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Nashville’s Marching Band, and the Vandy Bubble

Feb. 12, 2021—It’s the start of spring semester and I already miss football season. As a result, I thought I’d write about my experience so far in the Spirit of Gold Marching Band, otherwise known as SOG. I’ll talk about specifics like Gameday in later posts, but for now here’s just an introduction: One of the most...

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Why I Chose Vandy

Dec. 12, 2020—I never thought that a top 15 school was going to want me to attend as much as I wanted to attend it. But then I visited Vanderbilt. Walking through Vanderbilt’s campus for the first time the summer before my senior year of high school was overwhelming. It was easy to believe that the place...

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Fall Festivities!

Nov. 30, 2020—What I love about Nashville is that (prior to this unusual fall semester) you could recognize those open-top party buses bustling with LED lights and cowboy boots from miles away. This city is exciting for that reason—a celebration is always welcome. But even as Nashville’s guidelines loosen up, our university’s shared mission to “Anchor Down,...

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Seniors’ Fondest Memories at Vanderbilt Part I

May. 15, 2020—Happy graduation, Class of 2020! My closest friends are graduating students. Seniors like Deniz and Ashli have helped me navigate the world of blogging. This month is a fruitful season with the unique element: resilience. I interviewed three of my graduating peers and asked for their fondest memories at Vanderbilt. Memories I “Looking back over...

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LNYF 2020 Reflections~

Feb. 23, 2020—I wrote a post about cultural showcases last year, but this time I’m going to focus on the Lunar New Year Festival (LNYF), a huge cultural showcase put on by the Asian American Student Association (AASA), which happened just yesterday! It’s hands down my favorite Vandy activity because students from various backgrounds, come together to learn...

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A Nashville Concert Experience

Feb. 18, 2020—Your Vanderbilt experience isn’t complete if you didn’t venture downtown Nashville for a concert at least once! With places such as the Ryman, Ascend Amphitheater, the Grand Ole Opry, and the Basement, there are a plethora of amazing concert venues. I thought I would talk about my most recent concert experience which was last Monday! I’ve...

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Best Nashville Experiences

Feb. 10, 2020—While there is no shortage of activities on Vanderbilt’s campus, there is also a hub of culture and recreation to be found in Nashville. In this post, I thought I would share some of my favorite experiences in Nashville for anyone looking to explore the city: Nashville Farmers’ Market- there are so many vendors and...

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Going to College Out of State

Feb. 6, 2020—I grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, which is about 35 minutes outside of Ann Arbor. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, and because of the proximity and prestige/reputation of Michigan, almost everyone from my hometown wanted to go to Michigan. I was one of very few people from my high school...

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Graduation: Thoughts and Feelings

Feb. 3, 2020—As a senior, I spend roughly half of my waking hours thinking about how much I’m going to miss Vanderbilt and how imminent graduation feels. I don’t think this is an uncommon sentiment among seniors, but I thought it would be nice to reflect a bit on my thoughts and feelings as my time at...

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Why Vanderbilt: Transfer Students (Part III)

Jan. 31, 2020—Tomorrow, we will embrace the second month of 2020 with the leap day. The deadline of transfer application is getting closer. I hope the following Why Vanderbilt responses will be helpful to transfer applicants. Enjoy. I. A Junior’s Response Hometown: China “This is my second year at Vanderbilt. Before transferring to Vanderbilt, I was looking...

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