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Summer 2019 Recap

Aug. 22, 2019—Happy fall! I hope all of you had a great summer. Before the school year gets too far underway, I thought I would catch you up regarding what I’ve been up to over the last couple of months. If you have been keeping up with my posts for a while, you’ll know that I was...

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Nashville in the Summer

Aug. 9, 2019—Happy August! Sadly, school is about to start again for me and many of you guys, too! However, I’m excited to be returning to Vanderbilt for my fourth, and final, year. I currently have a lot of mixed feelings about my senior year, which I will try to formulate into a blog post later. On...

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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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The Ultimate List of Life Hacks for Future First-Years

May. 30, 2019—A quick update on my life right now: After a long and much-needed respite from schoolwork, stress, exams, and papers–pretty much everything, really–I’m BACK on Vanderbilt’s campus to be a counselor at Camp Vandy, which is a summer program for elementary-age kids put on by the Rec. The best part is that I get to...

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Post Finals Fun

May. 1, 2019—Can’t believe it’s May and that I’m senior now! I swear the time goes by faster with every year that passes. My finals schedule wasn’t too bad: I had a French final exam, two final papers, and final presentations which I finished last Thursday. However, I wasn’t leaving for home until this week, since I...

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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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A weekend of festivities

Apr. 24, 2019—Though we have just entered finals season, this past weekend was fun and eventful. At the intersection of so many different holidays and celebrations, events throughout the weekend provided many ways to de-stress and enjoy the diversity in culture on campus. Regardless of individual culture or religious affiliation, the best part of campus culture is...

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Being Musical at Vandy (Even if You’re Not)

Apr. 21, 2019—If you’ve read any of my other blogs, you know that I love being in Nashville as much as I love going to Vanderbilt. And a big part of Nashville is music. Even though I’m not musically inclined at all (besides that clarinet I rocked throughout middle school), there’s still a ton of opportunities around...

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Volunteering at Vanderbilt

Apr. 18, 2019—Hi, everyone! Today I wanted to talk (write?) a little about the amazing volunteer opportunities I’ve taken advantage of here at Vanderbilt. As prospective students, I’m sure y’all have had a ton of volunteer experience in high school and want to try to incorporate that into your college lifestyle. I know that I sure did!...

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