Retired Colonel John Agoglia shares perspective as military planner during 9/11

Retired Colonel John Agoglia shares perspective as military planner during 9/11

(Photo Credit: PKSOI, Stability Operations) In memory of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the Vanderbilt Programming Board hosted retired Colonel John Agoglia who spoke about his military experience with the topic “Planning the U.S. Response to 9/11.” Agoglia was a military planner based at Central Command in Tampa,...

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Security Amongst Non-Residential Upperclassmen

Security Amongst Non-Residential Upperclassmen

Among major US metropolitan areas, Nashville strikes a balance between a modern urban center for millennials, and a home for those who crave the quaintness of small-town life. With that reputation comes the expectation of community and security — qualities that the rapid growth of Nashville might potentially disrupt. In...

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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

I can vaguely recall walking confusedly down Alumni Lawn, enveloped in joyful screaming from my new upperclassmen peers and flanked by posters listing campus organization after campus organization. This was my new home, and for the first few weeks, I allowed my excitement about a new life at Vanderbilt to...

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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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