PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Preparing for the future

Vanderbilt hosted Anchor Day for the Class of 2027, and students learned how to safely advocate this week.


Katherine Oung

A rainbow appears as Reverend Osagyefo Sekou leads a non-violent direct action training for students in the Tennessee Student Solidarity Network at Centennial Park, as photographed on April 13, 2023. (Hustler Staff/Katherine Oung)

Barrie Barto, Photography Director

Vanderbilt students hosted another full week of programming. In response to the gun reform activism around campus and in Nashville, there was protest training in front of the Parthenon. Potential members of the Class of 2027 were welcomed onto campus this weekend for Anchor Day amid a variety of end-of-year showcases.

Student protest training

Reverend Osagyefo Sekou came to Nashville to work with the Dores Worker Solidarity Network on April 13. DWSN formed the Tennessee Student Solidarity Network following the student activism movement in Tennessee after the Covenant School shooting. Sekou joined the group of students and residents from all over Tennessee at Centennial Park to discuss safe practices for non-violent civil disobedience. Sekou trained Rep. Justin Jones (D-Nashville) and Ferguson protestors. He studied under Rev. James Lawson. He emphasized that civil disobedience is meant to “preserve life” and is out of a “deeper body love.” 


Though bowling stole the show in athletics this week with its third national championship win, baseball also dazzled at The Hawk this week. The VandyBoys won their series against No. 3 South Carolina this weekend. After losing the Friday game, the team had a strong performance all weekend to take the series.

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This week was a time of celebration for existing and prospective students. Vanderbilt hosted its Anchor Day for the Class of 2027 on April 15. Students and their parents flocked to tours and information sessions about what their next four years could look like. 

Earlier in the week, Harambe was hosted by the African Student Union on April 8, themed “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” and the MLC hosted its annual inVUsion on April 15, themed “Trip Around the World.” Vitality Dance Company performed its spring showcase on April 13, titled “Love is in the Air.”