Vanderbilt Professors Share Their Thoughts on Safe Spaces

Vanderbilt Professors Share Their Thoughts on Safe Spaces

In late August, University of Chicago Dean of Students John Ellison sent a letter to the incoming class of 2020 making clear that the university does agree with recent trends in academia. The letter reads,“Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called ‘trigger warnings,’ we do...

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A Step Backwards: Chicago Records Highest Homicide Rate in 20 Years

A Step Backwards: Chicago Records Highest Homicide Rate in 20 Years

By Catherine Kvam and Alejandro Monzon Some U.S. cities are experiencing spikes in homicides, and citizens and government officials are left wondering how to alleviate the problem. This is especially true for Chicago, the city with the highest homicide rate. According to the Chicago Tribune, there were 78 homicides in...

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An Elephant, A Donkey, and Everybody Else Walk Into A Bar

An Elephant, A Donkey, and Everybody Else Walk Into A Bar

It seems that our country has never been as politically divided as it is right now. Politics have never been so partisan, and the rivalry between our two major parties has never been so bitter. At a school as ideologically diverse and politically active as Vanderbilt, one might think that...

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Pittsburgh has self-driving cars. Nashville could be next.

Pittsburgh has self-driving cars. Nashville could be next.

For those outside the tech industry, self-driving vehicles have been the subject of science fiction. However, in Pittsburgh on September 14th, Uber made the technology a reality. With a couple dozen of the vehicles already on the city’s streets, the company plans to use Pittsburgh as a testing ground and...

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France’s Burkini Ban And Why It’s Oppressive

France’s Burkini Ban And Why It’s Oppressive

With the Syrian refugee crisis rocking Europe, many countries are questioning their identities and what their citizenry should look like. France, with a Muslim population of 5-10 percent, is struggling to maintain their culture of secularity. Despite having the largest Muslim population in Europe, France is lashing out against visible...

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