Devin has the info you need to know about events coming up on campus this week, including a chance to Adopt-A-Houseplant sponsored by the Vanderbilt Community Garden and the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Chinese Association spring festival
MCL Quiz: Which Housing Option is Right for You?
It’s the beginning of Spring Semester, and the deadlines for housing applications are growing ever closer.
If you’re anything like me, you have NO idea what you’re going to do for housing next year. With so many options, choosing housing can be an extremely overwhelming process.
Instead of having to scour the entire OHARE (Office of Housing and Residential Experience) website to learn the ins and outs of every single residence hall, living learning community, and housing option, I’ve done the work for you.
Take this quiz to find out which housing option is the best fit for you, your wants, and your needs!
MCL News Minute-December 8, 2021
Devin wraps up the semester with some fun events that provide a break from finals, including the Pre-Exam Study Jam, the Commons End of Semester Study Break, and the Swingin’ Dores fall concert.
LOSING WISDOM (…teeth)
Thanksgiving Break — a great time to relax, catch up on sleep, enjoy time with family, and eat way too much food.
…oh, and to get your wisdom teeth removed!
When I first told my friend (and fellow MCL team-member) Daniel that I needed to get my wisdom teeth out, his immediate response was: “Are you sure you can afford to lose any wisdom?” ( thanks @Daniel <3 )
After waiting five months for an appointment, my oral surgeon was finally able to schedule me in for wisdom tooth removal surgery.
On the Friday before Thanksgiving.
Obviously, this date was not ideal for a few different reasons: I had to leave school early to fly home the night before my early morning surgery, I had to take my Chem Exam early, and (most tragically) my ability to eat copious amounts of delicious homecooked food on Thanksgiving was greatly impeded.
To make it to my surgery on time, I had to wake up at 6:30 A.M. Thanks to the time zone difference between South Carolina (my home state) and Nashville, this correlated to 5:30 A.M. in Central Time! At that point, I was honestly looking forward to the anesthesia for the sole fact that it would put me back to sleep…
After I got settled in the operating room, the nurses hooked me up to a machine that monitored my blood pressure, heart rate, and blood oxygen levels. When the surgeon finally arrived, it was time for the IV fluids to be administered. Unfortunately for me, it took three tries for them to successfully insert the IV. My arms are still bruised!
It didn’t take long for the anesthesia to knock me out completely. I don’t remember much after the team inserted the IV, but apparently the surgery went extremely smoothly, taking only 20 minutes!
Right after we left the clinic, I wanted to make a vlog for this MCL post:
Of course, I wanted to update all my friends and let them know I didn’t die on the operating table:
On the 40 minute drive home, I would NOT shut up about how much I hated the gauze, which was put in my mouth to stop the bleeding. Luckily, I had some great analogies to describe the feeling:
Although I can’t fit it all into this short post, I have TONS of embarrassing footage that I’m sure my family will use to blackmail and torture me for years to come. From crying about my cat that died a few months ago to snarky insults to nonsensical rambling, I certainly put on a show that amused and entertained my parents.
Before I went to bed to sleep off the lingering effects of the anesthesia, I had one last thing that MCL needed to know:
MCL News Minute-December 1, 2021
Devin welcomes everyone back from break with info on events coming up on campus, including a stress relieving pajama night and the Noche de Baile Latin Dance Party.
MCL Quiz: Which Holiday Is Your Soulmate?
With Thanksgiving coming up next week, we constantly hear the term “Holiday Season” circulating through our conversations. But there are holidays year-round — each one offering something special and unique. From all different cultures across all different corners of the world, holidays, celebrations, and traditions all serve to bring us together.
Based on your personality, which holiday would be your soulmate? Take this brief quiz to find out…
Happy Quizzing, and (of course) Happy Holidays!
MCL News Minute-November 17, 2021
Devin has all the news you need about events happening on campus, including the Arts of Resistance, Vandy Tap That Showcase, and Panhellenic & Recruitment 101.
MCL News Minute-November 10, 2021
Devin provides the info you need about upcoming events on campus, including The Ingram Commons for KIds, MemWest Inter-NASH-ional Fest, and the Commons Cup fall trivia challenge.
MCL News Minute (Spooky Edition)-October 27, 2021
Devin sets the spooky scene for this week’s look into events happening around campus, including a pumpkin patch at the Highland Quad, Dia de los Muertos with LACS, and Nightmare on the Upper Quad.
MCL News Minute-October 20, 2021
Welcome back from Fall Break! Devin has the info on events happening in this busy week back, including a workshop at the Writing Studio, the Melodores fall concert, and Telling Stories Through Art.