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VSG changes budget distribution to provide more funds for co-sponsorships and committees

VSG changes budget distribution to provide more funds for co-sponsorships and committees

Caroline Bodnya

October 31, 2016

Going into the new academic year, one of Vanderbilt Student Government’s main goals has been to empower students by providing more money for student organizations. Work towards this goal began last May, when the executive board met to discuss redistributing the budget in order to allocate more fun...

Peter Cooper reflects on a career in country music

Peter Cooper reflects on a career in country music

Alexa Bussmann, Content Development Director

October 31, 2016

The first piece Peter Cooper wrote for a newspaper was in college, when he was asked to write a review of country singer Guy Clark. The last piece he wrote for a newspaper was Guy Clark’s obituary earlier this past year. The History of Country Music professor, Senior Director, Producer and Writer a...

Lambda plans counter protest, community space during Westboro Baptist Church protest

Lambda plans counter protest, community space during Westboro Baptist Church protest

Zoe Shancer, Senior Editor

October 28, 2016

At the same time that the Westboro Baptist Church will protest gender pronoun usage on Vanderbilt’s campus on Monday, Oct. 31, the Vanderbilt Lambda Association, the gender and sexuality alliance on campus, will hold a counter protest and host a community space, or a place to spend time away from th...

Senate introduces Taylor Force Act to combat terrorism

Senate introduces Taylor Force Act to combat terrorism

Nathan Kiker

October 27, 2016

Before leaving for the end of the fall session, Republican Senators in the U.S. Senate introduced Senate Resolution 3414, the Taylor Force Act, on Sept. 28, 2016. The legislation is named after Taylor Force, a 28-year-old American veteran and Vanderbilt graduate student at the Owen School of Business,...

Healthy Minds survey released to all Vanderbilt students

Healthy Minds survey released to all Vanderbilt students

Maddie Brown

October 25, 2016

The Healthy Minds Survey, the first survey conducted at Vanderbilt with a specific focus on mental health, was released to the students at Vanderbilt University on Monday, October 24. All graduate and undergraduate students across the ten schools at Vanderbilt will be receiving an email containing t...

Graduate student invited to White House for gun control activism

Graduate student invited to White House for gun control activism

Hannah Geerlings

October 25, 2016

Peabody graduate student Allison Plattsmier joined the number of people passing through White House security on Oct. 7 as she met with three senior White House officials to discuss gun control. She was invited to the White House due to her involvement with the DoSomething.org campaign, Guns Out. Plattsm...

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...

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