The Vanderbilt Hustler

Every Vanderbilt student should take an intensive STEM class

Every Vanderbilt student should take an intensive STEM class

Eryn Lin

October 25, 2017

When I was registering for courses this past summer, I made a classic freshman move. Thinking that intro classes weren’t difficult, I chose Introduction to Biological Sciences to fulfill an AXLE requirement. My ‘easy’ class turned out to be the one I needed to put the most effort into, costing m...

You should do something pointless this weekend

You should do something pointless this weekend

Emma Mattson, Assistant Campus Editor

October 24, 2017

“What are you doing with your life?!” Do you recognize this voice? “Use your free time wisely,” it shouts at you. “Maximize your learning! Develop your workout! Structure your REM cycles!” The world around you tells you how to make the most of every moment: listen to podcasts on 1.5x speed...

I’m a practicing Christian. Vanderbilt doesn’t discriminate against me.

I’m a practicing Christian. Vanderbilt doesn’t discriminate against me.

Noah Black

October 22, 2017

Updated Oct. 23 at 10:22 a.m. There have been a number of pieces written in the Hustler about the disadvantaged status of Christians on Vanderbilt’s campus. Those authors have good intentions in wanting to stand up for a faith that they believe to be under attack, and none of this is to question ...

“Embedding” therapists around campus could improve accessibility to mental health resources

“Embedding” therapists around campus could improve accessibility to mental health resources

Yuhang Zhang

October 20, 2017

Walk from Commons–pass two sprawling lawns, skip the bridge, and walk along the bustle of 21st. Past CVS, past Starbucks, past that slightly mysterious cluster of luxury apartments, cross the road–walk a bit more, alongside buildings that look Vanderbilt-esque yet unknown; cross the road again, through ...

Our campus culture towards Christianity is wrong

Our campus culture towards Christianity is wrong

Yuhang Zhang

October 18, 2017

On Vanderbilt’s campus, Christianity is under attack. As a campus, we have built a community on diversity and equality. This diversity, though, is only possible with mutual respect and tolerance. That same respect doesn’t seem to extend to Christianity. I am all for respectful tolerance of e...

Finding the balance: how to improve Vanderbilt fundraising

Finding the balance: how to improve Vanderbilt fundraising

Todd Polk

October 17, 2017

We’ve all seen it. Every day outside of Rand, students sit on the wall, their white fold-out tables in front of them with their pamphlets resting in stacks. Their goal: to fundraise. Whether it is for hurricane relief or to build up a budget, many organizations would be incomplete without a fundrai...

Vanderbilt needs to denounce Columbus Day

Vanderbilt needs to denounce Columbus Day

Editorial Board

October 11, 2017

Content warning: sexual assault, violence This year, Nashville decided to join other progressive communities like Charlottesville and Austin in denouncing Columbus Day. Mayor Megan Barry signed a proclamation that declared the second Monday of October “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” In doing this, she acknowledges the native genocide and places the culture of indigenous people over the myth of Columbus. For a long ...

Have you been “weeded out”?

Have you been “weeded out”?

Yulia Lee

October 11, 2017

During orientation week, many freshmen say they are “pre-med” or “engineering” when introducing themselves. They come to Vanderbilt with a vision that, one day, they will wear a white coat like the doctors just across the street from Commons. However, if you talk to the same students again in t...

Finding your passion in college is a privilege many don’t get to experience

Finding your passion in college is a privilege many don’t get to experience

Naveen Krishnan

October 8, 2017

When exploring the wide breadth of courses, majors, and career paths one can pursue in college, it is not uncommon for students to change their majors two, three or even over four times at Vanderbilt. Ask a Vanderbilt upperclassmen what they want to pursue after college and often you'll be met with a ...

America should mirror Nashville’s acceptance of refugees

America should mirror Nashville’s acceptance of refugees

Alyssa Quinn

October 6, 2017

It would be both inhumane and irrational of President Trump to lower the refugee quota for 2018 to below 75,000 people per year. The President has proposed that the United States lower the quota to 50,000 for the following year, less than half of President Obama’s quota of 110,000 refugees. While ...

Having a School Voice Matters

Having a School Voice Matters

Sarah Page

October 3, 2017

When I was in high school, I would always check the news. I liked to know what was going on in the world, and I often wondered how both national and international events would affect my classmates. However, I began to notice that no matter how close the issues were to the student body, it seemed lik...

We need to be angry about Las Vegas

We need to be angry about Las Vegas

Editorial Board

October 2, 2017

Another day in America, another mass shooting. Early Monday morning, Stephen Paddock turned the Las Vegas strip into a war zone. The terrorist opened fire on a country music festival with an automatic weapon, killing upwards of 50 and injuring more than 500. He was armed with 17 guns. The mainstream media will cover the events as it always has. There will be first-hand accounts from survivors. Th...

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