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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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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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Being Undecided in College

Apr. 27, 2019—Coming into college, I had no idea what I wanted to major in. I had spent countless afternoons reading through Vanderbilt’s list of majors and I felt uninspired by most. I didn’t feel the burning passion that many people around me felt when they talked about what they’d be majoring in. Obviously, this made me...

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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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How To Reflect On Our Time at Vanderbilt Over Break

Dec. 19, 2018—Winter break in college is one of the best things. Ever. It is one of the few times of year that without homework, club responsibilities, or social obligations, we can take a step back from our time at Vanderbilt to reflect on what we really liked about our semesters, and what we hope to change...

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Play Bridge and Be a Bridge: Yuchen Xu

Dec. 12, 2018—In the Thanksgiving Break, I interviewed Yuchen Xu, the president of Vanderbilt University Bridge Club. Hope the following questions and answers will provide insights into college life, Vanderbilt experience, and more! Part I. “I am” Year: Sophomore Hometown: Beijing, China Majors: Neuroscience and Computer Science Extracurriculars: Bridge Club, Undergraduate Honor Council, InterAxon Places You Have Traveled to...

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One Day Until Year Three

Aug. 10, 2018—One day until I move in for my junior year at Vanderbilt. While I wonder how it is that summer went by so quickly, there is no denying my excitement for the year ahead. I’ve spent the last three months keeping in touch with my friends from school via facetime and text, but I am...

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Hindsight is 20/20

Jul. 18, 2017—I cannot believe that I am officially a senior! I still remember moving into West House three years ago, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Now, when I look back at freshman-year Aditi, I wish I could have known a few things before beginning my college journey. Of course, hindsight is 20/20, but here’s some advice from a...

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Avoiding the “Sophomore Slump”

Jul. 14, 2017—Happy summer readers! With the month of July already in full swing, something has dawned on me: I will be back to Vanderbilt in just under a month. If you feel like summer is short as a high schooler, just wait until you’re in college- it flies by. Between a job at a biology laboratory,...

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SAQ: Should I take GenChem for fun?

Jun. 4, 2017—This is part of a series of me answering emailed questions! So email me, friends! Sophia.druffner@vanderbilt.edu

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