Vandy First Years & Their Quest for the Fake: Purchasing Fake IDs

Vandy First Years & Their Quest for the Fake: Purchasing Fake IDs

Note: All students who currently have or will obtain a fake identification (ID) in the article spoke to VPR under the condition of anonymity. The gender of pseudonyms used throughout the article has no bearing on the actual genders and identities of the article’s sources. Every week, Broadway’s streets are...

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Sex for No Student Debt?

Sex for No Student Debt?

$63,532.  The annual total cost of attending Vanderbilt University.   Although 70% of Vanderbilt students come from top 20% of family incomes in the United States, many students walking across campus are struggling to afford the cost of higher education. How do most students afford this extravagant price tag?  Some undergraduates...

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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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Campaign Contributions of Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff in 2016

Campaign Contributions of Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff in 2016

Perhaps due to its location in the south as well as generalizations as to who has historically gone to the school, Vanderbilt has always had the reputation of being conservative relative to other elite universities, in terms of the faculty, the students, or the administration. However, how much weight does...

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Professor Carpenter on LGBT Research and Initiatives on Vanderbilt Campus

Professor Carpenter on LGBT Research and Initiatives on Vanderbilt Campus

Marriage equality has undoubtedly been a contentious issue. Even with the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in the 2015 court case Obergefell v. Hodges, a number of state and national initiatives seek to undermine or overthrow the decision. In addition, with the legalization of same-sex marriage, several related...

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‘The Invisible War’ and Kori Cioca: The parallels between rape culture on college campus and the military

‘The Invisible War’ and Kori Cioca: The parallels between rape culture on college campus and the military

CONTENT WARNING: Some brutal details regarding sexual assault are written about in this article. I’m left emotionally drained and powerfully moved after attending the Vanderbilt University Project Safe Center’s hosting of Kori Cioca, a stoic former military servicewoman who was sexually assaulted while serving with the U.S. Coast Guard. Her...

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OPINION: Football’s Woman Problem and How Vanderbilt is Contributing to it

OPINION: Football’s Woman Problem and How Vanderbilt is Contributing to it

My dad is an avid sports fan. If I make it to one game in an entire semester, it’s a miracle, but I can always expect score updates from him to keep me in the loop. Even from afar, I always get really into it. Not for the “beauty of...

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When Television Hits Too Close To Home

When Television Hits Too Close To Home

The race for the Presidency, much like the office itself, is often viewed as something all Americans can connect to on a personal level. Whether or not the data support us in our thought processes, we view presidential elections as events that reveal the soul of our nation on the...

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More than Just a Meme: How a Picture Sparked a Discussion on Cultural Appropriation and Greek Life at Vanderbilt

More than Just a Meme: How a Picture Sparked a Discussion on Cultural Appropriation and Greek Life at Vanderbilt

On Wednesday, a meme posted to a prominent Vanderbilt Facebook group sparked a passionate debate about cultural appropriation. The group, titled “dank new rand memes,” is familiar to many Vanderbilt students. It is usually a place of levity, where students make jokes at the expense of campus issues and characters....

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Adderall: Studying Miracle or Hidden Danger?

Adderall: Studying Miracle or Hidden Danger?

With midterms, papers, and projects piling up, it’s not difficult to feel overwhelmed with work as a student. How does one handle all of this work? Jesse, a Vanderbilt student whose name has been changed, does it by taking Adderall. Jesse describes Adderall as “a miracle study tool. I don’t...

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