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A silver lining in the COVID-19 pandemic has been the push it’s given me to reconsider my priorities.

Sophomore Spotlight: How getting sent home forced me to reassess my priorities at Vandy

May 14, 2020

A reflection on the chaotic end to this semester, and the light at the end of the tunnel

Looking for new opportunities and organizations to join can be challenging after your first year, but it's still possible. (Photo courtesy Rachel Wei)

Sophomore Spotlight: Finding new places on campus

March 8, 2020

Exploring new ways to get involved and meet people after the first year

Pay attention to what your roommates say about your quirks— they may reveal something helpful, or just fun about who you are. 

Sophomore Spotlight: Living and Learning

February 9, 2020

Knowing way too much about your roommate may teach us a thing or two about ourselves

Slowing down can include changing your perspective on events that occur, taking some time off to relax and recognizing your hard work.

Sophomore Spotlight: Exploration at Vanderbilt

January 12, 2020

Thinking about my ability to pursue intellectual stimulation and choose my own path

The type of leadership we display affects those around us. As college students, we should be striving to become mature leaders.

Sophomore Spotlight: Evolution of leadership

November 16, 2019

How our leadership goals, style and execution should mature along with us

Time management skills can be hard to develop, but are critical to accomplishing an increasing number of tasks as we grow older. (Photo by Emery Little)

Sophomore Spotlight: Catching up with the clock

October 27, 2019

Sitting in Hank 208, it felt strange to be on the other side of the table. My VUCeptor from last year had asked me to be on a panel for her Visions group. It was one of their las...

Sophomore Spotlight: So it begins

Sophomore Spotlight: So it begins

October 13, 2019

Walking around campus, especially passing through student hubs like Rand, I can’t seem to escape the mobs of students decked out in suits and carrying leather portfolios. Fall ...

Mundane tasks can feel boring, but changing your mindset can make them more fun and worthwhile. (Photo by Emily Gonçalves)

Sophomore Spotlight: How I’ve learned to enjoy errands

September 29, 2019

It’s Thursday and you are dreading dragging your entire two week’s load of laundry to another dorm, but it has to be done. Or you’re standing in the post office line at Ran...

Members of the Mock Trial recruitment committee await the start of the org fair. (Photo courtesy Arria Alton)

Sophomore Spotlight: Stepping Up

September 15, 2019

Gold letter balloons hang gracefully in perfect arcs, guiding students to the appropriate section for their interests at the org fair. Walking into the field house a few weeks ag...

Students involved in organizations put in long hours working to recruit new members. (Photo by Hunter Long)

Sophomore Spotlight: Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

August 31, 2019

Standing in the field house during the student involvement fair, watching the first-years come strolling, then pouring into the org fair felt kind of surreal. Alt...

Rachel in front of Kissam where she will be living this year. (Photo by Emily Gonçalves)

Sophomore Spotlight: Looking Ahead

August 18, 2019

I can’t believe how quickly the summer flew by after an interesting first year at Vandy, filled with unexpected meetings and many valuable learning experiences. ...