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Going to College Out of State

Feb. 6, 2020—I grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, which is about 35 minutes outside of Ann Arbor. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, and because of the proximity and prestige/reputation of Michigan, almost everyone from my hometown wanted to go to Michigan. I was one of very few people from my high school...

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A Typical Weekend At Vanderbilt

Jan. 20, 2020—College is filled with many long nights of studying, many hours in the library, many minutes spent in class, and a lot of other stressful events. However, Vanderbilt is not all hard work and stress! You’ve probably seen many movies that make it seem like college is all fun and games, which is definitely not...

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Shortlist of Gratitude

Dec. 3, 2019—Now that Thanksgiving break has come and gone, and we are in the calm before the storm that is finals season, I want to express some appreciation for things that make life sweet! It’s important to not lose sight of the bigger picture that is the wonder of life, even when school becomes a hectic...

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Being a Non-Greek Life Student at Vandy

Nov. 27, 2019—In movies about college, why do they always show the sorority girls as the hot, popular it-girls? And that fraternity brothers rule the school? Totally false advertising. I’m here to tell you that at Vanderbilt, that is definitely not the case. Not being in Greek Life here is not the end of the world by...

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TDS 2019 – Reflections

Nov. 14, 2019—The Diwali Showcase (TDS) is a massive cultural showcase put on by the student organization, South Asian Cultural Exchange (SACE). It’s a super cool event because students from various backgrounds, not just South Asian, come together to learn a dance, increase their cultural understanding, and perform in Langford Auditorium. Check out this Hustler article that...

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What to do when the Homesickness Hits

Oct. 30, 2019—Is it just me, or has this semester been simultaneously flying by and crawling at the same time? It’s crazy to think that we are already at week 11. More than two thirds of the way done with first semester. I’m not usually too homesick, but around this time of the semester I always get...

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My Junior Year Living Experience

Sep. 23, 2019—“I have 9 roommates, 5 of which are guys.” Most students at other campuses are very surprised to hear the statement above but at Vanderbilt, this is a unique living option for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. I live in a Mayfield, which is a small lodge with 2 floors, 1 kitchen, and a common space....

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Senior Year Goals

Sep. 10, 2019—Now that I’ve covered my academic plans for the semester, and getting inspiration from Alex’s Bucket List post, I’ve decided to share some of my own goals for my final year at Vandy. Most of these goals are non-academic, since, in the end, college is time for personal growth and development in addition to professional...

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10 Things I Learned Freshman Year

May. 31, 2019—Now that I’m home and all my belongings have been unpacked (I know, you’re probably thinking ‘what took you so long to unpack?’ – let me tell you, unpacking is my biggest enemy), I can officially say that my first year of college is complete. Done. Finished. OVER.   That’s quite a scary thought to...

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A Guide to Picking a Roommate

May. 30, 2019—Picking a roommate can be a daunting task. Sometimes picking a roommate can feel like speed dating. Whoever you pick is someone that you will be cohabitating with for the whole year, and for many people, it is their first time sharing a room with someone else. While it is true that you don’t necessarily...

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