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First-Year Focus: Only the beginning

First-Year Focus: Only the beginning

April 14, 2019

Final freshman year reflections

First-Year Focus: More than school

First-Year Focus: More than school

March 31, 2019

There's more to learning than the classroom

First-Year Focus: Full steam ahead

First-Year Focus: Full steam ahead

March 17, 2019

Coming to terms with the end of our first year

First-Year Focus: Catching up

First-Year Focus: Catching up

February 20, 2019

It’s 8 a.m. on Monday morning. Walking into the Commons dining hall, you notice that you don’t see th...

First Year Focus: Deciding and thriving

First Year Focus: Deciding and thriving

February 7, 2019

Speeding across campus on a freezing winter day when you realize you only left 10 minutes for a 20-min...

First-Year Focus: Seeking Friendship

First-Year Focus: Seeking Friendship

January 22, 2019

With second semester officially upon us, I think most first-years would say they’re pretty comfor...

First-Year Focus: Reflecting on change

First-Year Focus: Reflecting on change

November 25, 2018

I walk into the airport and it’s strange to be departing from Nashville, rather than arriving. I pass by...

First-Year Focus: Rebounding

First-Year Focus: Rebounding

November 4, 2018

Sometimes, it’s just one of those days. The one morning you forgot to check the weather, it’s po...

First-Year Focus: Don't let it pass by

First-Year Focus: Don’t let it pass by

October 21, 2018

Sitting in lawn chairs packed together side by side, and front to back, we wait. The air is humid, but ...

First-Year Focus: Finding Support

First-Year Focus: Finding Support

October 7, 2018

On the way to class, you take the opportunity to go over the steps of cellular respiration. Today is ...

First-Year Focus: Reach out

First-Year Focus: Reach out

September 23, 2018

The professor dismisses the class and you breathe a sigh of relief as you exit the lecture hall. Glan...

First-Year Focus: (Almost) home

First-Year Focus: (Almost) home

September 9, 2018

24 days. 24 days is how long I will have been at Vandy at the publication of this article. 24 days may se...