfilled the long-awaited bucket list item of going backpacking. Since arriving to Vanderbilt three years ago, I have wanted to take advantage of the wonderful camping and hiking spots that are in the Nashville vicinity. But between Vanderbilt’s vibrant campus life and the seemingly never-ending homework assignments, I never carved out...

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Discovering the Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden

Sep. 18, 2017—It’s off the beaten path, but well worth the trek. The new Latin American ethnobotanical garden, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies, is like a time machine. Here are 50 species of plants, all except 1 (the banana from Asia) originally from Latin America. Thanks to a class I am taking this...

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Send us yo questions (yo)

Jun. 23, 2017—Email your questions about anything, because we know it all (obviously). :) Even if we don't, we can always find someone who does.

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Spring Time = Squirrel Time

Apr. 17, 2017—How the heck is spring semester already almost over?   I knew when I first visited Vandy’s campus that it was one of the most beautiful college campuses I had ever seen, but I underestimated just how lovely it would be in the springtime. Although we lost our arboretum status because of the loss of...

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