North Korea, Vanderbilt University, and You

North Korea, Vanderbilt University, and You

519 Vanderbilt undergraduate students and their families currently reside in the known range of a North Korean nuclear missile. With Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un dominating headlines, escalating tensions seemingly place Vanderbilt lives at a very real risk, causing concern for many students. “I follow a lot of politics stuff...

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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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Inclusivity and the Future of Greek Life at Vanderbilt

Inclusivity and the Future of Greek Life at Vanderbilt

Greek life on college campuses has long been derided as a place where diversity cannot flourish and racism is the status quo. It is easy to find headlines of Greek chapters at other schools going viral for racist drinking chants or bid day Snapchats. At Vanderbilt, examples of this blatant...

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Vanderbilt’s Mental Health Resources

Vanderbilt’s Mental Health Resources

The Vanderbilt community has lost two students within the past week. It is understandable how hard these events can be to work through, so some important resources are listed below; I highly encourage you to use them if you are in need. Please remember that you are so, so loved...

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SPOTLIGHT: Ben Lackner

SPOTLIGHT: Ben Lackner

As a rising sophomore in Vanderbilt’s Political Review, Ben Lackner has outpaced even his own expectations while working as an intern for Buffalo’s mayor, Byron Brown. As Brown seeks his fourth term as the city’s first African-American mayor, Lackner is responsible for the re-election campaign’s social media presence—a growing role...

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Vanderbilt Students Launch Week-Long Fast in Protest of Wendy’s

Vanderbilt Students Launch Week-Long Fast in Protest of Wendy’s

A group of Vanderbilt students are fasting this week as part of a nation-wide protest against fast food chain Wendy’s over alleged worker’s rights violations. The students, totaling twelve in all, started fasting on April 18th and plan to continue fasting until April 25th. The fast will culminate in a...

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Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected Tropical Diseases

This essay, authored by Michael Zoorob ’16, appeared in the Fall 2013 print issue. Almost all of the most impoverished billion human beings suffer from at least one infectious disease. A cluster of thirty diseases – collectively known as neglected tropical diseases – afflicts 1.4 billion people, more than one-sixth...

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Full Faith and Credit

Full Faith and Credit

This essay, authored by Cade Baxter ’16, appeared in the Fall 2013 Print Issue. This fall, America came within hours of hitting its debt limit, which would have resulted in an unprecedented default on American debt service payments. It is unclear what the specific repercussions of a default would be,...

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