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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The Right to Speak: Pro-Choice and Pro-Life at Vanderbilt

The Right to Speak: Pro-Choice and Pro-Life at Vanderbilt

*Some Vanderbilt students interviewed for this article have asked to remain anonymous. As a result, the pronouns used do not necessarily reflect the gender of the student. “My mother seriously considered ” due to medical conditions, says Faith, a pro-life Vanderbilt student. But instead, her mother chose life. Faith...

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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: 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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Your Flulapalooza Shot Will Protect You This Season — Even If It Doesn’t Work

Your Flulapalooza Shot Will Protect You This Season — Even If It Doesn’t Work

Each fall, thousands of Vanderbilt students, staff, and faculty wait in a line that snakes around the Medical Center and Langford Auditorium for a free seasonal flu shot. The controlled chaos that is Flulapalooza is actually one of the university’s proudest achievements; what started as a practice run for a...

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Political Anomaly Governor Charlie Baker Reveals the Utility of Deserting Partisan Polarization

Political Anomaly Governor Charlie Baker Reveals the Utility of Deserting Partisan Polarization

It is no surprise that politics has become increasingly polarized in recent years. Ideological beliefs continue to grow further and further apart between the parties, manifested by the major increases in Congressional filibusters and the emergence of a partisan media continually blaming those of the opposite party. In addition, split...

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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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