May. 1, 2013—At least once a month, Dean Wisclo, the Dean of the Commons who literally lives on the Commons, hosts "Dinner at the Dean's Residence." My friend Matt Lammers, a violinist, thought, why not bring Blair to the Commons? Here's his take on founding an initiative called the "Blair Salon Series":
Feb. 6, 2013—College is a time of empowerment. I think at our ages, between 18-22, we truly believe we make a difference So when we support the Children's Hospital with the annual Dance Marathon, when we go to National Coming Out Week events, or broke the world record last year for most vaccine shots in one place in eight hours for the Flulapalooza. And even if Vandy is still growing in its football program, it doesn't mean we can't fill a stadium because we don't have school spirit.
Dec. 24, 2012—On Saturday, they gave us a pre-tour lecture on tips and tricks for China. You probably already know that the water isn't of the greatest quality there, but thinking past that a bit, salads probably are not the healthiest, in terms of being germ-free, option of foods. BYOTP: Bring your own toilet paper. Cars sometimes drive on the sidewalks. When bargaining, aim for a tenth of the price. They also included a handy list of Chinese words to know, such as numbers and common sayings.
Dec. 18, 2012—Well, let's just dive in, shall we? As I was mentioning in my last post, the Vanderbilt Orchestra is going to be going on tour to China! We've known about this trip since the summer of 2011, so with the approach of our departure in under a week, I am more excited than for the imminent approach of a musical adventure in a land far, far away!
Dec. 18, 2012—Hello one, hello all! It has been a long time since I've posted. Not that I haven't been blogging... it was just a matter of actually publishing my drafts. Ah, well, now that this semester's over and I'm still at Vanderbilt, let me fill you in on a few things and explain why I'm still in warm-weather Nashville.
Dec. 14, 2012—One of the things that I wanted to keep up in college was playing the flute. I considered joining an orchestra or band for credit, but it was too big of a time commitment for me. However, I wanted to keep playing the flute as it had been such a big part of my life for over 10 years. That was when I heard about the WO Smith Music School.
Dec. 13, 2012—As the semester comes to a close, student group performances start popping up like mad! Every weekend is so chock full of performances you can't conceivably attend them all and still have time to study and sleep. As such, I wanted to write this blog post to talk about all the great students organizations that Vanderbilt has to offer.