Never Have I Ever… An Exploration of Nashville from a Student Perspective
Advisor: Mr. Gavin Smith
“Never Have I Ever…” is a three pronged initiative to integrate Vanderbilt students into the Nashville culture, effectively facilitating students’ transformation from visitors to locals. The members of Mayfield 7 feel that Nashville is our home for four years, and we have a duty to be knowledgeable about it and spread that knowledge to others. However, many students (including the members of Mayfield 7) have found themselves trapped in the “Vanderbubble.” To combat this, we plan to research, visit, and critique a multitude of Nashville localities, and publish a guidebook (based on the “Not For Tourists” guidebooks), using a student-friendly lens. We also plan to organize trips for our peers, as well as volunteer at Shakespeare in the Park, in order to contribute to one of Nashville’s high quality, free, cultural events, in order to promote the maintenance of such opportunities in Nashville.