The Vanderbilt Hustler

Dominic Rottman, Staff Columnist

ROTTMAN: When some beliefs are better

Dominic Rottman 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

Lizzie Hinson 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

Charles Koepp 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...

Meredith Bradshaw, Guest Columnist

BRADSHAW: Kissam — too big to succeed

Kathy Yuan 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

Josh Hamburger 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,...

Madeline Hoffman is a junior in the College of Arts and Science. She can be reached at

HOFFMAN: To Vanderbilt, from the transfers

Josh Hamburger August 29, 2016

If you're feeling anything like I am, then you're incredibly excited to be back with your people, sharing stories about the summer and pretending that two weeks into class, your professors won't be giving...

OP LI: Convey the truth about your Vanderbilt experience

Josh Hamburger April 29, 2016

For current high school seniors, the journey through the college application process and all of its crazy, stressful, and exciting twists and turns is finally over. Most, if not all colleges have released...

SNIDER: Focus on leaving behind your message, not your name

SNIDER: Focus on leaving behind your message, not your name

Josh Hamburger April 28, 2016

The class of 2016 has its collective tunnel vision locked on a device that is somewhere between a doomsday clock and the countdown to a wedding. As I look at this countdown, I will swing from agony to...

(John Russell)

GUEST: An open challenge to admit your failures

Sarah Friedman, Senior Writer April 1, 2015

The problem on our campus is that everyone here is just too wonderful. The fact is, there is someone here who is better than you at everything, and without effort. And while they’re being better than...

Load More Stories