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LI: A heart of hope

LI: A heart of hope

Dawei Li

May 2, 2017

Around this time last year, a group of friends and I were on an environmental service trip with Panamanian endangered frogs. These frogs were of all different shapes, colors, and sizes. In fact, some of the frogs looked so bizarre that I never thought they would have existed in my wildest imaginations. How...

BARNETT: Vanderbilt’s vast number of events may be providing students with too many options

BARNETT: Vanderbilt’s vast number of events may be providing students with too many options

Claire Barnett, Multimedia Director

May 2, 2017

This past week, a Vanderbilt student could have attended 102 events on campus, which averages out to approximately 14.6 events every day. This only includes programs that were added to the Anchorlink master calendar for April 16th to the 23rd - which means that there may have been more that actually to...

ROHLFING: How Vanderbilt gets away with paying some RAs $4.16 an hour

ROHLFING: How Vanderbilt gets away with paying some RAs $4.16 an hour

Antonia Rohlfing

April 17, 2017

While Vanderbilt has made immense progress in its efforts to combat institutional inequality at our school, there are still many aspects of campus life that must be improved. The payment system for resident advisors (RAs) on campus disadvantages students from lower income brackets. When resident advisor...

PRIHODA: Decoding veganism

PRIHODA: Decoding veganism

Christina Prihoda

April 10, 2017

When I first told my grandmother that I was transitioning to being vegan, she enthusiastically asked me for recipe recommendations. I was surprised that she showed interest (my grandparents are very much the meat-and-potatoes types), but I was more than happy to give her a recipe for ratatouille with p...

MCKINLEY: Marketing baseball cards

MCKINLEY: Marketing baseball cards

Douglas McKinley

April 3, 2017

On Wednesday March 29th the 115th Congress approved S.J.Resolution 34, which among other things allows your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to sell your Browsing History without asking for your permission or even telling you. Since I live at Vanderbilt, my ISP is Vanderbilt University, which in turn is pu...

SZCZESNIEWSKI: Getting wasted daily: Scrape Your Plate Day

SZCZESNIEWSKI: Getting wasted daily: Scrape Your Plate Day

Ania Szczesniewski

March 27, 2017

You’re watching your waistline, you’re milking your meal plan, you’ve got butterflies before a test and can’t swallow another bite--whatever your reason, we’ve all stood at a dining hall tray return and sent leftover food to the landfill. As someone who spent the better half of a semester l...

AZZARITO: Eating disorder recovery: a working relationship with food

AZZARITO: Eating disorder recovery: a working relationship with food

Emily Azzarito

March 20, 2017

Unfortunately, not everyone sees food as something yummy that gives them energy. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 20 million women and 10 million men in America will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives. For most, they begin during adolescence when the press...

SZCZESNIEWSKI: On tolerating human rights violations

SZCZESNIEWSKI: On tolerating human rights violations

Ania Szczesniewski

March 13, 2017

On Saturday, March 18th, Greek row is going to look a lot different. That afternoon, the pounding of bass lines will compete with chants demanding justice and dignity.  Alongside miniskirts and bro tanks, passersby will see the flags and raised fists of migrant farmworkers from Immokalee, Florida as they...

ROTTMAN: Placing the past in proper perspective

ROTTMAN: Placing the past in proper perspective

Dominic Rottman

March 1, 2017

Over winter break, I saw Damien Chazelle’s critically acclaimed film La La Land. I do not think the film could have come at a better time, if only because it looks at and draws on the past while being a truly original work, as opposed to biopics or period films whose worth might be disproportionatel...

REILLY: Private prisons, (y)our contributions and the need to divest

REILLY: Private prisons, (y)our contributions and the need to divest

Shawn Reilly

February 28, 2017

In a time where so many of us feel lost in this increasingly charged political environment, and we are all looking for ways to plug in, opposing the prison industrial complex is an easy target. Prison reform is an issue we all have stake in. In 2016, private prisons were holding almost 75% of federal i...

PRIHODA: Putting responsibility for climate change onto our own plates

PRIHODA: Putting responsibility for climate change onto our own plates

Christina Prihoda

February 27, 2017

It officially started with the disappearance of information about climate change from federal websites. Then, President Trump barred the Environmental Protection Agency from publishing studies or data prior to review by his notoriously anti-environment political appointees. As journalist/activist Naomi...

HAMBURGER: The “interesting” problem within the classroom

HAMBURGER: The “interesting” problem within the classroom

Josh Hamburger

February 20, 2017

I walked into my class one recent Monday with a plan I had laid out for the entire week. But within just a few seconds trying to escape that early morning sleepiness through my first cup of coffee, I had already messed up. Any data I would collect after that point would be inaccurate. But it just went...

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