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Year in Review Category

10 Things I Learned Freshman Year

May. 31, 2019—Now that I’m home and all my belongings have been unpacked (I know, you’re probably thinking ‘what took you so long to unpack?’ – let me tell you, unpacking is my biggest enemy), I can officially say that my first year of college is complete. Done. Finished. OVER.   That’s quite a scary thought to...

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OMG I graduated from Vanderbilt!

May. 10, 2019—ft. The Introduction to the End of an Era

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Plans for Next Semester

Dec. 28, 2018—Winter break is almost over and I’ve gotten some much needed sleep! I’ve also had time to reflect on my first semester at Vanderbilt and I’m surprised at how much I’ve grown and improved in many areas of my life. I’ve also realized that there’s a lot of room for improvement especially in my studying...

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SAQ: What Do You Like About Vanderbilt? (Part I: The Environment)

Dec. 26, 2018—International students, professors, outstanding seniors...

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Lessons From My First Semester at Vanderbilt

Dec. 21, 2018—First of all, CONGRATULATIONS VANDERBILT CLASS of 2023! We’re so excited that you will be on campus in a short nine months and can’t wait for you to start your journey here. I know it seems like a long time until you throw your caps in the air, but try to enjoy your last semester...

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Things I’m Thankful For

Nov. 29, 2018—It might be week late, but in spirit of Thanksgiving and pre finals szn, I wanted to make a list of what I’m thankful for! Being surrounded by amazing people: Vanderbilt is such an awesome place because it brings so many incredible people together, whether that’s fellow students who become lifelong friends or erudite professors...

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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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