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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
Slide Show: Vanderbilt Students Join in Protest

Slide Show: Vanderbilt Students Join in Protest

Today, hundreds came together outside the offices of Sens. Lamar Alexander (R) and Bob Corker (R) to protest the immigration ban issued by President Trump. Speakers including Mayor Megan Barry (D), Vice Mayor David Briley (D) and State Senator Jeff Yarbro (D) used the back of a pickup truck as...

Read more
The Silent Inauguration

The Silent Inauguration

On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump took the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States. The man who has inspired so much passion on both sides of the political spectrum has finally become our Commander in Chief. He has mobilized a portion of the...

Read more
Little Kurdistan, USA

Little Kurdistan, USA

Driving down Nolensville Pike, look left to see the Nashville Speedway. Look just past the track and an unassuming warehouse comes into view: the al-Mahdi Islamic Center. There are eleven thousand cultural Kurds residing in Nashville, by far the largest such community in America. These refugees hail from the geo-cultural...

Read more
Tennessee’s DUI Screw Up

Tennessee’s DUI Screw Up

By Jack Cramer and Bailey Bowden Over the last few weeks, Tennesseans have had a first-hand look at bureaucratic breakdown. Earlier this year, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a law intending to change how the state dealt with drunk drivers under the age of twenty-one. Soon after this law was...

Read more
What to Expect From Tennessee Next Tuesday

What to Expect From Tennessee Next Tuesday

As Super Tuesday approaches in Tennessee, the state has seen the start of presidential campaign visits. Marco Rubio had a rally in Franklin over the weekend where, according to his campaign website, almost 4,000 locals came out to support. This was a triumph for the campaign, as they were only...

Read more
Nashville’s Missed Moment

Nashville’s Missed Moment

Since deinstitutionalization in the latter half of the twentieth century, portions of America’s mentally ill population have struggled with issues such as incarceration, homelessness and affordable housing, and lack of health insurance among other issues. In Nashville, where affordable housing is one of the most pressing issues for the low-income...

Read more