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The Power of a Name

Jun. 26, 2018—I won’t lie, there have been days when I’ve waken up and wondered why I decided to go to Vanderbilt. Why did I pick such an academically challenging school? Am I in the right place? Why is pre med so difficult? Why can I not get A’s as easily as I did in high school?...

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

Dec. 31, 2017—The first part of a two-part blog on traveling alone on a service-learning trip through the Nichols Humanitarian Fund, a trip I took in May 2017. As always, I’d love to get an email from you! My email is sophia.druffner@vanderbilt.edu, and if you want to check out my other blog posts on sophomore and junior...

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Something(s) Good (The 3rd Thing I learned Sophomore Year)

Dec. 31, 2017—Research, Academics, Leadership, Friends, Family - five areas of my life where so much good has come!

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Stepping Back || Mental Health at Vanderbilt || (The 4th Thing I learned Sophomore Year)

Dec. 30, 2017—This is a long post. Relationships become more complex as we grow up. We use other people, most times without realizing it. Coming to Vanderbilt taught me such an important lesson: it’s okay to step back. The experience with my friend described here happened the second semester of my sophomore year, my fourth semester at...

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Hi, What’s Your Name?: Be Welcoming (The 6th Thing I learned Sophomore Year)

Dec. 18, 2017—It's definitely a fact of life that freshman can be awkward, but they're also so special! Conversation tips here! :)

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Fake it, Sometimes: Authentic Friendships (The 8th Thing I learned Sophomore Year)

Dec. 18, 2017—Real friendships are based on sacrifice, a lot of times when you don't feel like it, and I am so glad to have found those at Vanderbilt!

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The Complete Guide to Being Premed (The 2nd Thing I learned Junior Year)

Dec. 17, 2017—LITERALLY everything about being premed, from grades to extracurriculars to well, everything. Remember, folks. It's all psychological.

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Just Take Time (The 1st Thing I learned Junior Year)

Dec. 17, 2017—Your brain is going to be quite non-alive after 2 AM, that extra 30 minutes actually means something, study fast and comprehensively

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7 Days of Blogging: Fall 2017 Class Recap

Nov. 18, 2017—Happy (almost) Thanksgiving everyone! Partially as an exercise in gratitude and partially because I have an abundant amount of free time being home this week, I’m going to write one blog post a day for the next week in honor of my favorite place: Vandy! Before I start looking forward, I thought I’d take a...

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