Archives for October 2017
Humans of the Commons: Nnenna Nwaezeapu
Nnenna Nwaezeapu (2021) Major: Biology, Hometown: Washington D.C
“I care a lot about veterinary medicine, singing, and social justice. I want to be a vet because I love animals and I find human medicine gross. When my dog passed away the vets that were supposed to take care of him were trash so I want to do better than they did. No one can really sing in my family but we would always sing together so I’ve developed a love for it. Living in Washington D.C has exposed me to many marches, organizations and protests regarding social justice so because of that my activism has grown. I’m looking forward to pursuing these passions at Vanderbilt and also improving and bettering myself. I’m also single and ready to mingle.”
MCL News Minute: November 1, 2017
Amira has the latest information about all things happening on Commons this week including fun cultural festivals!
MCL Top 5: Reasons to Come to the Swim Meet this Saturday
5 reasons why you should come to the swim meet this Saturday, November 4th, at 1:00 pm in Centennial Sportsplex:
- There are 7 freshmen on the team
Have you been meaning to support your fellow freshmen more? Do you want to cultivate a more supportive community within the class of 2021? Well, the swim team has 7 whole freshmen that you can come support this saturday. These girls are legit, and will for sure put on a show for y’all. All 7 of them will actually swim in the meet, so you should go check out their true athletic prowess.
- First 100 Fans Get Free Nike Dri-Fit Shirts
If the freshmen aren’t incentive enough for you to come, show up early and you are guaranteed a free shirt. Now, these aren’t just any free shirts, these are the real deal nike dri-fit t-shirts. These shirts will last and keep you comfortable for years to come. This swim meet will continue to pay off if you get one of these shirts.
- The Location is Unbeatable
Located roughly 0.7 miles from the football stadium, come directly to the swim meet from the football game. The football game starts at 11 am, and the swim meet starts at 1 pm. The football team will be winning by enough at 1 pm for you to be able to walk directly over to the swim meet without missing anything important. If you’re looking for a whole day of fun, the swim meet is the logical next step for you to take after the football game.
- It’s relatively short
This meet is only going to last an hour and a half. If you have things you need to do later in the afternoon, do not worry because the meet will be over by the time your next obligation occurs. The whole thing is action packed and super exciting. It’ll be the best hour and a half of your whole life.
- The Swimmers are Nice People
Honestly, if these other reasons did not entice you, just come to the meet because the swimmers are nice people that deserve some support. It’s the first home swim meet of the year and it’d be sick to have a big crowd. They wake up at ungodly times on a daily basis and put in hours of work every week. Do something nice for some of the coolest people I have ever known and come chill at the swim meet.
MCL News Minute: October 25, 2017
James has all the information you need as Halloween day approaches next week, including registration for spring classes and Halloween festivities!
Humans of the Commons: Hunter Solomon
Hunter Solomon (2021) Major: Physics, Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN
“I’m passionate about Jesus because of all that he has done for me and all that I get from him. My hometown is nearby so I get to go to church every Sunday and teach a group of sixth grade guys. It’s always fun to listen about the stuff that they are getting into. I’m in a couple of anthropology classes here at Vanderbilt and it’s interesting to view the things I learn through a Christian lens because they don’t always disagree. When you look at the life Christ lives it’s full of adventure and I want to model myself after that as well.”
MCL Top 5: Things to do on Halloweekend
Located roughly 31 minutes from Vanderbilt, Honeysuckle Hill Farm is worth the drive. Wander the 7 Acre Corn Maze, and look for gold in the Gemstone Mine. Then, mosey on over to the Pumpkin Cannon and Pumpkin Blaster to watch pumpkins shoot through the sky. After that, check out the Zip Line and maybe even go on a hayride. End the day over at the Pumpkin Patch to find the perfect pumpkin to spice up your dorm.
Dress up in your best costume and head over to the Nashville Zoo for a day full of fun! Walk around the zoo and find candy and cool stories at every corner. Presented by The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial, this event is worth every penny. While this event may be advertised as more of a children’s event, you can make the day your own and have a blast checking out all that the Nashville Zoo has to offer.
Check out Moss-Wright Park in Goodlettsville, Tennessee for an afternoon filled with dancing and fun. On Saturday September 28th from 3-5 pm, there will be a live DJ, games, a costume contest, and more! There will also be tons of food available for purchase ranging from popcorn to sno cones. If you’re bored this Saturday afternoon, this is a must-see!
Engulf yourself in the rich American history of the Hermitage while exploring a truly mystifying ghost tour at the same time. Get an exclusive look at the Hermitage mansion, check out Andrew Jackson’s tomb stone, and learn all about the ghosts and spirits that haunt this famous property. Only 25 people are allowed on each tour, which makes the stories even more intimate and terrifying.
This event will truly leave you blown away. With over 5,000 hand carved pumpkins carved into different famous figures, beautiful landscapes, and awesome structures, this is a truly amazing Nashville experience. Walk through the ⅓ of a mile long jack o’lantern trail and prepare to see pumpkins like you’ve never seen before. This is a truly unique experience that everyone in the Nashville area should check out.
MCL News Minute: October 18, 2017
Sharonda delivers some important info, including details on Relay for Life and Boo to the Flu
Humans of the Commons: Deborah Kim
Deborah Kim (2021) Major: Violin Performance, Hometown: Cary, NC
“I am passionate about food. There is so much more to eating than filling your stomach. You can experience different cultures, take a break from stress, remember certain things from the past, and just enjoy the taste. I am always eating in my dorm, the library, and in class. Although I love a variety of food, my favorite place on earth has been Chipotle since like five years ago.”
MCL Top 5: Nashville Haunted Houses
Located just outside of Nashville (Lebanon), these haunted woods are worth the extra drive. Choose from three unique terrifying experiences– The Curse, The Portal, and The Crypt. Each with it’s own interesting backstory, the plotlines and multitude of different experiences that can arise from Dead Land is what sets it apart from the other attractions on this list.
4. Creepy Hollow Haunted Woods
Creepy Hollow is the perfect place for those who don’t get a kick out of blood and gore. Creepy Hollow is an indoor/outdoor haunted experience that will leave you breathless. Their focus is on creating scary scenarios and situations that develop over time. You will go from being trapped in a creepy old barn to wandering the darkness of the Creepy Hollow woods. This multidimensional aspect of the woods is what makes it so scary.
The self proclaimed “Most controversial and intense halloween attraction” in Nashville, Devil’s Dungeon will without a doubt shake you to your core. They have over 20,000 square feet of space for you to explore, and “the scares are gruesome, graphic, and ‘in your face.’” Be prepared to meet the devil himself at this truly terrifying haunted house.
With four separate haunted houses within its 50,000 square feet of space, Nashville Nightmare is sure to provide hours of truly terrifying scares. Going into its 7th season, Nashville Nightmare recruits Nashville’s top acting talents to bring you the most realistic and horrifying experience possible. USA Today’s Readers Choice Awards ranked it the #1 haunted house in the nation, and this attraction will not disappoint.
If you’re looking for a real paranormal experience that will haunt your dreams for years to come, Bell Witch Cave is the place to go. The Bell Witch is an actual paranormal spirit that has been documented as one of the most vicious spirits in history. Tour a replica of the Bell Family Cabin, which is where the Bell Witch haunted the Bell family during the 1800’s, and creep inside the cave where the Bell Witch is now said to reside. During the month of October, you can also attend candlelit tours and haunted hayrides. This historic landmark is truly the scariest encounter you could possibly have in the Nashville area.