VSG Election Results

VSG Election Results

VPR has just received word that Frances Burton and Veer Shah have won the 2019 Vanderbilt Student Government Presidential Election. Burton and Shah faced off against Nico Gardner-Serna and Taylor Thompson in this year’s election. The two campaigns were particularly notable this year because both Vice-Presidential candidates, Veer Shah and...

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Tour Guides Demand Compensation In Protest, Threaten Strike

Tour Guides Demand Compensation In Protest, Threaten Strike

**This is an ongoing story and will be updated as more information becomes available** This morning at 11:00am the Vanderbilt Tour Guides launched a demonstration on Alumni Lawn in a call for compensation. According to Telyse Masaoay, Vanderbilt senior and President of Tour Guides, the tour guides are demanding compensation...

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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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Have we given up on the freedom of the press? Academics, local journalists discuss on campus

Have we given up on the freedom of the press? Academics, local journalists discuss on campus

On Tuesday evening, Vanderbilt College Democrats and The Hustler co-sponsored a panel event titled, “Have we given up on freedom of the press?” Panelists, including representatives from The Tennessean, The Hustler, and Vanderbilt undergraduate and Law schools, sat down to discuss the importance of the First Amendment and independent journalism...

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Aggressive Espionage Places Chinese Students at Risk of Removal

Aggressive Espionage Places Chinese Students at Risk of Removal

Under the Trump administration, U.S.-China tensions have exacerbated to new levels. Washington has recently adopted a far more confrontational strategy to deal with China’s growing influence and suspected malfeasance, and many experts believe that the U.S. is steadily moving closer to a Cold War with China. U.S. officials continue to...

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Opinion: Dead Week is Dead

Opinion: Dead Week is Dead

As “dead week” creeps up on Vanderbilt’s campus, cries of emerging adulthood angst can be heard while walking past hot study spots and traces of adderall can be found scattered amongst Central Library’s sordid shelves. Why all the stress? If students are free from the burdens of a normal school...

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Study Finds That White Banners Hung From Frat Houses Cure Mental Illness

Study Finds That White Banners Hung From Frat Houses Cure Mental Illness

In a stunning finding from Vanderbilt Medical Center, mental illness is on its way to being cured on Vanderbilt’s campus. A team of researchers at the medical center investigated the impact of mental health initiatives being led by fraternities and sororities on Vanderbilt’s campus and found that they are wildly...

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Gift of Life Mega-Drive Is a Success

Gift of Life Mega-Drive Is a Success

Last week, volunteers at Vanderbilt helped lead a mega-drive for Gift of Life, one of the world’s leading bone marrow and stem cell registries. Gift of Life finds healthy donors for patients battling blood disorders in need of a life saving match through registering people around the country to increase...

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Sexual assault myths and misconceptions in the #MeToo era

Sexual assault myths and misconceptions in the #MeToo era

One year ago today, actress Ashley Judd sparked a national conversation about sexual assault and harassment with her allegations in the New York Times that powerful movie producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed her and harmed her career. Since then, many powerful alleged abusers, including Kevin Spacey, Roy Price, Larry...

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Midterm Madness: Tennessee

Midterm Madness: Tennessee

This article is part of an article series detailing and explaining midterm elections that are relevant to Vanderbilt students. It gives details on important races in Tennessee that Vanderbilt students should be aware of, from the race for the governor’s mansion to closely-contested races in the state house. If you’d...

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