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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Study Finds That White Banners Hung From Frat Houses Cure Mental Illness

Study Finds That White Banners Hung From Frat Houses Cure Mental Illness

In a stunning finding from Vanderbilt Medical Center, mental illness is on its way to being cured on Vanderbilt’s campus. A team of researchers at the medical center investigated the impact of mental health initiatives being led by fraternities and sororities on Vanderbilt’s campus and found that they are wildly...

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Yes, you failed again: The State of Tests at Vanderbilt

Yes, you failed again: The State of Tests at Vanderbilt

“I am told grades don’t define who I am, but it seems like every exam day I risk the rest of my future on a piece of paper.” This is the reaction of an anonymous freshman after taking a Calculus exam. This sentiment could be also felt throughout the dorms...

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In The Wake Of Kavanaugh Hearing, Anita Hill Visits Campus With A Message Of Justice And Empowerment

In The Wake Of Kavanaugh Hearing, Anita Hill Visits Campus With A Message Of Justice And Empowerment

After the growth of the #MeToo movement caused a mass reflection on how many men in positions of power continue to act inappropriately around women, the events of Clarence Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing gained a newfound relevance. Thomas’ hearing was defined by the sexual misconduct allegations levelled against...

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Progress on the Agenda at K.C. Potter Center Anniversary

Progress on the Agenda at K.C. Potter Center Anniversary

This past Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of Vanderbilt’s K.C. Potter Center, which houses the Office of LGBTQI Life on campus. The building is named for K.C. Potter, who as Dean of Residential Affairs drastically improved Vanderbilt’s inclusivity towards LGBTQI students. This included allowing Lambda, Vanderbilt’s undergraduate LGBTQI club, to...

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Med School Myth: Practicing Abroad

Med School Myth: Practicing Abroad

“You are not useful until you have been trained,” states an article in the International Urogynecology Journal, which discusses urogynecology medical volunteerism by doctors. Even fully licensed doctors trained in the United States can do harm when conducting procedures in other countries. Different health problems exist in foreign countries that...

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Gift of Life Mega-Drive Is a Success

Gift of Life Mega-Drive Is a Success

Last week, volunteers at Vanderbilt helped lead a mega-drive for Gift of Life, one of the world’s leading bone marrow and stem cell registries. Gift of Life finds healthy donors for patients battling blood disorders in need of a life saving match through registering people around the country to increase...

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