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The Great Pacific Northwest Road Trip

May. 21, 2019—Hey pals! It’s finally summer, we made it! First and foremost, congratulations to all the seniors who graduated! We are definitely going to miss you. Secondly, congrats to everyone else for finishing up with finals! Hopefully, everyone has fun and exciting plans for their summer; whether it be studying abroad, taking classes, working, or even...

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Organizing a big event

May. 6, 2019—I recently took on a new role on the board of a organization on campus. I went from Health & Beauty chair to Public Relations Chair. Therefore, my responsibilities and the amount of emails I receive has increased, especially because we hold our biggest event in the spring. We had to get food catered, book...

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Post Finals Fun

May. 1, 2019—Can’t believe it’s May and that I’m senior now! I swear the time goes by faster with every year that passes. My final schedule wasn’t too bad: I had a French final, two final papers, and final presentations and I finished last Thursday. However, I wasn’t leaving for home until this week, since I booked...

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The End of Freshman Year: Finals, NFL Draft, and Fun

May. 1, 2019—Happy May! I know that today is college decision day so congratulations to everyone who will be attending college this fall, and welcome to all of the Vanderbilt Class of ’23 freshmen! I am currently writing from home because freshman year is over for me! I got lucky with my finals schedule and only had...

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A weekend of festivities

Apr. 24, 2019—Though we have just entered finals season, this past weekend was fun and eventful. At the intersection of so many different holidays and celebrations, events throughout the weekend provided many ways to de-stress and enjoy the diversity in culture on campus. Regardless of individual culture or religious affiliation, the best part of campus culture is...

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Volunteering at Vanderbilt

Apr. 18, 2019—  Hi, everyone! Today I wanted to talk (write?) a little about the amazing volunteer opportunities I’ve taken advantage of here at Vanderbilt. As prospective students, I’m sure y’all have had a ton of volunteer experience in high school and want to try to incorporate that into your college lifestyle. I know that I sure...

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The Best Restaurants in Nashville for Students

Apr. 17, 2019—Campus dining is great, but sometimes it’s nice to eat food off campus. One of the best things about Vanderbilt is the Taste of Nashville program, which allows students to eat at restaurants around Nashville and pay using meal money or commodore cash. Based on careful research throughout the year (just kidding, just me and...

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Becoming a parent…

Apr. 11, 2019—of a Pea Plant! As part of Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SPEAR), I’ve been raising a pea plant from seed to sprout for a few weeks in preparation to plant it in our community garden on campus. Check out my plant’s progress so far!     Nature! Wow! Growth! Follow the community garden...

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Vanderbilt’s Hidden Gems

Apr. 8, 2019—With freshman year coming to a close, and a new freshman class preparing to enter Vanderbilt’s class of 2023, I started thinking about the reasons why I love Vanderbilt so much. Even before coming to Vanderbilt, I knew there was a lot to love about it. But once I got here, I discovered a whole...

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How I Prepped for the MCAT as a Vanderbilt Student

Apr. 8, 2019—Being a college student means that life can often seem hectic. Between classes, extracurricular commitments, and friends, these four years take balance and a whole lot of time management. As a junior, one other thing was added to my already-busy load at Vanderbilt: studying for the MCAT. So, I thought I’d share what that process...

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