Vanderbilt Students Have Mixed Opinions on Guns

Vanderbilt Students Have Mixed Opinions on Guns

As of November 6, the United States has experienced 307 mass shootings in 2017– almost as many days in the year so far. Due to the sheer number of mass shootings that the United States has experienced this year alone, the Vanderbilt Political Review decided to conduct an online survey...

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Vanderbilt in the Year 2117

Vanderbilt in the Year 2117

Many of today’s news stories highlight our rapidly advancing technology. Videos of Hanson Robotics’ A.I. robot Sophia have surfaced across news headlines and social media posts. New medical advances such as CRISPR-Cas9, a method of gene-editing that allows scientists to deactivate specific genes, are attracting attention due to the possibility...

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In Defense of Those Kneeling at Vanderbilt

In Defense of Those Kneeling at Vanderbilt

In August of 2016, Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers at the time, sat on the bench while the national anthem played for a preseason game. In a statement to the NFL he explained his decision, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in...

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Why Isn’t Nashville a Sanctuary City?

Why Isn’t Nashville a Sanctuary City?

Unlike many other big cities like New York City and Dallas, Nashville isn’t a sanctuary city—a place that limits its cooperation with federal immigration enforcement agents to promote trust and cooperation between unauthorized immigrants and local authorities. The existence of sanctuary cities has been an extremely contentious issue, with President...

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North Korea, Vanderbilt University, and You

North Korea, Vanderbilt University, and You

519 Vanderbilt undergraduate students and their families currently reside in the known range of a North Korean nuclear missile. With Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un dominating headlines, escalating tensions seemingly place Vanderbilt lives at a very real risk, causing concern for many students. “I follow a lot of politics stuff...

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Is the Vanderbilt Meal Plan Worth It?

Is the Vanderbilt Meal Plan Worth It?

For the past decade, Vanderbilt Campus Dining has been winning awards at an impressive rate, achieving a top 15 ranking for best college food every year since 2013. With 24 different locations on campus for students to get a meal anytime during the school year. Vanderbilt Campus Dining offers a wide...

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Future VU: No more parking on Greek Row?

Future VU: No more parking on Greek Row?

In March 2017, the Vanderbilt student body received a letter regarding the beginning of the implementation of the university’s most recent land use program, Future VU, based in the administration’s Academic Strategic Plan. Focusing specifically on efforts such as diversity and inclusion, campus environment, trans-institutional collaboration, sustainability, and the communal...

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Scrape-Your-Plate Day 

Scrape-Your-Plate Day 

A half-eaten sandwich, a cookie missing one bite, and a pile of breakfast potatoes mosey down the tray return to join a heap of other wasted food friends. I’ve often tried to mentally piece together those slices of cake, those bagels, those grape vines, and visualize what Vanderbilt’s post-consumer waste...

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Vandy First Years & Their Quest for the Fake: Purchasing Fake IDs

Vandy First Years & Their Quest for the Fake: Purchasing Fake IDs

Note: All students who currently have or will obtain a fake identification (ID) in the article spoke to VPR under the condition of anonymity. The gender of pseudonyms used throughout the article has no bearing on the actual genders and identities of the article’s sources. Every week, Broadway’s streets are...

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Sex for No Student Debt?

Sex for No Student Debt?

$63,532.  The annual total cost of attending Vanderbilt University.   Although 70% of Vanderbilt students come from top 20% of family incomes in the United States, many students walking across campus are struggling to afford the cost of higher education. How do most students afford this extravagant price tag?  Some undergraduates...

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