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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Nashville Rejects Transit: What Happens Now

Nashville Rejects Transit: What Happens Now

This past Tuesday, May 1st, Nashville voted to reject the transit plan proposed by the Metro Government, which would have improved the city’s public transportation using dedicated funding obtained by raising four taxes. Vanderbilt University, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the Vanderbilt College Democrats participated as members of the...

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Letter from the Editor: Goodbye, Good Luck, and Thank You

Letter from the Editor: Goodbye, Good Luck, and Thank You

As a first year student wandering the stalls of the organization fair, I had an overwhelming sense of inferiority. I joined my friends upstairs in the commons center and watched them grab fliers for a capella groups and club sports. Of course, I thought, all these intelligent students were also...

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April 23 Repeal Date for Net Neutrality Looms, Uncertainty Remains

April 23 Repeal Date for Net Neutrality Looms, Uncertainty Remains

Net neutrality is a term that has been in the political lexicon for almost 15 years. For many though, it has only entered their consciousness in the wake of heated debates over its repeal. Vanderbilt students, like millions of their peers around the country, have become poster children for the...

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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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VSG Presidential Debate Reveals Differences in Platforms

Each year, the Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) presidential elections offer students the opportunity to choose the leadership of the student body. In last year’s race, which featured four tickets, one candidate complained of being “sick and tired of being called a joke” and promised to “make VSG less scary.” The...

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A response to “In Defense of Hazing”

A response to “In Defense of Hazing”

Written by an anonymous member of the Greek community. If you’re reading this article, odds are you’ve already read “In Defense of Hazing,” by Anonymous. The author will henceforth be referred to as “Mr. Misunderstood”, as his column makes clear. I am a junior in the Greek community who pledged...

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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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Opioid Crisis Grips Nashville

Opioid Crisis Grips Nashville

While rural areas are known for opioid epidemics, some may be surprised to find out that this problem has spread to Tennessee’s capital of Nashville. The epidemic, which has gripped the United States, is described as the increased use of, and death from, prescriptions opioids like oxycodone and cheaper drugs...

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OPINION: Syrian War was Long Overdue

This past summer I had the opportunity to visit some of my family members in Beirut, Lebanon.  For the most part, I was literate about the Syrian Civil War and current political discourse in Lebanon. Yet, my understanding of Middle East politics was changed when I was able to travel...

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