Vanderbilt Magazine

Vanderbilt Magazine

SPOV

Student Point of View


First-Year Fantasies

First-Year Fantasies

How Harry Potter—and a dose of reality—shaped my experience on The Ingram Commons.

by Allena G. Berry, Class of 2012

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A Vineyard Not My Own

A Vineyard Not My Own

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

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Change of Itinerary

Change of Itinerary

My study abroad gave me a front-row seat for the largest pro-democracy protest in Egypt.

by Sloane Speakman, Class of 2012

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Zero-Proof 21st Birthday

Zero-Proof 21st Birthday

Safe water for hundreds of people was my best gift ever.

by Leslie Labruto, Class of 2010

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Peaks and Valleys

Peaks and Valleys

“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind—or forgotten.” (From the animated film “Lilo & Stitch”)

by Michelle Eckland, Class of 2011

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How I Play

How I Play

Making up stories is the next best thing to slaying monsters.

by Matt Baker, 2011 M.F.A. Candidate

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Defining Poverty, Designing Solutions

Defining Poverty, Designing Solutions

Taking the true measure of poverty begins with finding new metrics.

by Thomas Davis, Class of 2010

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Shot in the Arm

Shot in the Arm

What a pint-sized patient taught me about bedside manner.

by Michael Wolf, M.D. candidate, Class of 2012

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Traveler at a Crossroads

Traveler at a Crossroads

Seven months in Iraq tested every bit of Modern Standard Arabic I had at Vanderbilt.

by Daniel Crowell, Class of 2009

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Where Few Dare Tread

Where Few Dare Tread

Americans can’t afford to turn their backs on our public schools.

by J. Luke Webb, 2009 M.Ed. candidate

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Tarof and Sweet Tea

Tarof and Sweet Tea

I speak fluent “y’all.” And I can decipher Osama bin Laden’s words, even without captions.

by Ario Hosseini, Class of 2009

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Leveling the Playing Field

Leveling the Playing Field

An aspiring teacher sees a familiar playground through new eyes.

by Kelly Finan, Class of 2009

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Reality Bites

Reality Bites

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

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