The Vanderbilt Hustler

Opinion: Vanderbilt needs to stop price gouging

Opinion: Vanderbilt needs to stop price gouging

Max Schulman, Editorial Director

October 18, 2019

A few weeks ago an Econ 1010 test snuck up on me. The morning of, I realized that I didn’t have a calculator. I ran to the Rand Munchie and picked up a TI-30X scientific calculator. I was anticipating about a ten dollar charge – prices on Amazon for similar calculators range from about nine to fifteen dollars. I was unpleasantly surprised when I swiped my Commodore ...

Opinion: Vandy students need to show up for their athletes

Opinion:  Vandy students need to show up for their athletes

Nora Smith

October 11, 2019

Being a freshman at a D1 school, I have to say I expected a little more spirit in the stands. Our student football game attendance has been abysmal, and it definitely has to change. From a quick scan of the crowd on Saturday, Sept. 28, it seemed like we finally outnumbered the opposing team’s fans at t...

Opinion: Time to quit the Juul

Opinion: Time to quit the Juul

Jack Rosenblum, Deputy Opinion Editor

October 11, 2019

For several decades, Americans have worked hard to reduce the presence of cigarettes only to see them replaced by something which could be far more dangerous.  As of Sept. 30, 2019, 15 Americans have died from vaping-related activity in addition to 800 cases of lung disease.  Emerging over a decade ago, the e-cigarette industry is worth over $2.6 bil...

Opinion: Greek life should engage more with the broader Vandy community

Opinion: Greek life should engage more with the broader Vandy community

Lyndsey Delouya

October 7, 2019

As the year kicks off with parties on Greek row, recall last semester’s fraternity Kappa Sigma and Caribbean Students Association (CSA) joint party. Although there were hesitations by both organizations about how the party would play out, as this was the first event co-hosted by an Interfraternity...

Opinion: Technology: the hidden catalyst for today’s divisions?

Opinion: Technology: the hidden catalyst for today’s divisions?

Justine Hong

October 4, 2019

If the media is right, President Trump has exacerbated the divisions in our country and heightened disillusionment among Americans. Unfortunately, as college students, most of us don’t know what being an adult not in Trump’s America is like. Trump’s norms have infused our opinions about our country, a...

Opinion: Youngbloods need to step up as donors

Opinion: Youngbloods need to step up as donors

Miquéla Thornton, Opinion Editor

September 30, 2019

Today, the American Red Cross held one of the most important types of donation drives on campus: a blood drive. Blood drives are important because, simply, they save lives. That alone should be reason enough to block off an hour of your day, but too often people only donate after high scale calamities l...

What the 2019 Hong Kong protests mean for American students

What the 2019 Hong Kong protests mean for American students

James Lucas, Senior Writer

September 23, 2019

In Hong Kong, the most recent bout of protests against the Beijing government has also been the longest-lasting: as of September 23, a significant portion of the city’s population has been in open revolt against the Special Administrative Region (SAR) government (and by extension the Chinese govern...

Letter to the Editor: What hinders Vanderbilt from becoming a world-class institution?

Letter to the Editor: What hinders Vanderbilt from becoming a world-class institution?

Yalun Feng, Guest Writer

September 22, 2019

I didn’t know how to respond when I initially saw an article explode on Wechat, the most popular Chinese social media. It gathered thousands views and dozens of comments. The title? “What do we gain from Chinese espionage?” It was published on Vanderbilt Political Review, a student media platform at my alma mater. I asked myself many questions. Shall I remain silent just as I was taught in China? Or, shall I spe...

Opinion: Free higher education fosters a healthy democracy

Opinion: Free higher education fosters a healthy democracy

Dominic Rottman

September 20, 2019

Though our nation is willing to spend $700 billion on a military budget and thought-out policy proposals such as Elizabeth Warren’s ultra-millionaire tax exist as potential plans for raising the government’s revenue, the primary question surrounding free college tuition in America seems to be: How...

The new tailgate rules are a detriment to inclusivity in Greek Life

The new tailgate rules are a detriment to inclusivity in Greek Life

Editorial Board

September 15, 2019

Tailgates will never look the same. Beginning this semester, the fraternity day parties are  subject to new restrictions. According to Kristen Torrey, Director of the Vanderbilt Office of Greek Life, all fraternities and OGL are compelled to enforce the North American Interfraternal Council’s recently adopted health and safety guidelines. Among these policies is the “three-to-...

Opinion: Nashville’s Newly Elected Mayor will Benefit Vanderbilt Students’ Quality of Life

Opinion: Nashville’s Newly Elected Mayor will Benefit Vanderbilt Students’ Quality of Life

Jack Rosenblum, Deputy Opinion Editor

September 15, 2019

While most Vandy students love to take advantage of everything the city of Nashville has to offer, few are aware of the politics involved in making this city run and how the city’s leaders directly affect our students. Working in the background, politicians can make large impacts on our experience...

Vanderbilt students deserve a forward-thinking, responsive leader out of our new Chancellor

Vanderbilt students deserve a forward-thinking, responsive leader out of our new Chancellor

Editorial Board

September 9, 2019

Vanderbilt needs a new leader. Since April, when Chancellor Nicolas Zeppos announced that he would step down from his position, the university has been searching for a permanent replacement. The administration formally began this process just after Zeppos’s announcement, when the Board of Trust appointed a...