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Curb Scholar Blog: Finding a Career Path in Music

Oct. 27, 2014—This blog post was written by Megan Wei. The beginning of sophomore year has expanded my musical world tenfold compared to the indecisiveness of last year. Throughout this semester, I have taken Intro to Composition, Computer Recording, and other aural performing classes that have allowed my perspective on music school to change for the better. It is...

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Curb Scholar Blog: Truth and Beauty

Oct. 16, 2014—This blog post was written by Lucy Rahner. “The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.”      – D.H. Lawrence Though I love serendipity, I’ve also always been a relatively practical person, set on having purpose and meaning behind my larger actions. I think this is a blessing for the most part, but there’s always...

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Curb Scholar Blog: Junior Year Recap

Oct. 14, 2014—This blog post was written by Harrison Kenum. I’m more than halfway through college. This, dear readers, is an absolutely terrifying thought. Junior year, as I’ve learned, is a time where you think you’ve done both everything and nothing. Two years of college are under your belt, and if you have a packed schedule like...

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Curb Scholar Blog: Communicating Our Stories

Oct. 8, 2014—This blog post was written by Serena Deutch. People are not good at talking about themselves.  Of course there are exceptions, but a prevalent value in our society is modesty, and being humble is sometimes even a praised trait.  On this note, when we, the Curb Scholars, were asked to write a brief biography about...

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Curb Scholar Blog: The Startup Life

Oct. 6, 2014—This blog post was written by Tony Maina. I felt very good about coming back to Vanderbilt for my sophomore year. I spent a great deal of time during my freshman year adjusting to the various academic challenges while still trying to exercise a social life. I now feel like I have a much better...

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Curb Scholar Blog: Building from the Ground Up

Sep. 26, 2014—This blog post was written by Austin Channell. The college transition hasn’t been quite what I expected.  Throughout high school, academic success came to me with little to no extra effort.  However, once I arrived at Vanderbilt and started taking tests, I found this to no longer be the case.  Academics have begun to feel...

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Curb Scholar Blog: Learning and Moving Forward

Sep. 23, 2014—This blog post was written by Ben Knight. At the end of this past summer, I completed my first full project with Curb. I had done a few small things around campus and worked in groups to generate ideas, but I hadn’t finished a full-scale creative service project until about three months ago. The project...

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Curb Scholar Blog: Reflecting on Utopia

Sep. 16, 2014—This blog post was written by Rachel Anand. For opening retreat, Mr. John Bielenberg gave us the prompt “Utopia” as part of his “Ingenuity Blitz” program.  After doing a “Think Wrong” exercise, where we took a word we were given and linked it everything our minds related to it, our team randomly selected two words...

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Curb Scholar Blog: A Semester Begins

Sep. 15, 2014—This blog post was written by Grace Cowan. Surprisingly the beginning of the semester has been very busy. During the opening retreat, my group created a project called “DUMBphone” to bring attention to the overuse of smartphones. During our Curb sessions, we presented our idea to the rest of the scholars and received their feedback. 

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