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Why Vanderbilt?

Apr. 6, 2018—I’m going to be honest with you guys, I don’t know why I applied to Vanderbilt. It was simply a gut feeling. A good number of people from my high school had gone there, and it was a school of the caliber I was looking for. It was also not too far from home, and...

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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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My Sophomore Housing Experience

Dec. 23, 2017—Transitioning from first-year housing at the Commons to upperclassman housing was a pretty big change. The Commons was great and all, but Highland Quad, where I live this year, has its perks too. Highland Quad consists of the twin eleven-story buildings Morgan and Lewis, Chaffin apartments, and Mayfield houses. Morgan and Lewis contain two-person and...

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How to Find a Roommate 101

Dec. 21, 2017—If you know me, you probably know that my roommate and I are attached at the hip. We’re always laughing together, and we just get each other. I thank the universe all the time to have blessed me with a roommate who is one of my closest friends. I know a lot of incoming freshmen...

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Losing voice, gaining sleep

Dec. 10, 2017—Guys, I got sick right before finals and lemme tell y’all, it’s not fun. 10/10 would not recommend… It all started with losing my voice after an impromptu jam sesh with my suite mates and neighbors. My voice progressively got worse, and I caught a cold on top of it. My only method of communication...

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What’s an RA?

Oct. 21, 2017—Official definition of RA: Resident Advisor; a student typically responsible for supervising and assisting fellow students in a dorm Better definition of RA: some of the best people you’ll get to interact with, someone to be a friend and mentor Especially this semester, I’ve enjoyed making friends with RA’s in my dorm and realized how cool...

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Back in the Swing of Things

Sep. 2, 2017—We’ve only been on campus for 2 weeks, but it feels like forever. I don’t mean that as a bad thing. It’s an awesome thing to feel as if you’ve never quite left somewhere. For me, this means somewhere is like home. And definitely, coming back to Vandy as a sophomore feels like coming home,...

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Looking Forward to Fall Semester

Aug. 6, 2017—With summer winding down, it’s time for me to start preparing for the new school year. Although I’ve had an amazing and relaxing summer, there are more than a few things about moving back to Vandy that I am looking forward to. First of all, I will be living in Towers this year, and my...

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Things I Learned After One Year at Vandy

May. 9, 2017—You’re going to study a lot more than you ever did, but then you’ll have more fun than you ever did The laundry room is an unexpected but great place to make friends It’s ok to not end up best friends with your roommate Ask for cracked eggs in the commons omelette line But if...

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Differences Between High School and College

Mar. 29, 2017—So you’re starting to think about finally leaving high school and taking on the next chapter of your life. You might be moving across the globe, the country, or the city. You don’t know what to expect, yet you have so many expectations at the same time. Trust me, I’ve been there too. If you’re...

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