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Oct. 2, 2018—  Every year, Vanderbilt hosts an event called “Flulapalooza!” From 6 AM to 6 PM, Vanderbilt vaccinates as many current students, faculty, and staff as they possibly can for absolutely free. Flulapalooza began in 2011 as a way for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to test its mass emergency vaccination plan. Therefore, it is only...

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On Unchecked Boxes and Sophomore Year

Oct. 7, 2015—Hi. My name is Lee, and I’m a compulsive to-do list maker with a schedule that barely gives me time to eat sitting down. (Cue soft chorus of “hi, Lee”s from the assembled crowd, Styrofoam cups of instant coffee with non-dairy creamer teetering on their knees.)

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The Commons Plague

Oct. 3, 2014—It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a college student in possession of bad luck, must get the Commons Plague.

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A Day in the Life of Eileen, Part 2

Sep. 26, 2013—After describing a typical day for me last February, I figured I'd do it again this semester!

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Free Flu Shots!

Sep. 25, 2013—Today was Vanderbilt's annual Flulapalooza, a huge campaign through which all Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are invited (encouraged, actually) to get a free flu shot. The campaign started three years ago, and last year we broke the world record for most flu shots given in a single-day campaign.

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