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Life as a First Generation College Student

Oct. 14, 2018—Hey everyone! My name is Toby, and I’m a first generation sophomore student here at Vandy. I am in Peabody College, studying child development and Psychology. Outside of class, I work as an undergraduate research assistant in the Little Learner’s Lab, am secretary of our first-year Honor Societies (Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma),...

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Vanderbilt and the SEC

Oct. 11, 2018—Recently, I was speaking with a friend about why she chose to attend Vanderbilt. She gave an answer that I really hadn’t thought of before- she liked the sports scene that Vandy had to offer. While I was initially confused about this statement (especially as I’m not the most athletic or sports-oriented person), reflecting on...

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Introducing FirstVU

Oct. 1, 2018—Are you a first generation college student? Being a first generation college student encompasses many things, it does not necessarily follow a strict definition. This umbrella term can apply to you in many ways like these: being the first in your family to attend any college (like Anarius) being the first in your family to...

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A Post About My Life Outside the Classroom

Sep. 29, 2018—I know I spend a lot of time blogging about my classes and giving general advice and information about Vanderbilt, but, looking back at my posts, I realized it’s been a while since I gave any personal updates about what I’m up to these days. So, without further ado, here’s a recap of my life...

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Back at it Again!

Sep. 26, 2018—My third year at Vanderbilt has just begun, and it has already been busy, yet great! Here’s an update on my first month back in Nashville! My First Week: On the second day of classes, I saw Beyoncé and Jay-Z in concert in Vanderbilt Stadium! It was INCREDIBLE to say the least. Also, all the...

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Apply to Blog for Inside ‘Dores!

Sep. 14, 2018—Have you enjoyed reading the Inside ‘Dores blogs? Do you want to talk about how much you love Vanderbilt? Then you should apply to write for Inside ‘Dores! Who Are We? Inside ‘Dores is a student organization that falls under the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (OUA). We are the official Vanderbilt student blog, and we...

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Back to Black {and Gold}

Aug. 27, 2018—Though I moved in a week ago, and classes started just last Wednesday, it feels like I’ve been at Vandy for a much longer time, while also not realizing how fast it all goes by. At the same time it feels like I’m still at the beginning, but I also feel much more experienced since...

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Advice for Move-In 2018

Aug. 12, 2018—Hello everyone! I hope that summer has treated you well and that you are gearing up for the school year ahead. As I prepare to move in to Vanderbilt for the third year in a row, I thought I would share some advice for those of you joining us in the Class of 2022 this...

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One Day Until Year Three

Aug. 10, 2018—One day until I move in for my junior year at Vanderbilt. While I wonder how it is that summer went by so quickly, there is no denying my excitement for the year ahead. I’ve spent the last three months keeping in touch with my friends from school via facetime and text, but I am...

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2 More Weeks!

Aug. 5, 2018—It is August 5th, meaning there are 2 weeks left until move-in (for junior year – wait what? already? dang)! This summer went by kinda fast, but I’ve enjoyed the break from the busy-ness of campus life. Last night, after a grueling total of 28 hours of travel from seeing family in Turkey I am...

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