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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.

Plan your week: 10/9-10/15

Get ready to dive into history, de-stress with goats and celebrate diversity at Vanderbilt this week!
Abby Hoelscher
Students cross the 21st Ave bridge on a sunny fall day, as photographed on Sept. 29, 2023. (Hustler Multimedia/Abby Hoelscher)

Excited for the week ahead? Vanderbilt and Nashville have a vibrant lineup of events ready to keep you engaged and entertained. Check out this weekly calendar to uncover what’s happening on and off campus this week. 


Ignite your intellectual curiosity with this week’s array of mind-broadening educational events.

What: Past, Present, Future: The History of Vanderbilt’s LGBTQI+ Life

When: Oct. 9, 12 p.m. CDT

Where: Rothschild Black Box Theatre 

Who: LGBTQI Life & Vanderbilt University Libraries

Why: Embark on a captivating journey through time with renowned researchers, including Dean K.C. Potter and the pioneering directors of Vanderbilt’s LGBTQI Life office. This panel promises an engaging exploration of Vanderbilt and Nashville’s vibrant LGBTQ+ history and culture. 


What: Inside Scoop: Allie Love – Senior Manager – Deloitte

When: Oct. 11, 4:30 p.m. CDT

Where: Furman 114

Who: Undergraduate Business Minor

Why: Inside Scoop serves up industry wisdom with a delightful twist! Join for a sweet session featuring Allie Love, Senior Manager at Deloitte. Ice cream will be provided. 


What: Hispanic Heritage Month – ALAS Speak Event

When: Oct. 11, 7 p.m. CDT

Where: Alumni 202

Who: Association of Latin American Students

Why: In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Alyssa Aloyo from The Steve Fund will explore the complex effects of affirmative action on the Latino community

Recreation and Wellness

As midterm season hits its peak and World Mental Health Day approaches, discover refreshing ways to unwind and recharge this week.

What: World Mental Health Day: Rock Garden Painting

When: Oct. 10, 12 p.m. CDT

Where: K.C. Potter Center

Who: LGBTQI Life, University Counseling Center, Center for Student Wellbeing & Student Care Network

Why: Celebrate World Mental Health Day with Vanderbilt LGBTQI Life. Enjoy decorating your own worry-free plant and gain valuable insights from the event partners. Food and supplies will be provided.


What: Sophomore Salutations: Goat Yoga + Coffee

When: Oct. 12, 9 a.m. CDT

Where: Branscomb Courtyard

Who: Upper-Division Residential Colleges & Sophomore Year Experience

Why: Sophomores, seize your morning with sunrise goat yoga in Branscomb Courtyard. With free coffee from The Proverbial Cup, this event is sure to brew the perfect blend of wellness and community.


Get ready to show your Commodore spirit during Family Weekend. Don your black and gold and join the Vanderbilt community in cheering on Vanderbilt!

What: Vanderbilt Soccer vs. Missouri

When: Oct. 13, 7 p.m. CDT

Where: Vanderbilt Soccer Complex

Who: Vanderbilt Soccer Team

Why: After their victory against Texas A&M last Thursday, our Dores are ready to face Missouri.


What: Vanderbilt Football vs. Georgia

When: Oct. 14, 11 a.m. CDT

Where: FirstBank Stadium

Who:  Vanderbilt Football Team

Why: After a challenging match against UGA last year, our resilient Commodores are fired up and ready for a thrilling showdown.


Shake off your academic stress and socialize with a range of exciting campus events.

What: International Student, Faculty and Staff Mixer

When: Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m. CDT

Where: Multicultural Community Space

Who: Multicultural Leadership Council

Why: Wondering how to make Family Weekend feel like home for our international community? The Multicultural Leadership Council is hosting a mixer to bring everyone together and celebrate with delicious cuisines. 


What: Continuum: Coming Out Edition

When: Oct. 12, 6 p.m. CDT

Where: Sarratt 189

Who: LGBTQI Life & University Counseling Center

Why: Celebrate Coming Out Day and LGBT History Month with the UCC and the KC Potter Center! Join for a special “coming out” edition of Continuum, where students can share their unique journeys in a safe, confidential space. Enjoy snacks and refreshments while connecting with peers and LGBTQ+ affirming therapists. 


What: ASU’s Independence Day Party: Rep Your Flag

When: Oct. 14, 10 p.m. CDT

Where: Student Organization and Leadership House

Who: African Student Union

Why: Join ASU for a continent-spanning celebration of independence and unity! Come ready to “rep your flag” and party!

Around Nashville

Venture beyond the Vanderbubble and explore local events around town for a refreshing change of scenery.

What: Annual Solar Eclipse

When: Oct. 14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT
Where: Adventure Science Center

Who: The Tennessee STEAM Festival
Why: Come out to the Tennessee STEAM Festival for a cosmic spectacle! Enjoy themed planetarium shows, activities and eclipse viewing — complete with complimentary solar glasses. Plus, on-site guests will be the first to catch an electrifying announcement about the 2024 total solar eclipse. 


What: RuPaul’s Drag Race: Night of the Living Drag 

When: Oct. 15, 8 p.m. CDT

Where: Grand Ole Opry

Who: RuPaul’s Drag Race, Voss Events & World of Wonder

Why: Step into a world where glamor meets the supernatural! Join RuPaul’s Drag Race for the 12th “Annual Night of the Living Drag Tour,” featuring mesmerizing performances from Angeria, Denali, Icesis Couture, Jaida Essence Hall, Jorgeous, Plastique, Rosé, Tayce and the one and only Yvie Oddly are sure to transport you into the Twilight Zone. 

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About the Contributors
Daniela Aguilar
Daniela Aguilar, Life Editor
Daniela Aguilar (‘26) is a student in Peabody College double majoring in human and organizational development and economics with a minor in data science. When not writing for The Hustler, you can find her thrifting, working on a crossword puzzle or watching a video essay. You can reach her at [email protected].
Abby Hoelscher
Abby Hoelscher, Photography Editor
Abby Hoelscher (‘27) is from St. Louis and is an aspiring elementary teacher currently studying in Peabody College. She previously served as Deputy Photography Director. Outside of writing, she enjoys performing, learning Taylor Swift songs in American Sign Language and trying the seasonal lattes from the campus coffee shops. She can be reached at [email protected].
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