Cortez gives a quick update of all the events that took place last weekend and has yet to come.
Archives for September 2016
First Year First Person is a vlog series created by student Cole Crownhart. This episode covers the first two weeks on the Commons at Vanderbilt University including the Anchor Dash and Live on the Green.
This episode features freshmen Aria and Ben, residents of Murray house.
You’ve only been at Vanderbilt for a few weeks, and you may not be tired of eating the same food…yet. But soon, you will probably find yourself looking for something new. When you do, be sure to check out these top 5 food trucks near campus for a quick, yummy meal.
5. The Retro Sno Truck
This food truck is on the move. Although it doesn’t have a set location like some others, you can keep up with where the Retro Sno Truck is through their Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. The Retro Sno Truck offers a variety of shaved ice, so on the next warm Nashville day go cool off with a sweet treat!
4. The Waffle Boss
A southern tradition, chicken and waffles, has been put on wheels! The Waffle Boss food truck offers a variety of chicken and waffles, including Nashville’s famous Hot Chicken. For those craving a sweeter option, they also offer red velvet waffles. This food truck is a must try, especially if you are from the north and want to experience a taste of the south.
3. Let’s Roll Food Truck
The Let’s Roll Food Truck offers Korean and Japanese street food. Like the Retro Sno Truck, you can keep up with this food truck by checking their Instagram and Twitter pages daily. However, Let’s Roll also recently opened a permanent home right across the street from Vanderbilt. So whether you are feeling active and want to seek out the food truck or just want a short walk across the street, Let’s Roll is a great option for you!
2. The Grilled Cheeserie Food Truck
If you want a taste of cheesy goodness, this is a great choice. This cheese wagon operates every Wednesday through Sunday at various locations (which you can find on their website). However, on Wednesday’s the truck is right in West End at Centennial Park from 11:00am-1:30pm. The Grilled Cheeserie is well known in Nashville and a must taste option for all of the cheese lovers out there.
1. Aryeh’s Kitchen
Aryeh’s Kitchen is a food truck right on campus that offers kosher food. Even better: the truck was started by a Vandy grad himself. This new truck, which started this past April, can be found on Greek Row on certain days. Not only is it convenient, but it is very tasty as well!
Get on your feet soon and go check on these meals on wheels!
Mikaela brings you your weekly flashcast for the week of September 7th.
This week’s podcast has an international focus as Cortez sits down with fellow first year students Caleb Larmey & Emre Kanli. They discuss making the transition to Vanderbilt, life in the US, and life on The Commons.
My Commons Life presents its second episode of Commons Cribs, a mini web series that provides an inside look into the humble abodes of those who reside on the Vanderbilt Commons. This episode features freshmen Serena and Riley, residents of Murray house.
Story One: Morgan Cornacchini
I’m still kind of fighting my battle with anorexia. The most weight loss happened through middle school up until my sophomore year in high school. The difficult thing is that no one knows really what anorexia is. It’s when you starve yourself based on what you believe you look like in the mirror. Basically you have two voices in your head and one kind of takes over and tells you about your negative body image and that you’re fat and that you’re worthless.
The difficult part is once you regain the physical health, you seem healed, but you still have to conquer the negative thoughts in your head. I was ashamed of my mental illness, but mental illness is just like physical illness. You would never hide that you have the flu from someone. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. Everyone struggles. So it’s a choice you have to make every day, to find other ways to reduce your stress and combat those negative thoughts.
I’ve realized that you just have to keep smiling, or find the little silver linings every day – which sounds super cliché – but it actually does help in the long run.