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My new favorite study spot

Jan. 28, 2019—Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce y’all to my favorite studying place on campus: The Periodical Room! This spacious and well-lit room is on the 6th floor of Central Library, right at the heart of campus. It is always quiet, has windows, tables, comfy seats, and just enough people in it that it doesn’t feel...

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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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Sophomore Year: some pre-thoughts

Aug. 13, 2017—Preparing to return to campus this fall as a sophomore is kind of a different feeling from how it was last year, as a freshman. This time, I’m flying to Nashville on my own and moving myself in without the help of my parents. Unlike last year’s random roommates, I know exactly who I’ll be...

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The Vanderbilt Balancing Act

Oct. 16, 2016—Juggling clubs, greek life, classes, friends, and more... a day in the life of an average Vanderbilt student.

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An Hour as an English Major!

Mar. 6, 2016—It’s January 27th, 2016 and I, Sophie Druffner, am mired in work. There’s my Italian film class, the homework for my math class, and the catchup for chemistry I have to do. But there’s also Harmonies for the Elderly, teaching violin at the W.O. Smith School, being Minister of Joy for University Catholic,  and starting...

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Are Vanderbilt students always busy?

Oct. 25, 2015—The short answer is yes. Read this post to find out why.

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Still Stressed? Emotions, Time, and Communication

Apr. 2, 2014—In case you missed the previous post on stress management, check it out here! During the fourth week (including spring break) we continued practicing mindfulness and using positive but realistic thinking. We also learned the STEPS method of problem-solving: State the problem Think of solutions Examine the costs and benefits of a few solutions Pick...

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Stressed? Here’s What You Can Do

Mar. 21, 2014—College students face many stressors, usually related to jobs, family, finances, Greek life, residential life, keeping up appearances, worries about the future (grad school, finding a partner, starting a career), academics, and relationships, including friendships. It's a long list, with an equally long list of accompanying feelings/emotions, thoughts, and physical reactions, which contribute to behaviors in response to stress. Here are some tips for managing the stress in your life!

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The Thanksgiving Scramble

Nov. 18, 2013—It is Monday.  This is my list of things to do: Time to freak out.  Not. This week, the week before Thanksgiving Break, is probably the worst week of the fall semester. It doesn’t help that there is only week after Thanksgiving before Finals start. Scary, scary times. How do you combat this feeling of...

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