Lee wins rough GOP primary, Vice Mayoral race goes to runoff

Lee wins rough GOP primary, Vice Mayoral race goes to runoff

This past Thursday, Nashville was overcome with election fever. With both of the party’s primaries and the Davidson County general election coming to a close, the night was filled with predictable results and unexpected shocks. The biggest surprise of the night came on the Republican ballot for governor, where Williamson...

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David Briley Wins Mayoral Special Election

David Briley Wins Mayoral Special Election

This past Thursday, Nashville Mayor David Briley won the special election for the rest of former Mayor Megan Barry’s term. Briley won 54.5 percent of the vote, with former Vanderbilt political science professor Carol Swain coming in a distant second place. Behind her 22.9 percent of the vote was a...

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Nashville’s March For Our Lives

Nashville’s March For Our Lives

March 24th 2018 brought close to 12,000 Nashvillians to the streets. Protesters and activists marched in solidarity with the victims of gun violence in hopes of common sense gun reform. Following the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, a movement, unbounded by partisan politics, formed The March for Our Lives....

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Opinion: Time for Vanderbilt to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford, Boston University, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, London School of Economics, Oxford, Cambridge, the University of California system, University of Edinburgh. Over recent years, universities around the globe have acknowledged scientific truths, the passion of their students and faculty, and the moral imperatives they possess to divest, in...

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New Parks and Recreation Director Faces Ambitious Department

New Parks and Recreation Director Faces Ambitious Department

Monique Odom has been hired as the Nashville Metro Parks and Recreation department director, replacing the retired director Tommy Lynch. Her tenure will perhaps provide Vanderbilt students more outlets for recreational activity around the university.   Odom has an extensive history in Nashville. She received her undergraduate degree in political...

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Climate Change’s Impact on Your Plate

Climate Change’s Impact on Your Plate

On the edge of North Nashville and a ten-minute drive off of I-40 sits the lab and office of Tennessee State University Professor Jianwei Li. With microscopes, buzzing spectrometers, and dangling lab gear all around, Li works to explore the mysteries of the changing world of agriculture. “Many populations [in...

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