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Making a bigger IMPACT

Making a bigger IMPACT

Dominic Rottman

April 3, 2018

I learned of this year’s IMPACT Symposium lineup last Saturday and found myself, as last year, underwhelmed. Last year, the lineup consisted of CNN news host Van Jones, journalists Shaun King and Ezra Klein, and all-star NBA player and activist  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. This year, we had Bumble and fo...

The Neurodiversity Movement

The Neurodiversity Movement

Claire Barnett, Multimedia Director

April 2, 2018

A dank new perspective on Dank New Rand Memes

A dank new perspective on Dank New Rand Memes

Phillip Goldberg

April 1, 2018

Second semester sophomore year, I was kicked out and permanently banned from the premises of my former fraternity. They told me I added no value to the brotherhood, and that my toxic presence was a liability to their reputation on campus. Even though I was barely on speaking terms with a majority of the me...

Have white kids made gun control appealing?

Have white kids made gun control appealing?

Blane Kassa

March 28, 2018

On March 24, thousands marched in Nashville for the March for Our Lives in solidarity with the hundreds of sister marches happening nationwide and around the world. The Vanderbilt students who made this march successful were mostly freshmen who were generally inexperienced with planning events of this...

Giving teachers guns is a bad idea

Giving teachers guns is a bad idea

Editorial Board

March 25, 2018

The Tennessee State Assembly is advancing a bill that would allow certain teachers on campuses across the state to carry firearms. In the wake of the Parkland shooting, our representatives think that the solution to our mass shooting problem is to flood our schools with guns. We at the Hustler think that...

Ego vs Info: It’s okay to admit what you don’t know

Ego vs Info: It’s okay to admit what you don’t know

Bryan Hollis

March 18, 2018

A few weeks ago, I walked into a debate between two students at Vanderbilt discussing what should be done about gun violence in the wake of the tragic events in Florida last month and around the country this year. I sat down to listen to what both sides had to say, and quickly heard some of the most ...

I’ve never had a beer: here’s why

I’ve never had a beer: here’s why

Matt Colleran

March 13, 2018

I am almost 22 years old, about to graduate college, and I have never had a drink in my life.  That fact of my life is often met with great misunderstanding and even skepticism. When I tell someone that I abstain from alcohol, it is often met with responses such as “you have had alcohol, you just...

Thinking towards a more effective activism

Thinking towards a more effective activism

Dominic Rottman

February 25, 2018

Last December, Vanderbilt’s director of LGBTQI life Chris Purcell wrote an article for Inside Higher Ed titled “Celebrating Builders and Burners in Student Activism,” a thought provoking piece which I believe was heavily overlooked. In it, he describes two forms of activism: burning, activism which disrupt...

Our willingness to adapt to mass shootings has dangerous implications

Our willingness to adapt to mass shootings has dangerous implications

Blane Kassa

February 21, 2018

Since it was uncharacteristically warm for a February day in Tennessee, my friends and I decided to sit on Alumni lawn for the afternoon. Everything was normal until our conversation slowed to a stop, our attention shifting to the flag at the front of the lawn that had been lowered in remembrance of ...

Remembering what MLK Jr. really stood for

Remembering what MLK Jr. really stood for

Hamzah Raza

February 16, 2018

In Matt Colleran’s latest column, “What the left gets wrong on race,” Colleran makes many preposterous claims, including several non-sequiturs about abortion. But the most absurd portion of his column comes at the end, when he denies the existence of institutional racism, argues that our country...

Why staying plugged-in is better than you think

Why staying plugged-in is better than you think

Todd Polk

February 15, 2018

This past Saturday, one of my friends went out to a family lake house in the Kentucky countryside. Her evening consisted of napping on the couch, watching movies and soaking up the scenery. The quiet, tech-less scenery. As she reminisced, my friend made a point to say how great she felt to be free of...

What Matt’s Traditional American Values gets wrong on race

What Matt’s Traditional American Values gets wrong on race

Cedoni Francis

February 11, 2018

In response to Matt Colleran’s "What the left gets wrong on race." I am a liberal – a New York City liberal at that. According to the Pew Research Center, I am the most left leaning I could possibly be. Colleran’s article, like most that I have read from him, uses blanket statements while pr...

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