The first image was two brave students doing pilates on the library lawn as their friends and the occasional lawn mower passed by. The second is the line at 8 p.m. - 12 hours before Jay-Z tickets went on sale at the student center. The second is a student collecting leaf samples on the campus, which is a national arboretum. The last two are the installation of the new track on the edge of campus. Two of the men came from Italy with the track, and the other two are tow-headed farm boys from Wisconsin.

Just outside the door

Strange Fruit

Watermelon Bust

Water ballon capture the flag


Just outside the student center, life seems to always be happening. Some days I feel guilty for constantly covering things so close to home. Alas, how can you ignore flying people, watermelons and water balloons?

Not your average class

Word got out the ROTC was rappelling off the library. No student photographers available. So the poor advisor had to climb on top of the building and tie herself in before leaning over the edge. Bummer.

Ground-breaking, not earth-shattering

It's hard to make successful images of a non-event like this. A theoretical ground-breaking hardly lends itself to great pictures. However, I tried diligently not to get bored. 


I never thought I would miss weather features. After leaving a paper that sent us out for weather with an urgency as though city hall were burning, I thought my days of standing in the pouring rain were over. Now I can't wait to get out of the office and into the puddles. It's been raining for over a week now in Tennessee. 

Finding my way

It's been a whirlwind since I arrived at Vanderbilt. I have felt rather bogged down by the busy work. But every so often I come up for air and wander around campus. I still get lost daily, so here's what I've been stumbling into on the way.