Midterm Madness: Illinois

Midterm Madness: Illinois

This article is part of a series detailing and explaining midterm elections that are relevant to Vanderbilt students. Given that more students come from Illinois than any other state other than Tennessee, VPR has thought it important to showcase these races. If you’d like to ensure your role in our...

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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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Reflections on American Interventionism, Part II

Reflections on American Interventionism, Part II

This is the second in a pair of pieces reflecting on American Foreign Policy based on the experiences of the author in Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia. The first can be read here. One of the best things about living in Sarajevo is the fresh produce. All around the...

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Reflections on American Interventionism, Part I

Reflections on American Interventionism, Part I

This is the first in a pair of pieces reflecting on American Foreign Policy based on the experiences of the author in Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia. When informing friends and family that I would be spending this semester in Serbia, I was often posed with one of two...

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SPOTLIGHT: VPR’s Alejandro Monzon

SPOTLIGHT: VPR’s Alejandro Monzon

Alejandro Monzon is a Sophomore interning in Chicago, Illinois at both Senator Dick Durbin’s office and Citizens for Rauner, Inc. Alejandro is a writer and senior editor for VPR, a member of a the Undergraduate Political Science Association, and a writer for The Hustler. He is majoring in public policy...

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OP-ED: Trump is actively destroying the American Presidency

OP-ED: Trump is actively destroying the American Presidency

The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of its author.  Conservative commentators often say that Ronald Reagan brought a certain air of class to the White House. He was a smooth-talking, well-dressed, no-nonsense former Governor of California and actor. Dubbed “The Great Communicator,” President Reagan’s eloquence on controversial...

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