Sunday, June 17, 2018

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

WHEAT: I’m Asian, I don’t use the n-word and neither should...

Confronting microaggressive behavior

ROTTMAN: When some beliefs are better

Let’s begin with a simple thought experiment. Adam believes that no beliefs are better than others, while Sally believes that some beliefs are better...

HINSON: Counting your spoons with an invisible illness

There’s a great article on the internet about this thing called Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino. Now imagine you were handed a fistful of...