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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Vanderbilt Grad Student Arrested at Marsha Blackburn Rally Facing Criminal Charges

Vanderbilt Grad Student Arrested at Marsha Blackburn Rally Facing Criminal Charges

On October 28, Justin Jones, a well-known activist and student at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School, attended a Marsha Blackburn rally in West Nashville. He left the event in handcuffs and was placed in jail for criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. It’s unclear exactly what transpired at the...

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Opinion: Dead Week is Dead

Opinion: Dead Week is Dead

As “dead week” creeps up on Vanderbilt’s campus, cries of emerging adulthood angst can be heard while walking past hot study spots and traces of adderall can be found scattered amongst Central Library’s sordid shelves. Why all the stress? If students are free from the burdens of a normal school...

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10 Months After Tragedy: Parkland

10 Months After Tragedy: Parkland

Almost 10 months ago at 2:21 pm, 19-year old Nikolas Cruz arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School armed with an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle and opened fire for six minutes. In those six minutes, 17 students and staff members were killed, 17 were injured, and the lives of thousands...

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Vanderbilt Research Reveals Percent of Americans Who Would Support a Military Coup

Vanderbilt Research Reveals Percent of Americans Who Would Support a Military Coup

In their most recent report from August 2017, researchers with Vanderbilt University’s Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) polled Americans on their satisfaction with democracy. A surprising finding of the study revealed that 23 percent of Americans would support a military takeover under societal conditions in which crime or corruption...

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The Last Straw: A Look Into Campus Dining’s Sustainability Promotion

The Last Straw: A Look Into Campus Dining’s Sustainability Promotion

In the past year, there has been a growing effort to increase sustainability in the United States. These initiatives have been taking place nationwide whether it be in corporations such as Starbucks, who is currently phasing out straws and providing a newly designed lid in its place, or in local...

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Vanderbilt Students Campaigning: A Closer Look at Politics Outside the Bubble

Vanderbilt Students Campaigning: A Closer Look at Politics Outside the Bubble

This past Friday, I spent a chilly afternoon knocking on doors in a Southeast Nashville neighborhood. With a clipboard in one arm, and a stack of pamphlets in the other, I practiced my speech on the sidewalk. Hello, My name is Katie, and I’m canvassing for Democratic candidates in Tennessee....

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