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Opinion: George H.W. Bush, in a time of division, is an example to look up to

Opinion: George H.W. Bush, in a time of division, is an example to look up to

Will Fritzler, Assistant Opinion Editor

December 21, 2018

I’m always in awe when the sitting president and all living former presidents gather. It resonates with me: seeing decades of American leadership and accomplishment represented in one place. That feeling returned when I watched parts of the Dec. 5 state funeral of President George H.W. Bush at Was...

Opinion: No, Professor Meacham, George H. W. Bush should not be lauded for his racism

Opinion: No, Professor Meacham, George H. W. Bush should not be lauded for his racism

Max Schulman, Opinion Editor

December 6, 2018

War hero, Congressman, president and patriot George Herbert Walker Bush died on the last day of November in his home in Houston, Texas. Battling Parkinson’s, frailty and the recent passing of his wife Barbara, he died at the ripe old age of 94. He will be remembered as the last of his kind: a mode...

Opinion: All I want for Christmas is for Vanderbilt to pay its workers

Opinion: All I want for Christmas is for Vanderbilt to pay its workers

Miranda Cross

December 5, 2018

Scrolling through my Instagram a few weeks ago, I saw a promotion for Vanderbilt’s newest student program: Social ‘Dores. The premise is simple: students create and curate social media content for official Vanderbilt accounts. The catch? The position, like so many others at Vanderbilt, is unpaid...

Opinion: Vanderbilt needs to push back against the proposed Title IX changes

Opinion: Vanderbilt needs to push back against the proposed Title IX changes

Editorial Board

December 2, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently released her proposed changes to Title IX, the federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex that dictates how sexual harassment and assault grievances are processed, especially on college campuses. In justifying the proposed changes, DeVos said, ...

Opinion: I know that voting doesn’t make sense; here’s why I do it anyway

Opinion: I know that voting doesn’t make sense; here’s why I do it anyway

Max Schulman, Opinion Editor

November 25, 2018

As a political science major with a love for elections and passion for policy, I always get excited come November. I pester all my friends to register, to file their absentee ballot requests, to read up on the candidates. Inevitably, some of them brush off my enthusiasm: Elections don’t get decided b...

Opinion: Should Badass Beauty Queen be screened today?

Opinion: Should Badass Beauty Queen be screened today?

Anonymous

November 14, 2018

Last Friday, I learned that the film Badass Beauty Queen was scheduled to be screened as one of the events for this year’s International Education Week. The film is based on the story of Anastasia Lin – a Chinese Canadian who is a human rights advocate and practitioner of Falungong, a condemned re...

Opinion: Who is Vanderbilt’s biggest rival?

Opinion: Who is Vanderbilt’s biggest rival?

Mason Brady

November 13, 2018

Looking back at Vanderbilt Football’s history with the University of Tennessee, we see some iconic moments. This rivalry features the last football game of Vanderbilt legend Jay Cutler’s collegiate career. In the final matchup of 2005, he hit Earl Bennett for a 5-yard touchdown with 1:11 to go in th...

Opinion: Religious minorities have the right to both their holidays and their GPAs

Opinion: Religious minorities have the right to both their holidays and their GPAs

Sydney Juda

November 8, 2018

Typically, when we think of cultural issues on Vanderbilt’s campus, we are quick to recognize the self-segregation of various racial and ethnic groups and international students’ difficulty integrating into the larger community. Rarely do students think of religious diversity on campus and the dif...

Opinion: What we can learn from Anita Hill

Opinion: What we can learn from Anita Hill

Klara Lou

November 6, 2018

Content warning: sexual assault   “I got into Yale Law School. That’s the number-one law school in the country. I had no connections there. I got there by busting my tail in college.” When Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of attempted sexual assa...

Opinion: The MeToo Movement needs to do more than just call out the bad apples

Opinion: The MeToo Movement needs to do more than just call out the bad apples

Max Schulman, Opinion Editor

November 4, 2018

Content warning: sexual assault   He’s totally friendly during the day. He’s got a 3.8 with a compsci major and loves talking about ‘80’s rock. His parents met at WashU med school and both became cardiologists. He’s an Eagles Fan. He’s got a sweet tooth. He hated the ending to In...

Opinion: Acceptance is a two-way street

Opinion: Acceptance is a two-way street

Anonymous

October 31, 2018

I’m an 18-year-old gay conservative going to Vanderbilt University. I came out to my family, friends and all the rest this past summer. They all accepted me with open arms and were supportive of my coming out. It took me so long to come out because I was not sure how they would react, given that th...

How to avoid being a bigot on Halloween

How to avoid being a bigot on Halloween

Miquéla Thornton

October 28, 2018

We all know her: the girl who, every Halloween, last minute, puts a feather in her hair and paint on her cheeks, throws on something revealing and calls herself a sexy “Indian.” A few things: 1) the correct term is Native American, 2) feathers and other headdresses were traditionally worn by male warriors and 3) a feather commonly rep...