¡BLAIR! brings Latin American music to Vanderbilt

¡BLAIR! brings Latin American music to Vanderbilt

This April Vanderbilt Blair School of Music will be hosting the first bilingual English-Spanish conducting symposium in the United States. ¡BLAIR!, Blair’s Latin American Initiatives and Resources, has accepted seven conductors from four different Latin American countries to participate in the Conducting Symposium. This three-day intensive experience will focus on...

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Tennessee Legislature Considering Medical Marijuana Legalization

Tennessee Legislature Considering Medical Marijuana Legalization

A new bipartisan push for the legalization of medical marijuana has emerged within the Tennessee state legislature. Following the success of last year’s bill that legalized oil-based cannabis products, lawmakers are looking to bring the full medicinal benefits of the substance to the state’s residents.   This week, Senator Janice...

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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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Vanderbilt Students Campaigning: A Closer Look at Politics Outside the Bubble

Vanderbilt Students Campaigning: A Closer Look at Politics Outside the Bubble

This past Friday, I spent a chilly afternoon knocking on doors in a Southeast Nashville neighborhood. With a clipboard in one arm, and a stack of pamphlets in the other, I practiced my speech on the sidewalk. Hello, My name is Katie, and I’m canvassing for Democratic candidates in Tennessee....

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Progress on the Agenda at K.C. Potter Center Anniversary

Progress on the Agenda at K.C. Potter Center Anniversary

This past Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of Vanderbilt’s K.C. Potter Center, which houses the Office of LGBTQI Life on campus. The building is named for K.C. Potter, who as Dean of Residential Affairs drastically improved Vanderbilt’s inclusivity towards LGBTQI students. This included allowing Lambda, Vanderbilt’s undergraduate LGBTQI club, to...

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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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Security Amongst Non-Residential Upperclassmen

Security Amongst Non-Residential Upperclassmen

Among major US metropolitan areas, Nashville strikes a balance between a modern urban center for millennials, and a home for those who crave the quaintness of small-town life. With that reputation comes the expectation of community and security — qualities that the rapid growth of Nashville might potentially disrupt. In...

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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

I can vaguely recall walking confusedly down Alumni Lawn, enveloped in joyful screaming from my new upperclassmen peers and flanked by posters listing campus organization after campus organization. This was my new home, and for the first few weeks, I allowed my excitement about a new life at Vanderbilt to...

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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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