Vanderbilt Students Have Mixed Opinions on Guns

Vanderbilt Students Have Mixed Opinions on Guns

As of November 6, the United States has experienced 307 mass shootings in 2017– almost as many days in the year so far. Due to the sheer number of mass shootings that the United States has experienced this year alone, the Vanderbilt Political Review decided to conduct an online survey...

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Vanderbilt in the Year 2117

Vanderbilt in the Year 2117

Many of today’s news stories highlight our rapidly advancing technology. Videos of Hanson Robotics’ A.I. robot Sophia have surfaced across news headlines and social media posts. New medical advances such as CRISPR-Cas9, a method of gene-editing that allows scientists to deactivate specific genes, are attracting attention due to the possibility...

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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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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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Why Isn’t Nashville a Sanctuary City?

Why Isn’t Nashville a Sanctuary City?

Unlike many other big cities like New York City and Dallas, Nashville isn’t a sanctuary city—a place that limits its cooperation with federal immigration enforcement agents to promote trust and cooperation between unauthorized immigrants and local authorities. The existence of sanctuary cities has been an extremely contentious issue, with President...

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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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Is the Vanderbilt Meal Plan Worth It?

Is the Vanderbilt Meal Plan Worth It?

For the past decade, Vanderbilt Campus Dining has been winning awards at an impressive rate, achieving a top 15 ranking for best college food every year since 2013. With 24 different locations on campus for students to get a meal anytime during the school year. Vanderbilt Campus Dining offers a wide...

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Vandy First Years & Their Quest for the Fake: Purchasing Fake IDs

Vandy First Years & Their Quest for the Fake: Purchasing Fake IDs

Note: All students who currently have or will obtain a fake identification (ID) in the article spoke to VPR under the condition of anonymity. The gender of pseudonyms used throughout the article has no bearing on the actual genders and identities of the article’s sources. Every week, Broadway’s streets are...

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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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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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