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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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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 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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Maymester 2018 Stops 3 and 4: Murren and Grindelwald

Jun. 13, 2018—Hello again! Before beginning, if you have not yet read my previous posts on the Maymester program I was able to be a part of, be sure to check those out for more information on what a Maymester is and what brought me on this trip.   After Monte Verita, our exploration of culture and...

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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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Anchors Aweigh!

Apr. 30, 2018—This is it — my LAST Inside ‘Dores post! Aghhhh! Blogging for Inside ‘Dores is one of the highlights of my Vanderbilt journey. I voraciously read Inside ‘Dores the summer before I came to Vanderbilt, and now when I see emails from applicants and future Vanderbilt students who tell me they’ve read my posts and...

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Embodying Diversity: Lackhoney

Mar. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt student by day and rapper/producer by night, Aly Lakhani, better known by his alias LACKHONEY, recently hit 80 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify! He is yet another embodiment of how diverse this campus is, and an example of how hard work and perseverance really do pay off. Talking with him made me see how...

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Global Health Case Competition

Mar. 23, 2018—This year I joined the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health’s Student Advisory Council (VIGH SAC) and have been working on the Global Health Case Competition team. The VIGH SAC is a partnership between undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals in global health working together to promote knowledge about global health on campus and share resources. I...

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Embodying Diversity: Rachel Miles

Mar. 11, 2018—One of the most hardworking people I know, Rachel is the definition of determination and represents the interdisciplinary character of Vanderbilt. Not only is Rachel a musician, she is also a scientist. I’m so glad that despite her busy schedule she was able and willing to tell me about her story, which manifests in her...

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