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The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

Plan your week: 2/27-3/5

Take a look at what the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities have to offer this week.
Narenkumar Thirmiya
Flowers near the Kissam Student Center, as photographed on Feb. 10, 2023. (Hustler Multimedia/Narenkumar Thirmiya)

We’re all unbelievably busy. Being busy is practically synonymous with being a college student, but it doesn’t mean we can’t find the time to have some fun. Read on to see all the events you’ll want to consider attending to recharge your social battery as you plan your upcoming week. 


Feed that hungry Vanderbilt brain of yours with these thought-provoking events.

What: Victoria Garrick Browne Speaker Event

When: Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. CST 

Where: Student Life Center Ballroom 

Who: Vanderbilt NEDA Campus Warriors 

Why: Victoria Garrick Browne, a TED Talk speaker and former D1 athlete at USC will discuss her college and post-grad experience with mental illness and her journey to becoming an advocate for intuitive eating. This event is eligible for GME credit. 


What: Learn to Make Electronics

When: March 2, 2 p.m. CST 

Where: the Wond’ry 2nd floor 

Who: the Wond’ry 

Why: Taught by Vanderbilt PhD candidate Anupam Kumar, this class will teach you all about the construction of electronics. You will have the opportunity to assemble a music box that can generate 16 different sounds. Registration is required on AnchorLink. 


What: Gertrude C. and Harold S. Vanderbilt Reading Series presents fiction writer Jill Bialosky

When: March 2, 7 p.m. CST 

Where: Buttrick 101 

Who: Vanderbilt Creative Writing 

Why: Author of multiple poetry collections and novels, Jill Bialosky’s most recent volume of poetry, “Asylum: A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections” was a finalist for the 2020 National Jewish Book Award. Bialosky will read excerpts from her recent poetry collection, host a Q&A session and have copies of her books available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. 


What: Grown-ish: Securing the Bag: Financial Literacy and Empowerment Workshop

When: Feb. 28, 12 p.m. CST 

Where: Zoom 

Who: Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center 

Why: Senior Marketing Director Jamila Tyrrell Hutchinson will help you understand the steps to becoming financially secure. 


What: Free Book Friday 

When: March 3, 12 p.m. CST

Where: Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center

Who: Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center

Why: Who doesn’t love free stuff? In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Women’s Center will be handing out free copies of books such as “Saved by a Song,” “Their Eyes Were Watching God” and “The Bluest Eye.”


Recreational and Wellness 

Move your body and mind with this tea-making class.

What: Tea Making 

When: Feb. 27, 7 p.m. CST

Where: Community Event Space 

Who: Multicultural Leadership Council and MoveMENTAL

Why: Join local tea-makers and enjoy some snacks as you prepare authentic tea to enjoy during midterm study sessions. 



Take a break from studying and come cheer on your fellow Commodores.

What: Vanderbilt Women’s Lacrosse vs. Louisville 

When: Feb. 27, 1 p.m. CST

Where: Vanderbilt Lacrosse Complex 

Who: Vanderbilt Women’s Lacrosse 

Why: The women’s lacrosse team is back home again after a previous loss against Hofstra. Come cheer on the team as they look to bounce back in a Monday afternoon game. 


What: Vanderbilt Men’s Baseball vs. Austin Peay

When: Feb. 28, 4:30 p.m. CST 

Where: Hawkins Field 

Who: Vanderbilt Men’s Baseball 

Why: The VandyBoys will take on neighboring Austin Peay in a Tuesday evening game. 


What: Vanderbilt Men’s Tennis vs. Arkansas 

When: March 2, 4 p.m. CST 

Where: Curry Tennis Center Complex

Who: Vanderbilt Men’s Tennis 

Why: The men’s tennis team will hope to continue its success this season with an SEC matchup against the Razorbacks.  


What: Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball vs. Mississippi State 

When: March 4, 7:30 p.m. CST 

Where: Memorial Gymnasium 

Who: Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball 

Why: Memorial Magic will continue for the men’s basketball team in the last regular season home game of the year in an SEC matchup against Mississippi State. 



Invite your friends and step out of your comfort zones.


What: Women’s History Month Trivia Night

When: March 1, 6 p.m. CST 

Where: Featheringill 138

Who: Generation Action for Planned Parenthood 

Why: Join GenAction to kick off Women’s History Month as you test your knowledge on historic women and reproductive health. This event is eligible for GME credit. 


What: Taste of Latin America 

When: March 1, 7:15 p.m. CST

Where: Mayborn 117

Who: Peabody Latinx Alumni and Student Association 

Why: Come support Latinx-owned businesses of Middle Tennessee as the Peabody Latinx Alumni and Student Association group showcases and discusses the diverse cuisine of Latin America. 


What: Elements of Hip-Hop Series: “Go DJ” Workshop

When: March 2, 7:30 p.m. CST

Where: Black Cultural Center Auditorium 

Who: Student Center for Social Justice and Identity, Blair School of Music 

Why: Interested in how activism and advocacy show up throughout different genres of music? Join “Go DJ” and break out some dance moves while discovering social activism through music. This event is eligible for GME credit. 


Around Nashville 

Need a break from campus? Check out these local events all around town. 

What: Nashville Hot Girl Walk 

When: March 1, 5 p.m. CST

Where: Soho House Nashville 

Who: Roam Your Soul 

Why: Anyone can join in on a “hot girl walk” so join Roam Your Soul, an adventure-based retreat group, and walk with intention while connecting with nature. This is the perfect opportunity to clear your mind during the stress of midterms.


What: Coffee 101: 8&R’s Seed to Cup

When: March 3, 6 p.m. CST

Where: 8th & Roast 

Who: 8th & Roast 

Why: Free coffee. Need I say more? 8th & Roast will showcase their most popular coffees and explain the process from the origins of coffee beans to a cup in your hand. 


What: That’s Sew Creative

When: Feb. 28, 6 p.m. CST

Where: Nashville Public Library Hermitage Branch 

Who: Amanda Downs of Creative Legacy Art

Why: Have you ever been in a pinch when a button falls off your favorite pair of jeans when you’re already late for class? Just me? Join the Nashville Public Library to learn about various fabric crafts, machine sewing and stencil painting so the next time you’re having a clothing mishap you have no need to panic.

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Jorie Fawcett
Jorie Fawcett, Senior Advisor
Jorie Fawcett ('25) is from Tiffin, Ohio, and studies secondary education and sociology in Peabody College. She previously served as Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor and Life Editor. When not writing for The Hustler, you can find her teaching, reading or pretending to study at Local Java or Suzie's. You can reach her at [email protected].
Narenkumar Thirmiya
Narenkumar Thirmiya, Staff Photographer
Narenkumar Thirmiya ('24) is from Orlando, Fla., and is majoring in neuroscience and medicine, health, and society in the College of Arts and Science. When not shooting for The Hustler, he is streaming TV, playing the piano or guitar or exploring nature photography. You can reach him at [email protected].
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