Rites of Spring Controversies, Explained

Rites of Spring Controversies, Explained

Lindsay Williams contributed to the writing of this article. This story is developing. It will be updated as events unfold. As one of the most anticipated events of the year, Rites of Spring and pre-concert celebrations mark both the end of another school year and a yearning for summer break....

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Human Rights Worldwide: Where does Nashville stand?

Human Rights Worldwide: Where does Nashville stand?

On January 17, the Human Rights Watch released their annual report, a review of human rights violations and practices across the globe. To preface each report, the organization’s Executive Director, Kenneth Roth, publishes an article recounting the year’s major events and summarizes his review with a theme. This year’s headline...

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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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Vanderbilt College Democrats Issue Statement on Migrant Ban

Vanderbilt College Democrats Issue Statement on Migrant Ban

In 1939, the United States blocked 908 Jewish refugees on the MS St. Louis from entering the country. Forced to return to Europe, about a quarter of those refugees were killed in the Holocaust. Last Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that has the potential to repeat this lethal...

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VSG Senate Recommends Vanderbilt Become a Sanctuary Campus

VSG Senate Recommends Vanderbilt Become a Sanctuary Campus

On Wednesday, November 30th, the Vanderbilt Student Government Senate voted overwhelmingly to recommend that Vanderbilt become a sanctuary campus. The resolution is a reaction to fears that many students, especially those who are undocumented or of Muslim faith, have about President-Elect Donald Trump, who has advocated for mass deportations and a...

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Why I Support Trump

Why I Support Trump

In the current election cycle, Donald Trump is poised to become the Republican Party presidential nominee, as he is the only candidate who can realistically secure the number of delegates required to avoid a contested convention in July. Even with Senator Cruz’s victory in Utah, the momentum is still clearly...

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