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Girl from the North Country

Jun. 28, 2017—A prospective student recently asked me about a personal transition I sometimes forget about–being a Northerner adjusting to college in the South. I am from Ridgefield, Connecticut, a small town that prides itself on its fall foliage, its membership in both New England and the Tri-State area, and the annual Memorial Day Parade down Main...

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Send us yo questions (yo)

Jun. 23, 2017—Email your questions about anything, because we know it all (obviously). :) Even if we don't, we can always find someone who does.

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Literally Everything about Academics (Or, How to Succeed at General Chemistry)

May. 29, 2017—Being real about grades, those people with the detailed excel spreadsheets, The Upperclassmen, and of course, General Chemistry. What would be a post without it?

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I’m Back! With… The Eleven Things I learned Sophomore Year

May. 15, 2017—Sophomore year hit me hard, but sometimes, the hardest hits make the biggest impacts for the better. Welcome to a new series: The Eleven Things I learned Sophomore Year

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Vandy-versary

Apr. 26, 2017—I had a big anniversary that snuck up on me a few weeks ago. No, it was not with a romantic partner — it was with Vanderbilt. On April 13, 2015 (which forever be kept in my mind because it also happens to be my brother’s birthday), I got a warm and personalized acceptance e-mail from...

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Ins and Outs of Transfer Student Orientation

Apr. 10, 2017—This just in — the new Transfer Student Leaders (TSLs) have been selected for the fall semester! This dynamic and dedicated group includes 19 newbies and 7 returners. These students are the primary pioneers to help design and execute Transfer Orientation, as well as guide a group of new transfer students through their first months acclimating to...

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Meet our newest bloggers!

Mar. 3, 2017—We just finished our recruitment season for Inside ‘Dores this semester, and I am so excited to introduce our newest bloggers to you! ________________________________________________________ Name: Alex Rains Hometown: Richmond, Kentucky Class of: 2020 Major(s): Neuroscience and Psychology on the Pre-medical track Minor(s): Human and Organizational Development or Medicine, Health and Society or maybe French. I haven’t quite...

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University Catholic: Prayer Group (Bible Study) Edition!

Nov. 21, 2016—Why a bible study, though? Especially to freshman me, who had been to youth group exactly once and never really read the bible, “bible study” sounded scary. Like we were translating Greek or something. Seriously, scary stuff. For some reason, the two words also sounded like a huge commitment. Maybe it was the student part of me reacting at the word “study,” but I really didn’t like the sound of that word. Enter “prayer group.” (Shoutout to Phi Lamb :) thanks, y’all :)).

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Just do… everything! Status of Everything: Almost 37.5% Completed!

Nov. 20, 2016—The crazy life of college is on hold for these moments. It’s so nice to just sit back and relax. But Sophie, you may be wondering, what do you even do at Vanderbilt? Why is your life so crazy? Well, I’m a fan of lists. So let’s break it down.

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EMAIL ME! (Seriously. Just do it!)

Nov. 19, 2016—I wrote this post because I would LOVE to answer your questions about life at Vanderbilt! My email is sophia.druffner@vanderbilt.edu. I know that it may seem scary to send an email into the abyss, but I am SO excited to answer any questions that you may have and I answer really, really quickly! So hit me up. Seriously.

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