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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.

Food Dumplings: Hate bamboo silverware? You should listen to this

Bamboo is a carbon sink, renewable resource and biodegradable. In addition, it is organic and better for people.
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Sarah Son
Graphic depicting a squirrel holding a basket of dumplings and smiling with the words, “Food Dumplings hosted by Sarah, Sammie, Siting, Jessica.”(Hustler Staff/ Sarah Son)

Vanderbilt University introduced bamboo utensils and other single-use items across campus dining halls this past year. With student dissatisfaction rising, Food Dumplings hosts Sarah, Semmie, Siting, and Jessica voice their thoughts on a specific email response that Vanderbilt recently put out. They explore the university’s rationale behind the switch, uncovering the tensions between its sustainability efforts and student preferences.

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About the Contributors
Semmie Lee
Semmie Lee, Deputy Podcasts Editor
Semmie Lee (‘27) is from Clarksville, Md., and studies secondary education and cognitive studies in Peabody College. Outside of The Hustler, you can find her jamming out to her daylist playlist, catching bugs for her “Animal Crossing” villagers or pondering over her next scrumptious meal of the day. You can reach her at [email protected].
Sarah Son
Sarah Son, Staff Podcaster
Sarah Son (‘27) is from Las Vegas and is studying molecular and cellular biology in the College of Arts and Science. When not making a new podcast episode for The Hustler, you can find her binge-watching baking shows, doodling in her sketchbook or going on walks with her two dogs. You can reach her at [email protected].
Jessica Lai
Jessica Lai, Staff Podcaster
Jessica Lai (‘27) is from Minneapolis and is majoring in biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering. She loves trying different foods and playing the violin. She can be reached at [email protected].
Siting Tong
Siting Tong, Staff Photographer and Podcaster
Siting Tong (‘27) is currently undecided on a major in the College of Arts and Science. When not writing for The Hustler, you can find her studying at different libraries on campus or listening to music. You can reach her at [email protected].
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