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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Gathering together on and off campus

The Nashville community is rallying in support of democracy, while a series of showcases closes out the semester
Barrie Barto
Students Demand Action organizes the walkout on Magnolia Lawn, as photographed on April 3, 2023. (Hustler Multimedia/Barrie Barto)

This week was another busy one for the Vanderbilt community.

Many started the week walking out to show their support of sensible gun legislation. To end the week, sports games and showcases took up most of students’ time.

Activism in Nashville

According to Vanderbilt’s Students Demand Action chapter, about 1,000 students from Vanderbilt took to the streets and marched downtown last Monday, demanding sensible gun legislation in reaction to the Covenant School shooting two weeks ago. The Nashville community also rallied on April 6 to support the legislators who were expelled from office after speaking out in protest on the House floor on March 30. On Friday, community members gathered at Fisk University to hear from the expelled legislators and Vice President Kamala Harris. 


Though there was much activity off campus this week for the Commodores, women’s tennis brought home a win over Kentucky on April 8 at the Currey Tennis Center, after men’s tennis loss the day before to Texas A&M. Vanderbilt Lacrosse also fell to JMU on Saturday. 

Student showcases 

End-of-semester showcases are in full swing around campus. VIVID hosted a dance battle-themed showcase, and Vandy Vanity hosted its fashion show following last week’s Vanderbilt Fashion Week. At the beginning of the week, the Caribbean Student Association performed in the sunshine at Carnival, its annual showcase.

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Barrie Barto, Photography Director
Barrie Barto ('25) is majoring in medicine, health & society with minors in communication of science and technology and neuroscience in the College of Arts and Science. She previously served as a staff photographer. Outside of The Hustler, you can find Barrie cheering on the St. Louis Blues or tracking down the best gluten-free food in Nashville. She can be reached at [email protected].
Nikita Rohila, Deputy Social Media Director
Nikita Rohila ('25) is from a small town in Arkansas and is majoring in psychology and medicine, health and society in the College of Arts and Science. During her free time, she enjoys roaming around the city and getting cinematic-style shots for her photography account! You can reach her at [email protected].
Amelia Simpson, Staff Photographer
Amelia Simpson ('25) hails from Brisbane, Australia and is a student in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in public policy. Outside of her work in the Hustler’s multimedia sections, Amelia is a member of the club rowing and equestrian teams. You can reach her at [email protected]
Claire Gatlin, Life Editor
Claire Gatlin ('24) is a student in Peabody College studying human and organizational development and political science. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, reading and rollerblading. You can reach her at [email protected].
Ophelia Lu, Staff Photographer
Ophelia Lu (‘26) is majoring in biomedical engineering and minoring in data science in the School of Engineering. She’s from Los Angeles. Ophelia loves reading, spending hours on a book hoard, calligraphy, biking and listening to music. She can be reached at [email protected]
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