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Student recovering from breast cancer raises money for Relay for Life

Student recovering from breast cancer raises money for Relay for Life

Zoe Shancer, Senior Editor

October 24, 2016

Leading up to the annual Relay for Life event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, individuals and teams fundraise to remember those who have passed from cancer, those who are currently fighting back and those who are now cancer-free. Junior Shelly Feldman is the second largest fundraiser so far, h...

Experience Vanderbilt begins first round of grant distributions

Experience Vanderbilt begins first round of grant distributions

Sam Zern, Editor in Chief

October 21, 2016

Experience Vanderbilt, a student organization dedicated to providing undergraduate students on financial aid with the funds to participate in extracurricular activities on campus, will begin giving out the first round of grants this month. According to a press release from the group, 1,140 students applied...

Spirit of Gold student leader explains the difficulties facing Vanderbilt’s marching band

Spirit of Gold student leader explains the difficulties facing Vanderbilt’s marching band

Izzy Ercan

October 20, 2016

This weekend’s football game against the Tennessee State Tigers (TSU) will bring a jovial atmosphere to Vanderbilt stadium. Fresh off a great victory against the University of Georgia, the Commodores will be playing in front of their adoring students and alumni, as the game caps off the numerous home...

How do we choose the Outstanding Senior?

How do we choose the Outstanding Senior?

Sarah Friedman, Senior Writer

October 20, 2016

On Saturday, at the Homecoming football game, the Outstanding Senior of the Class of 2017 will be announced. But what goes into selecting the final winner? Vanderbilt Programming Board Homecoming Co-Chair Chukwukpee Nzegwu explains the process from beginning to end and provides some insight into his ...

Westboro Baptist Church to ‘preach’ at Vanderbilt on Halloween

Westboro Baptist Church to ‘preach’ at Vanderbilt on Halloween

Josh Hamburger

October 19, 2016

On Oct. 31, the controversial Westboro Baptist Church will come to Vanderbilt to preach against the university’s use of “Tran-pronouns” as part of their 'God Hates Trannies Preaching Tour". The acknowledgement of non-binary pronouns at Vanderbilt gained national attention when Fox News aired a...

Munchie Madness: A behind-the-scenes view of the Vanderbilt Markets

Munchie Madness: A behind-the-scenes view of the Vanderbilt Markets

Maddie Brown

October 18, 2016

Vanderbilt is the only university in the U.S. that operates markets, commonly known as “Munchie Marts” despite their official name change over thirteen years ago, as part of the meal plan. Students, however, continue to wonder how the markets could be improved. Why do students have to use breakfast swipes...

10 Questions with Queen Stevenson

10 Questions with Queen Stevenson

Benjamin Ellenbogen

October 17, 2016

The Vanderbilt Hustler: Queen is a sick name. What’s the story behind that? Queen Stevenson: It’s sweet but kinda boring and straightforward. When my Dad was a young guy, he really wanted a daughter and so he made a deal with God that went: if you give me a daughter, I promise to name her Quee...

Controversial commentator Milo Yiannopoulos visits Vanderbilt

Controversial commentator Milo Yiannopoulos visits Vanderbilt

Sam Zern, Editor in Chief

October 12, 2016

Conservative commentator and Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos spoke at Vanderbilt on Tuesday as part of his ongoing college tour. The event, put on by the Vanderbilt College Republicans, was a Greek Member Experience credit under the Diversity and Inclusion track. The subjects of Yiannopoulos' talks have var...

#TheHeist celebrates diversity, protests Milo Yiannopoulos

#TheHeist celebrates diversity, protests Milo Yiannopoulos

Hannah Geerlings

October 12, 2016

As Milo Yiannopoulos was preparing to give his talk to Vanderbilt students in Sarratt Cinema Tuesday evening, 767 students gathered in the Rand Lounge to attend #TheHeist, an event designed to counter Yiannopoulos’ speech. Yiannopoulos, a senior editor at Breitbart often associated with the alt...

10 Questions with David Rodgers

10 Questions with David Rodgers

Corinne Fombelle, Assistant Life Editor

October 11, 2016

When did you realize you wanted to pursue music? Well, I think it’s not necessarily a switch that flips. I’d say the first time I considered it was around age thirteen. I switched teachers then to a woman at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Dr. Susan Svrcek. There was a different intensity abo...

Flulapalooza aims to increase vaccinations on campus on Oct. 11

Flulapalooza aims to increase vaccinations on campus on Oct. 11

Madeline Stewart

October 10, 2016

For many students at Vanderbilt, getting sick in college is an all-too-familiar routine. As flu season approaches, Vanderbilt faculty, staff and volunteers are helping students prepare with the annual record-breaking Flulapalooza event. Flulapalooza began in 2011 with the intention of providing a fas...

Charleston student flees to Vanderbilt to escape Hurricane Matthew

Charleston student flees to Vanderbilt to escape Hurricane Matthew

Dallas Shatel, Deputy Editor in Chief

October 10, 2016

University of Charleston senior Rachel Parola found herself in a tight spot on Tuesday when she learned that her school was being evacuated due to Hurricane Matthew’s imminent arrival. While most of her friends found flights home or were bussed to neighboring schools like the University of South Caroli...

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