A Conversation with Justice Sotomayor

A Conversation with Justice Sotomayor

Naveen Krishnan contributed to this article.   Several weeks ago, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor came to Vanderbilt to meet with students and faculty. Before her formal presentation at the Vanderbilt Law school, Justice Sotomayor met with various undergraduate students including correspondents from VPR, sharing her experiences and lessons she...

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Speaker Phoebe Clements Revisits March for Our Lives

Speaker Phoebe Clements Revisits March for Our Lives

Introduce yourself. I’m Phoebe Clements. I’m a freshman here at Vanderbilt, and I’m from Jacksonville, Florida. How did you come to get involved with March for Our Lives? I heard about it and saw it on Facebook when Abby Brafman, a freshman, posted about it. I didn’t really know much...

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Hey Vanderbilt, Why Are You Always “So Busy?”

Hey Vanderbilt, Why Are You Always “So Busy?”

The Stevenson Library which had worked them down, was the library that grinds young people old; the children had ancient faces and grave voices; and upon them, and upon the grown faces, and ploughed into every furrow of age and coming up afresh, was the sigh, Busyness. It was prevalent...

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Wanting To Be Single (Digit)

Wanting To Be Single (Digit)

On March 27, 2018, Vanderbilt University released their admissions decisions for the Class of 2022. Students may be surprised by this year’s results – a drop from 10.9 percent in 2017 to the single digits.  “In 2008, we admitted 35 percent of applicants,” said Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos. “We are still...

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Debate Brings Bipartisan Heat to Campus

Debate Brings Bipartisan Heat to Campus

As a part of Bipartisan Week on Vanderbilt’s Campus, the Vanderbilt College Republicans (VCR) and the Vanderbilt College Democrats (VCD) set-up and participated in a debate around gun policy. Will Newell, Appa Bollera, and Rohan Marwaha represented VCD. Connor Grant, Ram Reddy, and Alexander Spanopoulos composed VCR’s team. VCD’s Cloe...

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Wild Weather in a Post Climate-Change World

Wild Weather in a Post Climate-Change World

Whether or not you agree with the idea of man-made climate change, it is irrefutable that climate change-related natural disasters have become increasingly frequent and destructive. Scientist report that fluctuating temperatures and unseasonable weather patterns have lead to more water vapor in the atmosphere, increasing the frequency and intensity of...

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Vanderbilt AEPi Leaves Campus Amid Hazing Violations

Vanderbilt AEPi Leaves Campus Amid Hazing Violations

As of this evening, the national organization of Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPI) removed the charter of its Vanderbilt chapter until 2021, effective immediately. This removal comes after the fraternity has faced multiple rumors of hazing in consecutive years. Vanderbilt’s Interfraternity Council (IFC) had no role in kicking AEPi off campus,...

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OPINION: Canada Goose’s Blood-Drenched Coats

OPINION: Canada Goose’s Blood-Drenched Coats

There seems to be an epidemic of Canada Goose parkas on Vanderbilt’s campus. The coats are a winter luxury trend across the United States, with a price tag ranging from $900 to $1,700. Much of this price comes from the materials that are used in these coats—one of those being...

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Rebranding the Elephant in the Room

Rebranding the Elephant in the Room

Would I have worn a College Republicans t-shirt prior to this semester? Hell no. In my estimation, this would be the response of about all but maybe twenty people that go to Vanderbilt. If you asked about a College Democrats shirt, the number of people that answer affirmatively might be...

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OPINION: Hazing Has No Place at Vanderbilt

OPINION: Hazing Has No Place at Vanderbilt

The author of this article wishes to remain anonymous. At Vanderbilt, where 42.4% of undergraduates are members of one of the university’s 32 fraternities or sororities, the Greek community comprises a vast swath of the student body. While the merits and faults of Greek life are frequent topics of campus...

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