OPINION: Canada Goose’s Blood-Drenched Coats

OPINION: Canada Goose’s Blood-Drenched Coats

There seems to be an epidemic of Canada Goose parkas on Vanderbilt’s campus. The coats are a winter luxury trend across the United States, with a price tag ranging from $900 to $1,700. Much of this price comes from the materials that are used in these coats—one of those being...

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Reflections on American Interventionism, Part II

Reflections on American Interventionism, Part II

This is the second in a pair of pieces reflecting on American Foreign Policy based on the experiences of the author in Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia. The first can be read here. One of the best things about living in Sarajevo is the fresh produce. All around the...

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Don’t Underestimate the Women’s March

Don’t Underestimate the Women’s March

This past Saturday, about 10,000 people gathered in front of Nashville’s courthouse, and with them nearly 10,000 signs sharing messages like, “Keep your policies off my body!” and “Vaginas got you here, vaginas will vote you out.” Women, and the men who love them, roared, chanted, and pumped their fists...

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How We Are All Complicit in the Worst Humanitarian Crisis since WWII

How We Are All Complicit in the Worst Humanitarian Crisis since WWII

  In February of this year, the United Nations declared famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen, claiming that the crisis endangering 20 million people is the largest humanitarian disaster since World War II. Six months later, the United Nations has classified the situation in Yemen as being the...

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Reflections on American Interventionism, Part I

Reflections on American Interventionism, Part I

This is the first in a pair of pieces reflecting on American Foreign Policy based on the experiences of the author in Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia. When informing friends and family that I would be spending this semester in Serbia, I was often posed with one of two...

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The Catalonian Independence Movement And Its Impact On Students Studying Abroad

The Catalonian Independence Movement And Its Impact On Students Studying Abroad

Abigail Fournier contributed to this article Each year, Juniors at Vanderbilt have the choice to study abroad in over 100 cities throughout dozens of countries. One of the most popular destinations is the Spanish city of Barcelona, known for its historic architecture, delicious food, and celebrated museums. Recently, however, Barcelona...

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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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Lessons from an Auschwitz Survivor

Lessons from an Auschwitz Survivor

On Tuesday night, an 88-year-old Auschwitz survivor named Roman Kent came to Vanderbilt to share the story of his life throughout the Holocaust. During the war, Kent was imprisoned in the Lodz Ghetto and various concentration camps, persecuted for his Jewish heritage. Kent has since shared his story as a...

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OPINION: Supporting Palestinian Political Prisoners on Hunger Strikes is Our Moral Imperative

OPINION: Supporting Palestinian Political Prisoners on Hunger Strikes is Our Moral Imperative

Some portions of this article detail graphic personal accounts of sexual assault, torture, and violence that some readers may find disturbing. In the summer of 2015, I embarked on a trip to Occupied Palestine, an experience that would change my life forever. Palestinians have lived stateless and under Israeli military...

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Important events in Iraq and Yemen are largely being ignored

Important events in Iraq and Yemen are largely being ignored

In the days leading up to the election it seems that all news coverage is focusing on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Unfortunately, the spectacle of this election has overshadowed events in the Middle East that are shaping the region as well as the United States’ role in it.  ...

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