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2 More Weeks!

Aug. 5, 2018—It is August 5th, meaning there are 2 weeks left until move-in (for junior year – wait what? already? dang)! This summer went by kinda fast, but I’ve enjoyed the break from the busy-ness of campus life. Last night, after a grueling total of 28 hours of travel from seeing family in Turkey I am...

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The Power of a Name

Jun. 26, 2018—I won’t lie, there have been days when I’ve waken up and wondered why I decided to go to Vanderbilt. Why did I pick such an academically challenging school? Am I in the right place? Why is pre med so difficult? Why can I not get A’s as easily as I did in high school?...

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Summer Update

May. 29, 2018—It has been nearly a month since finals ended, and I barely know what day it is, which means summer is officially in session. What, you ask, does a Vanderbilt student do over the summer? Many things! Some common activities include, but are not limited to, the following: Internships (paid or unpaid) Research Jobs Study...

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Embodying Diversity: Fiona Bultonsheen

Feb. 23, 2018—Embodying Diversity: Fiona With eyes that shine as bright as her kind-hearted soul, Fiona is a dear friend I am so glad to have. From figuring out how to do laundry on Commons last year to going to work out classes together, we have become great pals for the past year and a half. She...

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Embodying Diversity: intro

Feb. 19, 2018—My Project: conduct a series of interviews presenting a variety of individuals around campus Being an Inside Does blogger, I am glad that I can reach prospective students and show them what Vandy is like for me. When I was doing the college search, I found Inside Dores to be an invaluable resource into student...

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Spring Classes

Jan. 28, 2018—The spring semester has been off to a great start! I am a bit late in posting about my classes, but nevertheless, here is a my schedule for the next few months! Intro to Archaeology (ANTH 1201W): Mondays and Wednesdays 8:45-10:00 am Mainly taking this class for the writing requirement, and the fact that it...

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My Favorite Classes at Vandy

Dec. 3, 2017—With my third semester winding down and a lot of requirements for AXLE, my major, and premed out of the way, I wanted to share some of my favorite classes I have taken so far. So, without further ado, here they are: American Popular Music: I decided to take this class solely to fulfill the American...

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Meet our advisor, Jay Watson!

Oct. 27, 2017—From the outside, any admissions office can seem like an impenetrable and secretive place where your fate is decided. Four years ago when I was a high school senior applying to colleges, I didn’t really know much about the individual people who worked behind-the-scenes and read my applications. So here’s your chance to get to know...

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying about STEM and Love Liberal Arts and AXLE

Sep. 5, 2017—Freshmen moving through the motions of the annual Commons Orientation ceremonies may notice that many of their peers have chosen to pursue some STEM major, perhaps even under a pre-med track.  At many universities across the country, especially those specifically catered to STEM fields, students are capable of focusing their entire undergraduate curriculum on these...

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Dear High School Senior Sophie…

Mar. 8, 2016—Hey, dear. Now, take a few deep breaths and look up from that AP Physics C book for now. You’ll do well on the exam, I promise. We need to talk.

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