A Conversation with Justice Sotomayor

A Conversation with Justice Sotomayor

Naveen Krishnan contributed to this article.   Several weeks ago, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor came to Vanderbilt to meet with students and faculty. Before her formal presentation at the Vanderbilt Law school, Justice Sotomayor met with various undergraduate students including correspondents from VPR, sharing her experiences and lessons she...

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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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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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Vanderbilt Tuition Hikes Higher Than Ever

Vanderbilt Tuition Hikes Higher Than Ever

*Students who granted VPR information on their tuition and fees asked to remain anonymous. The gender of pseudonyms used throughout the article has no bearing on the actual genders and identities of the article’s sources. Vanderbilt tuition increased this academic year, just as it has in years past. One senior’s...

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Vanderbilt Students Have Mixed Opinions on Guns

Vanderbilt Students Have Mixed Opinions on Guns

As of November 6, the United States has experienced 307 mass shootings in 2017– almost as many days in the year so far. Due to the sheer number of mass shootings that the United States has experienced this year alone, the Vanderbilt Political Review decided to conduct an online survey...

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North Korea, Vanderbilt University, and You

North Korea, Vanderbilt University, and You

519 Vanderbilt undergraduate students and their families currently reside in the known range of a North Korean nuclear missile. With Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un dominating headlines, escalating tensions seemingly place Vanderbilt lives at a very real risk, causing concern for many students. “I follow a lot of politics stuff...

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OPINION: On rightness

OPINION: On rightness

Let’s face it Vanderbilt: being right-handed is under attack. During my over two and a half years at Vanderbilt, I have been dismayed by the lack of attention paid to this issue. If we really pride ourselves as being a campus of equity and equality for all, why have so...

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Lessons from an Auschwitz Survivor

Lessons from an Auschwitz Survivor

On Tuesday night, an 88-year-old Auschwitz survivor named Roman Kent came to Vanderbilt to share the story of his life throughout the Holocaust. During the war, Kent was imprisoned in the Lodz Ghetto and various concentration camps, persecuted for his Jewish heritage. Kent has since shared his story as a...

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Why It’s Time to Resist Wall Street and Embrace National Service

Why It’s Time to Resist Wall Street and Embrace National Service

Ask Vanderbilt students their post-graduation plans and you will typically receive a response consisting of consulting, banking, or engineering. You are far less likely to encounter students who plan to volunteer, teach, or join the public and foreign service after leaving school. This is hardly unique to Vanderbilt; top schools around...

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