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YUAN: So you want to be an RA

Kathy Yuan, Opinion Editor
October 31, 2016

I know the season is upon us — for first-years, just barely settling into the college routine; for sophomores, emerging more eagerly from the social groups they solidified last spring; for juniors like...

BRUCE: A better objective for a Vanderbilt education

BRUCE: A better objective for a Vanderbilt education
October 26, 2016

There’s a certain type of guilt that accompanies relief. When you receive an offer for your dream job, then listen as your best friend frantically second-guesses her decision to pursue the career she’s...

LI: When “following your passion” isn’t so straightforward

LI: When “following your passion” isn’t so straightforward
October 24, 2016

Before college, I once had a teacher who told stories about how she had wanted to become a teacher ever since the age of three. She would describe how she came from a family of educators, how she played...

NZEGWU: Misinterpreting the Outstanding Senior award

Chukwukpee Nzegwu, Vanderbilt Programming Board Homecoming Co-Chair
October 17, 2016

From serving as an Outstanding Senior chair to now a VPB Homecoming Chair, I find myself at odds with the ramifications of running the “Outstanding Senior” process. The process isn’t clean and there...

HONG: Breaking the glass display of the international experience

HONG: Breaking the glass display of the international experience
October 17, 2016

Arrival is turbulent. The shaky plane speeds across the rough concrete before gradually decelerating. Initially tense, my nerves slowly resettle. Through the tiny rectangular windows, a warm stream of...

Another year, another Most Outstanding White Senior

Photo courtesy of Thomas Shannan
October 12, 2016

In 2004, Vanderbilt made national news when a gay student, a male senior, ran for Homecoming queen. In 2005, the university discontinued the tradition of Mr. and Ms. Vanderbilt in an attempt to move away...

WHEAT: I’m Asian, I don’t use the n-word and neither should you

Photo by Ziyi Liu
October 10, 2016

I am a Vietnamese American first-year student at Vanderbilt University who, candidly, has had enough with the slipshod utterances that manage to escape the mouths of my fellow non-Black peers. “I’m...

ROTTMAN: When some beliefs are better

Dominic Rottman, Staff Columnist
October 3, 2016

Let’s begin with a simple thought experiment. Adam believes that no beliefs are better than others, while Sally believes that some beliefs are better than others. With whom do you agree? If you agree...

HINSON: Counting your spoons with an invisible illness

HINSON: Counting your spoons with an invisible illness
September 26, 2016

There’s a great article on the internet about this thing called Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino. Now imagine you were handed a fistful of spoons. Each spoon represents a decision to spend energy...

KOEPP: Learning humility in and out of the classroom

KOEPP: Learning humility in and out of the classroom
September 19, 2016

I can still remember my first visit to Vanderbilt after being accepted quite vividly. As part of a weekend-long open house for prospective students, I, along with my dad, made the nine-hour haul from Milwaukee...

BRADSHAW: Kissam — too big to succeed

Meredith Bradshaw, Guest Columnist
September 15, 2016

I had no idea how miserable I was in Kissam until I lived in Towers. I spent a year and a half in Warren — in a double during its pilot year and then in a suite upon returning from a semester abroad....

SCHMIDT: Forgetting the freshman 15

SCHMIDT: Forgetting the freshman 15
September 5, 2016

I wake up 20 minutes before I have to leave for class, showering so frantically that I almost forget my shower shoes (a cardinal sin when you’re talking Gillette bathrooms). On my way out of my room,...

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