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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Julian Sun, ’17, College of Arts and Science One night last semester, I went to Kissam’s Munchie Mart to get my routine midnight swipe: blue Powerade, a bag of chips (barbeque flavor), and the best red apple I could dig out of the remaining bruised ones. This was so automatic for me that I didn’t notice there…

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VUcept Student: Connie Tsai Studying in Warren Moore at Warren Moore Lobby

by : Susan Urmy

ACCESSIBILITY: PHYSICAL AND OTHERWISE

Jesse Bennett, ’19, College of Arts and Science I thought I would have an easier time adjusting to Vanderbilt than most students. I grew up in Green Hills, after all, and attended USN, minutes away from The Commons. Still, I found a campus that was more challenging, exciting, and rewarding than anything I could have…

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08-30-2011 - Photos from the view of a bicycle on campus for 365@VU. (Vanderbilt University/Steve Green)

STEPPING OUTSIDE MY COMFORT ZONE

Ben Taylor, ’15, School of Engineering Looking at my journey through four years at Vanderbilt, the graduating senior who I am now would barely recognize the homeschooled high school senior who came here in fall 2011. While it may seem as though I now have it “all figured out,” I was quite the opposite when…

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TomAgger

P.S.: STRUGGLING WITH COMING OUT

Tom Agger, ’17, School of Engineering When I finally came out to my parents, I was relieved. “Finally, I’m done with this” I thought to myself. I had started writing them a very generic camp letter. I don’t know who came up with the idea that kids and parents would both rejoice at the exchange…

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Cafe Coco .(John Russell/Vanderbilt University)

MAKING IT WORK

Georgia Murray, ’19, College of Arts and Science Jordan Barone, ’16, College of Arts and Science “Oh, you work at the Pub, right?” Second only to “Aren’t you the British one?” this is the greeting I’m most used to when I meet new people on campus. Honestly, I hadn’t expected these two little facts to…

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"Tips to survive and thrive during your first year at Vanderbilt."

FINDING COMFORT IN IDENTITY: LIVING WITH AUTISM

Emelyne Bingham, Senior Lecturer in the Teaching of Music, Blair School of Music, Faculty VUceptor Kyle Schwartz, ’19, College of Arts and Science Thanks to Vanderbilt Visions, we were fortunate to have formed a friendship through the common experience of living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While we received our diagnoses at different ages (Kyle at…

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