Monday, February 20, 2017

ROTTMAN: A perspective on happiness

Happiness is, after all, one of the most important ideas we can think about, and the way in which we think about it affects not only our own lives but the lives of those who live among us.

BRADSHAW: Better than bystanders

This isn’t just happening to people in other parts of the country, this is happening to people in your classes and living in your building.

LETTER: Looking to the future

As a woman, you are constantly doubted, patronized or marginalized almost daily — Secretary Clinton gave us hope, because she is a woman that dares to think herself the equal of the men in the room.

AMMISETTY: What having my bike stolen taught me about racial profiling

I did not even realize what I was expecting until I encountered what I was definitely not expecting.

YUAN: So you want to be an RA

RAs are equipped with the singular capacity to recognize and engage with all their residents — and this is decidedly separate from simply “having” the capacity to engage at that level, because it emphasizes the fact that that ability is given unto them by their official job detail.

BRUCE: A better objective for a Vanderbilt education

For your consideration, by a class of 2016 graduate

LI: When “following your passion” isn’t so straightforward

Before college, I once had a teacher who told stories about how she had wanted to become a teacher ever since the age of...

NZEGWU: Misinterpreting the Outstanding Senior award

From serving as an Outstanding Senior chair to now a VPB Homecoming Chair, I find myself at odds with the ramifications of running the...

HONG: Breaking the glass display of the international experience

Arrival is turbulent. The shaky plane speeds across the rough concrete before gradually decelerating. Initially tense, my nerves slowly resettle. Through the tiny rectangular...

Another year, another Most Outstanding White Senior

How our campus ignores alternative narratives of excellence