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Sorority Recruitment at Vanderbilt

Dec. 6, 2019—It’s that time of the year again. I’m not talking about the holidays, finals, or the first snowfall, but rather, I’m talking about sorority recruitment. Vanderbilt has winter recruitment, which begins right before second semester instead of before first semester like many other universities. This way, freshmen can navigate new coursework, a new state, new...

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Why You Should Join a Club Sport

Nov. 29, 2019—For most people, high school consisted of school, friends, and sports. If you’re like me, you don’t want your sports career to end after high school, but you also aren’t going to play on one of Vanderbilt’s amazing D1 teams. Fear not though, because there are other options. One of the best things I did...

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“They Answer I Present”: Why Vanderbilt (Part 3)

Oct. 17, 2019—The question of “Why Vanderbilt” has been on the back of my mind during my years at Vanderbilt. My academic advisor also asked me this question the first time we met. Then, when I was learning Japanese grammar to give reasons—〜ので、~んです、〜から—I made sample sentences that answered the question. More recently, when applying to write for...

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“They Answer I Present”: Why Vanderbilt (Part 1)

Oct. 10, 2019—Happy October! Since it is the college application season now, many applicants may ponder the question “Why Vanderbilt.” Some applicants may be interested in current Vanderbilt students’ answers to this important question, so I want to start a series of posts focusing on “Why Vanderbilt.”As I promised to bring others in my blog, I interviewed...

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The Life of a Student Intern

Oct. 10, 2019—If you read my last blog, you know my summer was full of applications and interviews, and a lot of disappointment. But hey, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Eventually my trying paid off! After a lot of hard work, I am proud to say that I have officially graduated from student...

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A Day in the Life

Sep. 22, 2019—I’ve written a few times about what a typical day in my life looks like, so I thought I’d give an updated version of a day in my life now that I’m in my senior year. Each day looks a little different, so I’ll try to paint a picture of what life is like these...

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Fairs at Vanderbilt

Sep. 22, 2019—In the Japanese history course I am taking this semester, we went over carnivals at Edo—ancient Tokyo—which featured numerous shows (misemono). The discussion of carnivals reminded me to take a look at fairs closer to me with respect to time and space. Vanderbilt has a vibrant culture of fairs which inform and entertain. Here is...

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What Is New in My Vanderbilt Life

Sep. 20, 2019—Happy Fall 2019 everyone! My summer break was rejuvenating. I watched TV dramas and movies in a wide range of topics from all over the world. I believe doing so is relaxing and beneficial to my writing. Besides, I read books relevant to Asian Studies, spent wonderful time with family and friends, and visited multiple...

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Vanderbilt Outdoors Club

Sep. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt has a unique club called Wilderness Skills (WilSkils), which offers student-led outdoors trips every weekend. I just got back today from a climbing trip in Jackson Falls, IL. This was my second WilSkils trip and both experiences have been great! The best part is that you do not have to sign up for the...

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Senior Year Bucket List

Sep. 8, 2019—As senior year gets rolling, there are a number of things I want to accomplish before the end of the year. To be completely honest, some of these are borrowed from my junior year bucket list as there were a handful of activities that I didn’t end up doing (sometimes life gets in the way...

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