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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TOM: Vanderbilt, Students Helping Those with Disabilities

TOM: Vanderbilt, Students Helping Those with Disabilities

This past weekend, January 19th to the 21st, Vanderbilt hosted its first annual TOM makeathon on the second floor of the Wondry. TOM Global is a non-profit based in Tel Aviv that hosts 72-hour makeathons across the globe. The TOM makeathon is an event where teams of engineers (known as...

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OPINION: Vanderbilt Sorority Rush, An Inherently Flawed System

OPINION: Vanderbilt Sorority Rush, An Inherently Flawed System

Many students at Vanderbilt are drawn to the process of rush with the promise of finding their “forever sisters,” but when the first round cuts come in, many girls are left disappointed and disillusioned. In fact, it’s not unusual to see several girls crying after cuts. With around 50% of...

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Looking Back at Vanderbilt’s Martin Luther King Day

Looking Back at Vanderbilt’s Martin Luther King Day

  Sydney Silberman contributed to this article.  On Monday, Vanderbilt students enjoyed a day off in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Students were encouraged to contemplate Dr. King’s legacy through a parade and various discussions hosted all across campus. One of the discussions featured the controversial issue of freedom...

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Pain, Hope, And A Touch Of Kosher Salt: The Story Of Aryeh’s Kitchen

Pain, Hope, And A Touch Of Kosher Salt: The Story Of Aryeh’s Kitchen

There’s something about Aryeh’s kitchen that begs a closer look. It might be the food truck’s vintage trailer, the Israeli hip hop playing outside on a portable speaker, or the Chabad rabbi serving food to students with a smile. Those who do take a second look won’t be disappointed. The...

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Tobacco’s New Frontier: The Rise of E-Cigarettes on College Campuses

Tobacco’s New Frontier: The Rise of E-Cigarettes on College Campuses

Last year, the mumps. This year, the JUUL. Vanderbilt’s latest epidemic is not a viral infection, but a slim rectangular box resembling a USB drive. Throughout campus, from Central Library to Greek houses, students can be seen smoking through JUUL e-cigarette devices. Designed in 2015 by Stanford graduate students James...

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Vanderbilt Tuition Hikes Higher Than Ever

Vanderbilt Tuition Hikes Higher Than Ever

*Students who granted VPR information on their tuition and fees asked to remain anonymous. The gender of pseudonyms used throughout the article has no bearing on the actual genders and identities of the article’s sources. Vanderbilt tuition increased this academic year, just as it has in years past. One senior’s...

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