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Embodying Diversity: Rachel Miles

Mar. 11, 2018—One of the most hardworking people I know, Rachel is the definition of determination and represents the interdisciplinary character of Vanderbilt. Not only is Rachel a musician, she is also a scientist. I’m so glad that despite her busy schedule she was able and willing to tell me about her story, which manifests in her...

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On Fall Break

Oct. 15, 2017—Fall break holds a special place in my heart. It’s a comma in the middle of a sentence – a pause before the next movement of a symphony. A chance to take a breath, reset, and gain some perspective. Junior year has been, unsurprisingly, pretty hectic. I’d spent the summer down in Charlotte for my...

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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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SAQ: General Music Minor/Performance Minor/Orchestra/Music Service!

Jun. 18, 2017—Everything about taking lessons, being in orchestras, taking part in music service, and pursuing a minor!

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How To Manage Stress Effectively

Apr. 4, 2017—It’s that time of year again. Finals are in a few weeks, professors are holding midterm after midterm, and upcoming recitals and concerts require hours of rehearsal. There are papers to write, applications to submit, and juries to practice for. At times like this, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. As such, I thought it’d be helpful to share...

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Why I Chose Vanderbilt

Mar. 6, 2017—One question I get asked a lot is, “Why did you choose to fly across the country to attend Vandy?” Granted, this question is pretty valid because I live in sunny California, and I’m infamous for disliking precipitation of any kind. However, I’ve gotten used to my umbrella and rain boots, because Vanderbilt has allowed...

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Passion

Feb. 19, 2017—When I think about what sets the Vanderbilt student body apart, I think about passion.

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An A&S Student’s Journey through the 4 Undergraduate Schools

Jan. 29, 2017—With job searches, graduate school considerations, new leadership positions, and the sad realization of my last year here at Vandy, last semester was a roller coaster of emotions. The one defining aspect of this year is quite unique. Last semester, I took classes in all four undergraduate schools, and I’m proudly continuing that practice in my...

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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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First Year @ Vandy: Expectations V. Realities

May. 14, 2016—Expectation: Vanderbilt is Awesome. Reality: #confirmed

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