Sep. 6, 2013—After giddily accepting the invite to Malaysian Night on Facebook the day before, I was so excited when my friends and I actually stepped into the SLC on Saturday night! The Malaysian Student Association at Vanderbilt (MSAV) put on a night of festivities, food, and fun in celebration of Eid, a religious holiday for Muslims, and Merdeka, the Malaysian Independence Day!
Apr. 17, 2013—As the Class of 2017 will join Vanderbilt in the fall, the Class of 2013 will graduate and begin the next journey of their life. Instead of telling you why I chose Vanderbilt, which I have done many times (see previous blog posts) I thought I would give you the perspective of a student who is about to leave Vanderbilt.
Feb. 20, 2013—*Guest blog by new friend and hip-hop enthusiast Tom Majerus When I first arrived at Vanderbilt, I was struck by two things: how everyone seemed nervous and how everyone seemed eager. These seem to be the best two emotions to describe the first two weeks of college. I made friends faster than I ever had in my life, and every day I had new challenges facing me. This was my favorite aspect of living on The Commons, Vanderbilt’s freshmen living community; everyone experiences the same new things together.
Dec. 5, 2012—Today’s topic: Diwali! Find all of the Catch-Up chronicles, including those by master blogger Nathan here! For quite a bit of first semester, four hours of my week were spent learning a dance for Diwali. Diwali’s name comes from the Hindu festival of lights, and here at Vanderbilt the celebration takes the form of an...
Apr. 18, 2012—There are some very clear advantages to studying abroad — being in a foreign country, being exposed to different cultures, eating amazing food, traveling, and the list goes on…but there are also some fantastic academic differences that allow you not only to experience foreign educational systems, but also to take unique classes that you wouldn’t...
Mar. 23, 2012—*Co-authored by Samantha Orland* For Alternative Spring Break this year, we went to Kyle, South Dakota to live on the Pine Ridge reservation of the Lakota Sioux and to assist in a local elementary school. The 26.5 hour car ride definitely led to ASBonding, and the service made us feel like we could make a difference, even for just a week, in the lives of the children on the reservation.