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savannah darnall

Name: Savannah Darnall (or SavvyD)

Year: Junior   

Major/Minor: International Business Major, Spanish/Economics Minor

Why did you choose Belmont? I chose Belmont because it was a good medium sized school, but still had all the warmth and welcoming atmosphere of a tiny school. Nashville is known as a big city with a small town feel and Belmont is definitely the college equivalent.

Why did you choose to be a Tour Guide? I always wanted to be able to add “walking backwards” as a skill on my resume.

What is your favorite on-campus event? There’s way too many to choose from to be able to answer this question properly. I think what I love more than one single event is that there is always something happening. There’s no such thing as a boring night here on campus, because there’s always a sporting event, a movie night, an 80s prom, a musical concert, etc. happening.

What is your favorite movie? Definitely The Breakfast Club. If you’ve never watched it, you don’t know life.

What is your favorite song & artist/band? I’m a sucker for a good pop song so my favorite artist right now is Bruno Mars and I would have to say that my favorite song from his Unorthodox Jukebox album is Moonshine.

What would you want to be your last meal on earth? It would definitely be Thanksgiving themed with turkey and dressing, homemade mac and cheese, broccoli casserole, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, squash casserole, etc. and of course all the pies and desserts possible. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, by the way.

What is your favorite Nashville experience? I love love love hockey, and I am a huge fan of the Nashville Predators hockey team and go to their games all the time. They have a “college night” special where you can get good seats for cheap and they have discounts at the concession stands. When you’re in college, the word “discount” becomes your dream.

What is your dream career after graduating from Belmont? I would love to be able to work with a non-profit or NGO like the Clinton Foundation that works towards women’s and girls’ rights in the Middle East.

What is your favorite class that you have taken at Belmont and why? My favorite class is actually one I’m in right now, and it’s called La Cocina del Mundo de Hispano. It’s all about the culture of cooking in the Hispanic world and what significance it carries for Hispanic people. Several times throughout the semester, we get to go to a local non-profit called Casa Azafran that serves the local immigrant community and work with several employees there and also use their kitchen to cook some of the foods we have been learning about. It’s an incredible experience to be able to cook alongside men and women from a different country, communicate with them in their native language and learn so much from them about their lives and what it means to be an immigrant here in the United States.

If you could go back in time and give advice about college to 16-17 year old you, what would you say? "College is about more than classes and grades, it's a new experience all around. Don't be afraid to say yes to hanging out with friends when you're a little busy already. These are the people that will be there to help shape your college experience, and for some, they will help shape the rest of your life."