President George W. Bush Comes to Vanderbilt for a Night of Humor and Missed Opportunities

Last Monday, former President George W. Bush came and visited Vanderbilt’s campus for a conversation with Vanderbilt’s Chancellor Zeppos and Professor Jon Meacham. As someone who has largely retired from public life, I had high hopes that he would offer a candid view of his legacy. I was somewhat disappointed...

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Op-Ed: Why you Should Consider Forgiving Kamala Harris

Op-Ed: Why you Should Consider Forgiving Kamala Harris

Since Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign announcement in January, there’s been a lot of info floating around about her record as the Attorney General of California. To start, there are some “facts” floating around need clarification. In particular, the most popular critique of Harris is that she allegedly argued that inmates...

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“There’s not really a place for me politically.” — Meghan McCain at the Chancellor’s Lecture Series

“There’s not really a place for me politically.” — Meghan McCain at the Chancellor’s Lecture Series

In a half-full Langford Auditorium, Meghan McCain joined Jon Meacham and Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos for the latest installment of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series. McCain is a co-host of The View, a political analyst for ABC, and the daughter of longtime U.S. Senator John McCain. Zeppos and Meacham entered first, followed...

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Vanderbilt’s Tunnel of Oppression: Hidden Dores Event

Vanderbilt’s Tunnel of Oppression: Hidden Dores Event

On Saturday, February 9th, Hidden Dores constructed a Tunnel of Oppression on the third floor of Buttrick Hall. Several scenes were displayed, created in partnership with other campus organizations. The rooms depicted the perspectives of several oppressed groups on campus: First Generation students, immigrant students, LGBTQ+ students, and women. First...

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Super Bowl 2019

Super Bowl 2019

The past few years have been nothing short of controversy, rule changes, and Patriots overload for the National Football League. Although kneeling has lost America’s football spotlight, residual issues remain and are now showing themselves in 2019’s Super Bowl halftime show. The league has struggled for the past few months...

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Black-and-White Perspectives: Division and Tokenization in Vandy Greek Life

Black-and-White Perspectives: Division and Tokenization in Vandy Greek Life

Danny Harris and Adriel Bineza contributed to this article. An examination of the racial politics of this college campus would be remiss without discussing social life through the lens of race. At Vanderbilt, social life revolves around Greek Life for a significant portion of the student body. The National Panhellenic...

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The Intersection of Religion and Environmentalism

The Intersection of Religion and Environmentalism

On October 8, 2018, scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC), one of the most renowned bodies of climate scientists, released a report stating that under a business-as-usual scenario the earth will experience 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming by 2030. With only 1.5 degree warming, which is the...

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SATIRE: 25 Days of Bliss, or Why I Support the Government Shutdown

SATIRE: 25 Days of Bliss, or Why I Support the Government Shutdown

As of January 12, 2019, we are now experiencing the longest government shutdown in American history. I never would have thought that a border wall could be the breaking point upon which career politicians put aside their differences to decide, “enough is enough,” and force the American system into chaos....

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CIA Compromised: Is Familiarity with Social Media the Death of Espionage and Privacy?

CIA Compromised: Is Familiarity with Social Media the Death of Espionage and Privacy?

CIA Compromised: Is Familiarity with Social Media the Death of Espionage? In 2011, Iran unearthed a ring of US spies and their handlers somewhat inexplicably. This compromised the US’s negotiating power in terms of the nuclear deal and sabotaged bleeding-edge intel about the state of Iran’s nuclear development. Last year...

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Midterm Madness: Texas

Midterm Madness: Texas

Gubernatorial Race         Who’s running?         In this race, incumbent Governor Greg Abbott (R) is being challenged by former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez (D). Abbott won his primary with 90% of the vote and is favored heavily to win the election, while Valdez secured her nomination in a runoff...

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