On this edition of the podcast Eigen has the Q’s and Dean Gresalfi provides the A’s in our Q&A with the Dean segment, Linda has the details on upcoming events around campus in the Commons Calendar, and then Eigen sits down with Rachel Johnson, a first year student from Smyrna, Tennessee, majoring in Biochemistry who lives in Sutherland House.
Welcome to the first episode of the 2023 spring semester! Anya sits down with Dean Gresalfi for our Q&A with the Dean segment, Daniela offers up the details on events coming up in the Commons Calendar, and Eigen brings in Abbey Woods for the Human of the Commons interview. Abbey is a first-year student (and MCL producer) from St. Louis, Missouri now living in Gillette House, and she plans on majoring in Public Policy Studies.
On this edition of the podcast Anya sits down with Dean Melissa Gresalfi for the Q&A segment, Santana delivers the Commons Calendar with details on upcoming events on campus, and Eigen brings in Vincent Castillo for the Human of the Commons interview. Vincent is a first-year student from Elgin, Texas majoring in Medicine, Health, & Society with a minor in Latinx Studies and he lives in Hank Ingram House.
Step aside Yik Yak, there’s a new hottie in the villa… Fizz made its debut on campus a couple of weeks ago when they dispatched their ambassadors to give out merch and honey-glazed donuts to advertise the new app that resembles its predecessor, Yik Yak, in its anonymous posting and geographic feed filtering. Fizz was created by Stanford students who launched the project on their campus for proof of concept, convincing 80% of their student body to download and use the app, before scaling to multiple universities after closing a seed funding round.
Okay enough talk, let’s get to the fizz:
Sorry to break it to y’all… but it’s November already. One more month of school then it’s finals season. What is even happening anymore?
Anyways, has anyone been getting a lot of VU Alerts lately? It kinda makes me feel special to know they care until I remember that they send the same emails and voicemails to literally everyone else. But yeah, it’s lowkey giving GTA vibes (not really though, referencing another Fizz iykyk). Robbery at noon (yeah, weird) on 21st on a Thursday. Bizarre. Speaking of 21st, typical “I miss Wesley” post incoming.
The Melodores performed at Sarratt Cinema on Friday night, garnering mixed reviews from the audience. Several conversations have also been brought up about the discrepancy in funding and support for the performing arts groups on campus vs. the athletic teams. And here’s some alleged, unconfirmed goss about some Melo-shenanigans sprinkled in.
Next up: one of the biggest topics of discussion on campus right now is… drum rolls please… registration season! This anxiety-inducing process is upon us now, and everyone is freaking out about making decisions about their future
Ending on a more positive note: these are your reminders to get out there, touch some grass, and appreciate life. 🙂
On this edition of the podcast Linda sits down with Dean Gresalfi for this week’s Q&A segment, Alice delivers the Commons Calendar showcasing events coming up on campus, and Eigen brings in Eugene Min for the Human of the Commons interview. Eugene is a first-year student from Mobile, Alabama majoring in Biology on the pre-med track who is living in Murray House.
You’ve heard of it and have most likely been peer-pressured to download one of the hottest apps for college students on campus right now—Yik Yak, a social media platform with a feed that features anonymous posts “yakked” from people in your local area. While many of the popular ones are a bit too weird and scandalous to be included in this article, we’ve filtered through the Yaks of the week to recap what’s been going on in the Vanderbubble:
1. The dreaded 🧪 gen chem exam 🧪 was the talk of Commons as all the pre-med students struggled in solidarity trying to study for Thursday night. We know you’ve seen the messages written in chalk between the walk from the bridge and Stevenson… it would’ve been more helpful to graffiti equations or whatever, but I guess it’s the thought that counts??
2. Sore topic. Enough said. Did we really want Bama, guys?? 🥲
3. It’s almost time for sweater and pumpkin spice latte weather! The walks to class in the mornings for the past few days have been perfect, but the afternoons always throw a wrench in the fashionista’s ambitious outfit plans for the entire day—see the girlies who are already wearing knit sweaters 🥵 Supposedly, it’s going to get chillier this week with lows in the high 40s and highs in the low-mid 70s though!
4. I had to balance out the HOD hate with some STEM slander 🙈 I’m sure you’ve already heard about the overexaggerated caricatures and assumptions people have about certain majors on campus… take them with a boulder-sized grain of salt if you must partake in the clownery of these two popular majors!
5. A lot of Yaks didn’t make it on here for obvious reasons, but here’s a wholesome and relatable one for all of us to reflect on 💛
Anya has some great questions for Dean Gresalfi in this week’s Q&A segment, Santana delivers the details on events coming up on campus that you’ll want to know about, and Eigen sits down for a fun interview with Joel Berinstein from Potomac, Maryland, an undecided engineering major who lives in West.