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“They Answer I Present”: Why Vanderbilt (Part 1)

Oct. 10, 2019—Happy October! Since it is the college application season now, many applicants may ponder the question “Why Vanderbilt.” Some applicants may be interested in current Vanderbilt students’ answers to this important question, so I want to start a series of posts focusing on “Why Vanderbilt.”As I promised to bring others in my blog, I interviewed...

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Being Musical at Vandy (Even if You’re Not)

Apr. 21, 2019—If you’ve read any of my other blogs, you know that I love being in Nashville as much as I love going to Vanderbilt. And a big part of Nashville is music. Even though I’m not musically inclined at all (besides that clarinet I rocked throughout middle school), there’s still a ton of opportunities around...

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An Authentically Nashville Experience

Apr. 9, 2019—Living at Vanderbilt, it’s easy to forget that there’s a whole city beyond campus. But I think that one of the best things about going to Vanderbilt is the experience of living in a major city. More specifically, Music City. Nashville is a hub for music of all kinds, and it’s easy to get a...

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Blair Life: ft. orchestra

Jan. 31, 2019—A big part of the music major life is participating in one of Blair’s large ensembles, orchestra and wind symphony. As a cello performance major, I am required to play in orchestra every semester and it has been such a wonderful experience to perform masterpieces written by the greatest composers of all time. Tonight, the...

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Embodying Diversity: Sam Dobbs

Mar. 4, 2018—Far from being a typical football jock, Sam’s persona on and off the field exudes the type of authenticity that draws people to him. Not only is he passionate about his sport, but also about music and film, all of which he can pursue here at Vanderbilt. Here are some highlights of my conversation with...

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5 Apps That Get Me Through College

Nov. 26, 2017—While in college, you will quickly find yourself downloading new apps onto your phone in order to navigate Nashville or to help you study for an exam. To save you some time and confusion about which apps you need, here are 5 apps that I have found to be the most useful to my college...

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Concert Highlights in Music City

Oct. 2, 2017—The past week has been one for the books when it comes to Nashville’s diverse and vibrant music scene. From intimate, crowd-pleasing shows at Exit/In to performances and Marathon Music Works to open-air performances at Ascend Ampitheatre to grand spectacles at the Ryman Auditorium, concert season is in full swing here in music city. At the Ryman alone, indie group Sylvan Esso,...

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Rites of Spring: An Alrite Time

Apr. 24, 2017—Disclaimer: “an alrite time” is an understatement- I had an awesome end of the year celebration with friends, food, and phenomenal music. For those of you who don’t know, Rites of Spring is Vanderbilt’s yearly music festival, put on by students and held in the spring. This year, headliners included Rae Sremmurd, The Shins, Ty Dolla...

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Fall 2016: A few of my favorite things

Dec. 2, 2016—1. First (full) football game. It’s shameful I know, but this semester I attended my first full football against South Carolina, and I had so much fun cheering on fellow Commodores in the opening game of the season! We lost, but it was still very enjoyable, and I got funnel cake :) 2. Class of...

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On a Quest for Live Music

Oct. 2, 2016—As someone who has lived in “Music City” for three years, I’m embarrassed to say I’ve been to less than ten or so concerts in Nashville. This shameful confession isn’t because I don’t love live music–I do. It’s also not because it’s too expensive to find live performances (sure, concert tickets can really rack up)...

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