Tennessee Legislature Considering Medical Marijuana Legalization

Tennessee Legislature Considering Medical Marijuana Legalization

A new bipartisan push for the legalization of medical marijuana has emerged within the Tennessee state legislature. Following the success of last year’s bill that legalized oil-based cannabis products, lawmakers are looking to bring the full medicinal benefits of the substance to the state’s residents.   This week, Senator Janice...

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VSG Wants Us to #ElectHer

VSG Wants Us to #ElectHer

On January 16th, Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) Senator Katherine Petosa introduced a bill entitled the Resolution to Fund the Elect Her Workshop. This bill, sponsored by Sen. Petosa and other prominent leaders of VSG, including President Tariq Issa and Vice President Lanier Langdale, institutes on Vanderbilt’s campus the successful #ElectHer...

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Black-and-White Perspectives: Division and Tokenization in Vandy Greek Life

Black-and-White Perspectives: Division and Tokenization in Vandy Greek Life

Danny Harris and Adriel Bineza contributed to this article. An examination of the racial politics of this college campus would be remiss without discussing social life through the lens of race. At Vanderbilt, social life revolves around Greek Life for a significant portion of the student body. The National Panhellenic...

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VPR sits down with Vandy’s Rep. John Ray Clemmons, candidate for Mayor of Nashville

VPR sits down with Vandy’s Rep. John Ray Clemmons, candidate for Mayor of Nashville

In mid-January, state representative John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville) announced that he would challenge incumbent Mayor David Briley in this year’s August election. Clemmons is currently representing district 55 (which includes Vanderbilt’s campus) in the Tennessee House of Representatives, a seat that he has held since 2014. Given that Briley is...

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Former Senator Jeff Flake Calls for Stronger Leadership at Chancellor’s Lecture Series

Former Senator Jeff Flake Calls for Stronger Leadership at Chancellor’s Lecture Series

Former Senator Jeff Flake traveled to Nashville on January 17, just two weeks removed from his last days on Capitol Hill. A Republican who did not seek reelection in the 2018 midterms, he spoke alongside Chancellor Zeppos, Visiting Professor Jon Meacham, and This American Life producer Zoe Chace as a...

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Q&A With Former Senator Jeff Flake

Q&A With Former Senator Jeff Flake

Aiyappa Bollera and Drew Perez contributed to this article. On January 17, former Senator Jeff Flake came to Langford Auditorium for the most recent installment of the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Speaking alongside Chancellor Zeppos, Visiting Professor Jon Meacham, and This American Life producer Zoe Chace, he discussed his views...

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Black-and-White Perspectives: A Look At The BCC

Black-and-White Perspectives: A Look At The BCC

Adriel Bineza and Danny Harris contributed to this article. We Americans are of the firm understanding, or ought to be of the firm understanding, that politics in our country are black-and-white in a few senses of the phrase. In the first and most formal interpretation, the U.S. Constitution and our...

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OPINION: Vandy Must Go Vegan

OPINION: Vandy Must Go Vegan

With the current U.S. administration’s incessant and special interest driven push to rollback protections for wildlife and restrictions on extraction of natural resources, as well as its blatant disregard for its own climate report and pushback against global climate agreements, it is rather sagacious to consider the most nefarious yet...

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Have we given up on the freedom of the press? Academics, local journalists discuss on campus

Have we given up on the freedom of the press? Academics, local journalists discuss on campus

On Tuesday evening, Vanderbilt College Democrats and The Hustler co-sponsored a panel event titled, “Have we given up on freedom of the press?” Panelists, including representatives from The Tennessean, The Hustler, and Vanderbilt undergraduate and Law schools, sat down to discuss the importance of the First Amendment and independent journalism...

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Aggressive Espionage Places Chinese Students at Risk of Removal

Aggressive Espionage Places Chinese Students at Risk of Removal

Under the Trump administration, U.S.-China tensions have exacerbated to new levels. Washington has recently adopted a far more confrontational strategy to deal with China’s growing influence and suspected malfeasance, and many experts believe that the U.S. is steadily moving closer to a Cold War with China. U.S. officials continue to...

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