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KRISHNAN: Read The Slant

Satire can help us recognize the difference between a thoughtful opinion and a pointless hot take.
Abhinav Krishnan, Staff Writer December 20, 2020
Satire can help us recognize the difference between a thoughtful opinion and a pointless hot take.
 Graphic created by Nora Fellas. Picture of Sonia Braga
taken by John Mathew Smith, Zendaya taken by Glenn Francis and Willem Dafoe taken by Siebbi.

FELLAS: Welcome to the 21st Century, New York Times

The New York Times just released its top 25 actors of the 21st century, but their list looks like it was made in 1990.
Nora Fellas, Staff Writer December 14, 2020
The New York Times just released its top 25 actors of the 21st century, but their list looks like it was made in 1990.
Viewing my Vandy admissions file (Hustler staff/Nora Fellas)

FELLAS: I viewed my Vandy admissions file and learned nothing

Students could benefit from learning more about their successes and failures in the college admissions process.
Nora Fellas, Staff Writer December 9, 2020
Students could benefit from learning more about their successes and failures in the college admissions process.
During a normal school year, Vanderbilt freshmen line up to spell the year of their graduating class, which unfortunately could not happen for the Class of 2024. Vanderbilt University)

ABEL: Class of 2024, we did it.

Vanderbilt first-years should be proud; making it through the first semester of college with unprecedented hurdles is an accomplishment.
Zoe Abel, Staff Writer November 30, 2020
Vanderbilt first-years should be proud; making it through the first semester of college with unprecedented hurdles is an accomplishment.
Protesters are outside of Belmont University prior to the last Presidential Debate. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

JOHNSON: White allyship is fair-weather

Consider your allyship: does it come from a fear of judgment or a place of compassion?
Morgan Johnson, Staff Writer November 29, 2020
Consider your allyship: does it come from a fear of judgment or a place of compassion?
This year, Americans are expected to drop $148.5 billion over the Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday, up $285 million compared to last year. (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

WANG: A case for spending less this Black Friday

I am all in for treating ourselves this holiday season, but let’s be conscious consumers.
Debbie Wang, Staff Writer November 27, 2020
I am all in for treating ourselves this holiday season, but let’s be conscious consumers.
Studying at Vanderbilt (Hustler Multimedia/Emery Little)

QIU: Education should be about intellectual freedom

Although the Chinese method of education has its appeal, I believe that the American approach is more intuitive and reputable.
Joseph Qiu November 23, 2020
Although the Chinese method of education has its appeal, I believe that the American approach is more intuitive and reputable.
Joe Biden’s victory is a testament to the resilience of our democracy; let’s celebrate it. (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

ABEL: In response to Nguyen; Go celebrate Biden’s victory.

The right to vote is too precious to be toyed with, denied, manipulated or sacrificed in the name of “liberation.”
Zoe Abel, Staff Writer November 23, 2020
The right to vote is too precious to be toyed with, denied, manipulated or sacrificed in the name of “liberation.”
While you won’t be finding inflatable cornucopias or mechanical turkeys on people’s lawns, give Thanksgiving a chance. (Hustler Communications/Alex Venero)

ZHAO: Stop it with your Christmas music!

It’s time to give Thanksgiving some TLC—tender loving care.
Stanley Zhao, Staff Writer November 23, 2020
It’s time to give Thanksgiving some TLC—tender loving care.
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SMITH: Stuck in the Q for Thanksgiving break? Stay safe instead of superspreading

With cases on the rise at Vanderbilt and across the nation, many will be stuck in quarantine over Thanksgiving break. And they should stay that way.
Nora Smith, Deputy Opinion Editor November 17, 2020
With cases on the rise at Vanderbilt and across the nation, many will be stuck in quarantine over Thanksgiving break. And they should stay that way.
The Recreational Center on Vanderbilt’s Main Campus is the primary location for COVID-19 tests. (Hustler Multimedia/Truman McDaniel)

LI: Preparing for next semester, Vandy needs to think outside of the box

While Vanderbilt successfully handles COVID-19, we can also learn from other communities to perfect our prevention measures.
Sunny Li November 17, 2020
While Vanderbilt successfully handles COVID-19, we can also learn from other communities to perfect our prevention measures.
Here is one anecdote on the long list of things I’ve gained from Angela’s words. (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

THORNTON: Angela Davis and the worth of advocacy through one’s passion

“I want to begin by suggesting that whoever you are, wherever you are, whether you are a student, an academic, a worker, whether you are a person involved in your church, whether you are an artist, there are always ways to gear your work towards progressive radical transformation." -Angela Davis
Miquéla Thornton, Opinion Editor November 15, 2020
“I want to begin by suggesting that whoever you are, wherever you are, whether you are a student, an academic, a worker, whether you are a person involved in your church, whether you are an artist, there are always ways to gear your work towards progressive radical transformation." - Angela Davis
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