Outstanding Senior: The Perfect Winner from an Imperfect Process

Outstanding Senior: The Perfect Winner from an Imperfect Process

Waiting for Vanderbilt’s 2017 Outstanding Senior outside his 11:00 class, I could not resist letting out a couple audible laughs. I recalled the first time we met, as he jumped over the couch across from me in the commons center and excitedly said, “Hi, I’m Sam.” A couple days after...

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OPINION: Why Outstanding Senior is Overrated

OPINION: Why Outstanding Senior is Overrated

As the homecoming game approaches on October 7th, alumni flock to their alma mater, first years prepare for the inevitable 15 pound weight gain from McDougal’s chicken, and parents enthusiastically buy a third set of gold pom poms. Seniors, however, fake smiles and cheers as their peers are acknowledged for...

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