Proud Gay Republican

Proud Gay Republican

As a proud gay, vegan, environmentalist, I often astound people when I tell them that I am also a Republican. My political dogma is unique considering I draw upon many different ideological camps and synthesize them into my own brand. I definitely ascribe to the idea of “America First” and...

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White Supremacist Posters Found in Stevenson Library at Vanderbilt

White Supremacist Posters Found in Stevenson Library at Vanderbilt

Today, posters blatantly supporting white supremacy were found hanging in a Stevenson study room—a Stevenson study room that is frequently visited by Muslim students of our community. The posters feature an older white man pointing Uncle Sam style, and read: Men of the West Don’t give in to hate Love...

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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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Nashville Transit Campaign Kicks Off

Nashville Transit Campaign Kicks Off

On Saturday, September 9th, political figures and interested citizens gathered at Nashville’s Farmers Market to kick off the Transit for Nashville campaign. The campaign is a petition-drive for a referendum on May 1st to fund a transit plan for the growing city. Signing the petition is equivalent to saying, “I’m...

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Talking Politics with Professor Marc Hetherington

Talking Politics with Professor Marc Hetherington

VPR’s John Konicki sits with Professor Marc Hetherington to talk about the future of the Republican and Democratic parties in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency.  

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10 Ways the Criminal Justice System Is Broken

10 Ways the Criminal Justice System Is Broken

Over the summer, I interned with the Cook County Public Defender Office.  I interviewed clients, observed hearings and trials, toured one of Chicago’s jails, and partook in the defense strategizing of a juvenile homicide case.  This internship exposed me to all parts of the criminal justice system, including the various...

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Robert Schutt: Student, Politician

Robert Schutt: Student, Politician

You’re 21 years old. You’ve spent your adult life watching career politicians run unopposed in your county, election after election. You’ve seen voter turnout and civic engagement in your city languish. You’re sick of seeing the same men rewarded with political office over and over again, even in the wake...

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INTERVIEW: TNDP’s Kris Murphy

INTERVIEW: TNDP’s Kris Murphy

Recently, the Vanderbilt Political Review’s Noah van Mierlo had the opportunity to sit down with the Kris Murphy, the Tennessee Democratic Party’s Senior Political Director. Mr. Murphy grew up in a political family and worked as an organizer for Tennessee Citizen Action after graduating college. He served as political director...

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Nashville’s Affordable Housing Crisis

Nashville’s Affordable Housing Crisis

  Luxury apartments such as Aertson and The Dallas offer perfect off-campus housing for Vanderbilt upperclassmen. Aertson, a new apartment complex being built near campus, has all the amenities a Vanderbilt student or young professional could ever want or need, including a pool, rooftop terrace, and dog park. However, apartment...

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Google vs. AT&T: A Battle for Nashville

Google vs. AT&T: A Battle for Nashville

On September 22nd, telecommunications conglomerate AT&T sued the Nashville government. The lawsuit arrived one day after Mayor Megan Barry signed the “One Touch Make Ready” ordinance into law, which allows contractors to install new broadband lines on utility poles and to move existing lines, regardless of ownership, to accommodate new...

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