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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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SAQ: General Music Minor/Performance Minor/Orchestra/Music Service!

Jun. 18, 2017—Everything about taking lessons, being in orchestras, taking part in music service, and pursuing a minor!

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How To Manage Stress Effectively

Apr. 4, 2017—It’s that time of year again. Finals are in a few weeks, professors are holding midterm after midterm, and upcoming recitals and concerts require hours of rehearsal. There are papers to write, applications to submit, and juries to practice for. At times like this, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. As such, I thought it’d be helpful to share...

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Why I Chose Vanderbilt

Mar. 6, 2017—One question I get asked a lot is, “Why did you choose to fly across the country to attend Vandy?” Granted, this question is pretty valid because I live in sunny California, and I’m infamous for disliking precipitation of any kind. However, I’ve gotten used to my umbrella and rain boots, because Vanderbilt has allowed...

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An A&S Student’s Journey through the 4 Undergraduate Schools

Jan. 29, 2017—With job searches, graduate school considerations, new leadership positions, and the sad realization of my last year here at Vandy, last semester was a roller coaster of emotions. The one defining aspect of this year is quite unique. Last semester, I took classes in all four undergraduate schools, and I’m proudly continuing that practice in my...

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Country Music, U.S.A.

Nov. 23, 2015—Ever wanted to hang out with a seasoned musician/songwriter/editor for the Country Music Hall of Fame? There's a class for that.

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Showtunes, Sweepstakes, and the Symphony (Thanks, Nashville!)

Nov. 10, 2015—In my continuous effort to explore every corner of Nashville, I attended a special Broadway-themed performance of the Nashville Symphony (featuring a real-life Disney princess!) and didn't pay a cent.

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The Creation is Coming

Apr. 13, 2015—Tomorrow night, we are playing Haydn's "The Creation," and the oratorio orchestra is joining forces with the choir to create a production complete with some bells-and-whistles multimedia.

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The Bestest SeniorFest

Sep. 18, 2014—So many fun things happen on Alumni Lawn. From free Bradley's Curbside Creamery ice cream on Wednesday to the exciting opening Founder's Walk, Alumni Lawn is the place to be. Plus, they have perfect grass, so it's great for picnicking and corn-hole and all those nice things. Oh wait, we just did that at the Seniorfest!

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The Nash Bash

Jun. 29, 2014—Upon arriving back home in the States, my friend M. picked me up and we drove back to her quaint summer home. Boy, was my body was grateful for horizontal sleeping surfaces after flying back from Switzerland!

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