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Fairs at Vanderbilt

Sep. 22, 2019—In the Japanese history course I am taking this semester, we went over carnivals at Edo—ancient Tokyo—which featured numerous shows (misemono). The discussion of carnivals reminded me to take a look at fairs closer to me with respect to time and space. Vanderbilt has a vibrant culture of fairs which inform and entertain. Here is...

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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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Service during Spring Break

Mar. 12, 2019—  I spent my break in Bloomington, Indiana on a service trip with a group of twelve amazing people. Vanderbilt Alternative Spring Break (ASB) organizes service trips across the United States for over 300 students. My site, Happy Together, dealt with food insecurity in Bloomington. We got to work at Pantry 279, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Monroe...

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Service at Vanderbilt and Beyond

Feb. 4, 2019—Being at a school like Vanderbilt comes with a lot of privilege: I am able to study things I am interested in and have rich experiences thanks to the environment that my school provides. Something that has become increasingly important to me throughout my time at Vanderbilt is giving back to others in the way...

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Traveling Alone Part II (The 2nd Thing I learned Sophomore Year)

Dec. 31, 2017—Thank you to the Nichols for this amazing opportunity to learn more about my faith and myself!

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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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Dance Marathon: The Big Event 2.0!

Mar. 30, 2017—Last weekend, Dance Marathon finally got to have our Big Event, our biggest fundraiser of the year! Dance Marathon is Vanderbilt’s largest student run philanthropic organization and all of the money the organization raises throughout the year goes directly to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital right here at Vanderbilt! Dance Marathon is one of...

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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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Another Round of Delta Underground!

Nov. 8, 2016—There are so many unique performances, speakers, and charity benefits that are happening every week on Vanderbilt’s campus, but Delta Underground holds a special place in my heart. Every fall, my entire sorority puts together a show for which all the proceeds go to our philanthropy, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital.

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