The Vanderbilt Hustler

Leading with a Smile: Meet Chemeka Daughtdrill

Long-time Vanderbilt employee Chemeka Daughtdrill has earned her reputation as a smiling face in a crowded mailroom.

Andrei Olaru, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

After 25 years of working for Vanderbilt’s post office, mail clerk Chemeka Daughtdrill has garnered a reputation for contagious positivity.

Blair Spring ‘20 Concert Series

Blair Spring ‘20 Concert Series

Ashley Monteiro and Sahanya Bhaktaram

January 29, 2020

A quick rundown of the various performances and events the School of Music has to offer this semester.

Hannah, Alexa and Joe: Poindexter Coffee review

Dolly Parton's style infuses through the Graduate Hotel's Poindexter Coffee.

Alexa Bussmann, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Dolly meets Vanderbilt at this new West End coffee shop

Making the most of Music City

Making the most of Music City

Andrew Kolondra Jr., Life Deputy Editor

January 26, 2020

You don’t have to live here for long to know that Nashville is a happening city. There is always a veritable ton of events and activities taking place on any given day, both at home on Vanderbilt’s campus and around Music City. Almost all of these events are worth taking some time to check out, ...

Behind the Lens: Kyle Vanesko

Kyle Vanesko takes a step out from behind the camera to share with the Hustler how he got into photography. Photo by Kyle Vanesko

Sahanya Bhaktaram, Deputy Life Editor

January 26, 2020

Senior Kyle Vanesko has gained recognition around campus for his skilled and creative photography and styling shoots.

Quadio app offers exciting possibilities for student musicians on campus

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Evan Monk, Staff Writer

January 25, 2020

Scheduled to be released in late Feb., the new social media streaming app Quadio connects college artists under the mission “Make music, make friends.”

The “Kissamwich”: Does it compete with the Rand staple?

Kissam seems to have dropped the ball on its new sandwich options.

Christine Moser, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

We had high expectations for the sandwiches that were introduced to Kissam this semester, featuring bread from Frothy Monkey. What we experienced didn't quite hit the mark.

Vanderbilt students break classical music conventions

This interactive event will feature live music and poetry that breaks away from classical style.

Hana Batt and Krista Panageas

January 23, 2020

At 7 p.m. on Jan. 26, students will perform at “A Humming Under my Feet” at the Wond’ry.

Defining Debutante

Emily Zeller and the other debutantes at the ball line up in preparation for their formal entry to society. Photo courtesy Emily Zeller

Sahanya Bhaktaram, Deputy Life Editor

January 19, 2020

Explaining the origin behind the long-honored tradition of white ballgowns and silk gloves.

Former Rand chef whips up new business: Sheta’s Sweets

After working for VU Campus Dining as head pastry chef, Tasheta Chavez started her own local pastry business called Sheta’s Sweets.

Alina Yu

January 19, 2020

We all know the famous lunch dessert on main campus: the Rand cookie. But most people may not be aware of the work that goes on behind the scenes of the bakery section of Rand Dining Hall, nor do they know the chefs who bring those cookies fresh out of the oven for the lunch rush. Tasheta Chavez used...

A taste of the southwest: Superica

Superica brings the heat to The Gulch with its fiery Tex-Mex menu. Photo by Abby Burke

Abby Burke

January 18, 2020

Nashville’s newest Tex-Mex spot makes a great off-campus get away.