On this edition of the podcast Linda hosts Q&A with Dean Gresalfi, Anya delivers the details on upcoming events on campus in the calendar, and Daniela sits down with Yahir Brito, a first-year student from Presidio, Texas who lives in Gillette and plans on majoring in Medicine, Health, and Society.
I’m sure we’ve all found ourselves with a handful of meal swipes left-over after a long week of classes. But what does any smart Vanderbilt student do with their unused meal swipes? USE THEM UP AT THE MUNCHIE MART, OF COURSE! That’s why I’m gonna fill you in on my favorite things to pick up at the Commons Munchie Mart!
5. Velveeta Mac and Cheese
Don’t feel like leaving your room for dinner? Just microwave yourself a bowl of mac and cheese and you’re all good. Personally, I am a Velveeta enthusiast and think Kraft Mac and Cheese is a bit too sharp, but that’s just my (correct) opinion.
4. Bob’s Red Mill Oatmeal
In the mood for a somewhat healthy option? Bob’s Red Mill Oatmeal is actually a pretty solid breakfast option. Whenever I need to eat quickly before a 9am, I pop one of these in the microwave and add a bit of sugar (not healthy, but it’s the thought that counts!)
3. Hot Cheetos
I’m a simple girl. If someone asks me what I want from the store, I just say Hot Cheetos and Sprite. Too bad the Munchie has no Sprite, but at least they have Cheetos🙌
2. Munchie Mart Machine Smoothies
A new addition to the Commons Munchie, the smoothie machines are already a hit! It’s so easy and convenient. All you have to do is select what flavor you want and the machine does the rest for you! My personal favorite is the mango smoothie, so refreshing!
- Nature Valley Sweet and Salty Almond Granola Bar
I LOVE these granola bars so so much, but they haven’t restocked since the first week of classes:(( They’ve only had the peanut kind lately💔 Please Vandy, I’m begging you to restock🙏🏽
After hearing my friends make millions of “Nope” references, I finally decided to give the movie a watch at the local Belcourt Theater. I went into the viewing with basically no prior knowledge on the contents of the movie. All I knew was that there were going to be aliens and monkeys. Looking back on it, going into the movie with a blank slate was an amazing decision–one that kept me on my toes throughout the whole film.
If you haven’t watched “Nope” yet, hopefully I can convince you to do so. “Nope” is the perfect mixture of sci-fi, horror, and modern-day Western. As someone who doesn’t typically watch any of these genres, I would say that “Nope” was a great introduction to them. With breathtaking cinematography, “Nope” tells the story of a pair of siblings who are left running a horse farm after the strange death of their father.
With plenty of cultural easter eggs, “Nope” touches on important topics such as the exploitation within the the film industry, racism, and society’s obsession with spectacles. One thing I really liked was the heavy use of symbolism as a medium to discuss these topics.
However, I can’t sit here and act like I wasn’t confused 99.9% of the time. The only reason I’m somewhat able to appreciate the greatness of “Nope” is because of the talk I had with my friends and the dozens of analysis articles I rushed to read post-viewing. Perhaps, a second (or maybe even third) watch would be a good idea.
One thing that I couldn’t help but think every few minutes was, “How does one come up with a plot like this?” The intricacies and fine detail that went into piecing everything together could only be thought of by a genius. And that genius is Jordan Peele. A newbie to Jordan Peele movies, I was left wanting more. If there’s anything I took away from the viewing, it’s that I need to watch “Get Out” and “Us” ASAP!
To sum it all up, this movie is for anyone who appreciates social commentary that take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. I hope you find it just as interesting as I did. Until next time!
On this episode of the podcast MCL’s own Linda hosts Q&A with Dean Gresalfi, Santana delivers the details on events coming up this week in the Commons Calendar, and Daniela sits down with Abigail Kwon, a first-year student from Los Angeles who lives in Gillette and plans on majoring in Secondary Education.