Student Point of View
How Harry Potter—and a dose of reality—shaped my experience on The Ingram Commons.
by Allena G. Berry, Class of 2012
There’s the kind of social movement that you sit down and start from scratch—and the kind that comes like a river to sweep you away.
by Andrew Krinks, Master of Theological Studies candidate
My study abroad gave me a front-row seat for the largest pro-democracy protest in Egypt.
by Sloane Speakman, Class of 2012
Safe water for hundreds of people was my best gift ever.
by Leslie Labruto, Class of 2010
“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind—or forgotten.” (From the animated film “Lilo & Stitch”)
by Michelle Eckland, Class of 2011
Making up stories is the next best thing to slaying monsters.
by Matt Baker, 2011 M.F.A. Candidate
Taking the true measure of poverty begins with finding new metrics.
by Thomas Davis, Class of 2010
What a pint-sized patient taught me about bedside manner.
by Michael Wolf, M.D. candidate, Class of 2012
Seven months in Iraq tested every bit of Modern Standard Arabic I had at Vanderbilt.
by Daniel Crowell, Class of 2009
Americans can’t afford to turn their backs on our public schools.
by J. Luke Webb, 2009 M.Ed. candidate
I speak fluent “y’all.” And I can decipher Osama bin Laden’s words, even without captions.
by Ario Hosseini, Class of 2009
An aspiring teacher sees a familiar playground through new eyes.
by Kelly Finan, Class of 2009
We saw Oklahoma City at age 7, Columbine at 11, September 11 at 13. Is it any wonder we avoid emotional investment?
by Katherine Marshall Miller, Class of 2010