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Statue on the Vanderbilt campus with a mask. Hustler Multimedia/Truman McDaniel)

WANG: Let’s work together to reopen schools for our youngest learners

Schools were safe places for students before COVID-19; with a clear and consistent national plan, they can still be safe places for ALL students.
Debbie Wang November 15, 2020
Schools were safe places for students before COVID-19; with a clear and consistent national plan, they can still be safe places for ALL students.
There are lessons we can learn from history. (Hustler Multimedia/Alex Venero)

LATA: As America reckons with its racist past, we can learn from those who have done the same

I spoke with Vanderbilt’s Distinguished Chair of History David Blackbourn about what Americans can learn from Germany’s acknowledgment of the darkness in their country’s history.
Nathaniel Lata, Staff Writer November 12, 2020
I spoke with Vanderbilt’s Distinguished Chair of History David Blackbourn about what Americans can learn from Germany’s acknowledgment of the darkness in their country’s history.
Vanderbilt campus scenery. (Hustler Multimedia/Elle Choi)

NGUYEN: Do not celebrate Biden’s victory. Electoral politics have no role in liberation.

Liberation requires divestment from the government—something many voters have proven they are not ready for as they ridicule third-party and non-voters. Your liberation will not come from voting.
Danny Nguyen, Staff Writer November 9, 2020
Liberation requires divestment from the government—something many voters have proven they are not ready for as they ridicule third-party and non-voters. Your liberation will not come from voting.
Central Library on Vanderbilt's campus, photographed September 10, 2020. (Alex Venero/Hustler Multimedia)

GUEST EDITORIAL: First-generation students deserve institutional support and representation

It’s time for Vanderbilt to catch up with existing avenues of support at peer institutions and dedicate an administrative institutional body to first-generation students.
Toby Irenstein, Guest Writer November 8, 2020
It’s time for Vanderbilt to catch up with existing avenues of support at peer institutions and dedicate an administrative institutional body to first-generation students.
Vanderbilt students struggle to keep up with increased academic, extracurricular and social pressure without days off. (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

ABEL: Give us a break

Vanderbilt students are overworked and exhausted; we need a day off.
Zoe Abel, Staff Writer November 5, 2020
Vanderbilt students are overworked and exhausted; we need a day off.
Don’t invest all your energy in voting. Instead, voting should be like improv: always followed by a “yes, and.” (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

NEMANI: Voting should be like Improv: Yes, And…

Voting is as American as pie and injustice.
Sriya Nemani November 1, 2020
Voting is as American as pie and injustice.
Save a seat for politics in your friend group. (Hustler Communications/Zoe Yarbrough and Emery Little)

THORNTON: Politics has a place in your friend group

When politics doesn’t inform our friendships, we exercise the privilege to remain unaffected.
Miquéla Thornton, Opinion Editor November 1, 2020
When politics doesn’t inform our friendships, we exercise the privilege to remain unaffected.
Project Safe is the center for sexual misconduct and response on Vanderbilt's campus. (Hustler Multimedia/Emily Gonçalves)

FELLAS/NEMANI: Don’t put sexual assault victims on trial

Under new Title IX policies, everyone is innocent until proven guilty, except for the victims of sexual assault.
Nora Fellas and Sriya Nemani October 30, 2020
Under new Title IX policies, everyone is innocent until proven guilty, except for the victims of sexual assault.
 “TGIF” assimilates us as constant workers… except for two days of course. (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

THORNTON: Anticipate your Tuesdays

Allowing oneself small things to look forward to throughout the week make it so we don’t spend our lives constantly throwing glances at the clock like it’s our last 10 minutes at work, as we count down to Friday.
Miquéla Thornton, Opinion Editor October 27, 2020
Allowing oneself small things to look forward to throughout the week make it so we don’t spend our lives constantly throwing glances at the clock like it’s our last 10 minutes at work, as we count down to Friday.
International students should be treated like everyone else (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

KRISHNAN: Stop Sidelining International Students

Vanderbilt’s administration needs to make decisions that are in the best interests of every student, not just the domestic ones.
Abhinav Krishnan, Staff Writer October 25, 2020
Vanderbilt’s administration needs to make decisions that are in the best interests of every student, not just the domestic ones.
Midterm stress and anxiety has been so popularized in the world of higher ed. (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

JOHNSON: Midterm testing is a relic of a bygone era

In spite of Vanderbilt’s liberal arts background, many professors pointlessly cling to the old ways of midterm testing.
Morgan Johnson, Staff Writer October 24, 2020
In spite of Vanderbilt’s liberal arts background, many professors pointlessly cling to the old ways of midterm testing.
On Friday Oct. 16, the Hustler hosted a virtual roundtable event with Black undergraduate organizations at Vanderbilt.

ROUNDTABLE: Where is the justice in “diversity and inclusion?”

Black undergraduate student-leaders discuss Vanderbilt’s inclusivity initiative, VUPD, campus sexual assault and the Abolish Greek Life movement.
Miquéla Thornton, Opinion Editor October 24, 2020
Black undergraduate student-leaders discuss Vanderbilt’s inclusivity initiative, VUPD, campus sexual assault and the Abolish Greek Life movement.
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