A response to “In Defense of Hazing”

A response to “In Defense of Hazing”

Written by an anonymous member of the Greek community. If you’re reading this article, odds are you’ve already read “In Defense of Hazing,” by Anonymous. The author will henceforth be referred to as “Mr. Misunderstood”, as his column makes clear. I am a junior in the Greek community who pledged...

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New Parks and Recreation Director Faces Ambitious Department

New Parks and Recreation Director Faces Ambitious Department

Monique Odom has been hired as the Nashville Metro Parks and Recreation department director, replacing the retired director Tommy Lynch. Her tenure will perhaps provide Vanderbilt students more outlets for recreational activity around the university.   Odom has an extensive history in Nashville. She received her undergraduate degree in political...

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Opioid Crisis Grips Nashville

Opioid Crisis Grips Nashville

While rural areas are known for opioid epidemics, some may be surprised to find out that this problem has spread to Tennessee’s capital of Nashville. The epidemic, which has gripped the United States, is described as the increased use of, and death from, prescriptions opioids like oxycodone and cheaper drugs...

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OPINION: Syrian War was Long Overdue

This past summer I had the opportunity to visit some of my family members in Beirut, Lebanon.  For the most part, I was literate about the Syrian Civil War and current political discourse in Lebanon. Yet, my understanding of Middle East politics was changed when I was able to travel...

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In Defense of Those Kneeling at Vanderbilt

In Defense of Those Kneeling at Vanderbilt

In August of 2016, Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers at the time, sat on the bench while the national anthem played for a preseason game. In a statement to the NFL he explained his decision, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in...

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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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