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Dorm Room MVPs

May. 31, 2019—Hi guys!   This was the time of year when I started binge-reading all of the articles about what every student “needs” to bring to college. After a year of living on campus, I have to wonder when the last time the people writing those articles attended college or more specifically lived in a dorm...

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A Year in Review

May. 31, 2019—Hi! I made my decision to attend Vanderbilt a year ago this month. It’s crazy to think about how much has changed in that time frame. This decision really did change my life, which is something I often remember my high school teachers threatening us with. In all honesty, they were trying to make us...

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Winter Come and Gone

May. 31, 2019—Hi Guys,   Happy official Summer! The weather here in Nashville has been rather crazy in the last couple weeks and since admission decisions are always happening I figured I would cover what you should bring to be prepared for next Winter. Now, I remembered thinking that items on other lists I saw seemed unnecessary...

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Vanderbilt Commencement 2019

May. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt’s graduation is a very exciting three-day event full of various celebrations, speakers, and festivities. This year, I had many friends graduating, so I stayed on campus to celebrate their big moment with them! Here are some need-to-know details regarding Vanderbilt’s Commencement: 1. Plan Ahead Commencement festivities begin on the Wednesday before graduation, so if...

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New to Inside ‘Dores Student Blog? So am I!

May. 8, 2019—Hey all, Being a new blogger and such, I’ve started snooping around the Inside ‘Dores site to explore all the virtual nooks and crannies of this space, to see if there are any interesting tidbits laying about. Knowing that most of you are as clueless as I am, perhaps bringing you along for the adventure...

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Leaving Commons

May. 5, 2019—Freshman year has come to an end and I’m grateful for all the experiences I’ve had this past year. From seeing Beyoncé with the rest of the class of 2022 to moving out of Commons, where first-year students live. I’ll be living on Highland next year and these are just a few things I’ll miss...

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If you’ve decided what college you’re attending…

May. 1, 2019—Why a "Happy Monday" picture? Because Mondays are like the college process: seemingly stressful but then AWESOME. Post features things you could do if you wanted to now that you've DECIDED! applicable to any college :)

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May 1st: But What If I Make the Wrong Decision? Some Advice From a Graduating Senior

May. 1, 2019—A little bit of an intro: I get pretty my-way-of-being honest here, so please take whatever I say with a grain of Himalayan pink salt! (If you haven’t had it, you should. It’s just really good salt #highbloodpressureonedaywhat). If you have any questions or concerns, email me at sophia.druffner@vanderbilt.edu. Even though I am graduating, I...

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The End of Freshman Year: Finals, NFL Draft, and Fun

May. 1, 2019—Happy May! I know that today is college decision day so congratulations to everyone who will be attending college this fall, and welcome to all of the Vanderbilt Class of ’23 freshmen! I am currently writing from home because freshman year is over for me! I got lucky with my finals schedule and only had...

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Moving Out!

Apr. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt offers students two weeks at the end of the second semester to take final exams and move out. This allows for flexibility in move out times so you do not have to stress about finals and moving out at the same time. Also, moving out is much less stressful because everyone is moving out...

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