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After the Kavanaugh hearing, our real problem is placing party over due process

After the Kavanaugh hearing, our real problem is placing party over due process

Will Fritzler, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 17, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on Saturday, Oct. 6. He was sworn in later that day, and assumed the bench the following Monday.   For conservatives and supporters of President Trump, the successful confirmation was an end to an ordeal a...

What does it mean to be Outstanding? Reflections of an “Outstanding” senior

What does it mean to be Outstanding? Reflections of an “Outstanding” senior

Henry Bristol

October 14, 2018

October 2015: I was two months into would ultimately become an incredibly humbling and formative Vanderbilt experience, but I still didn’t feel at home; I still wasn’t “happy.” I was finding my footing in a seemingly unknown community, worrying nobody cared about me, calling home to find solace...

Should confederate statues be demolished with a bulldozer or a wrecking ball?

Should confederate statues be demolished with a bulldozer or a wrecking ball?

Miquéla Thornton

October 10, 2018

In 1949, on the heels of World War II, Germany banned the usage of the swastika. Since 1945, the German government has worked to rid the country of Nazi-era memorials. Nazi headquarters have been transformed into educational spaces. Jails that housed high-ranking Nazi officers have been torn down. Even the bunker ...

Family Weekend excludes a large portion of Vandy students

Family Weekend excludes a large portion of Vandy students

Harry Choi

October 7, 2018

During the last weekend of September, when the summer heat of Nashville had calmed down a little, some of my friends and I noticed that Family Weekend was the talk of the town. A large number of parents wandered around Alumni Lawn, carefully watching students go about their days, seemingly taking me...

Why it’s important for STEM students to vote in 2018

Why it’s important for STEM students to vote in 2018

Amrita Banerjee and Coleman Harris

October 3, 2018

From marching to penning opinion articles, scientists, STEM students and their allies have been coming out in droves in support of science and science-based policymaking in regards to climate change, environmental issues and healthcare. While these are necessary means to attract the attention of the public and policymakers, students should not forget...

What we can learn from the Kavanaugh hearings

What we can learn from the Kavanaugh hearings

Editorial Board

September 30, 2018

This past Thursday, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the nation, claiming that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when the two were in high school. Over the course of 15 minutes, she told us how she was sexually assaulted when she ...

We’re giving back to our communities for the wrong reasons

We’re giving back to our communities for the wrong reasons

Klara Lou

September 28, 2018

In 2016, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose to kneel rather than stand during the pre-game national anthem. He stated that his gesture was a protest against police brutality and the racial inequality that is still present in the United States today: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a ...

Marsha Blackburn’s career of setting women back

Marsha Blackburn’s career of setting women back

Mary Hanna

September 27, 2018

Last week, Tennessee Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn spoke her mind regarding the news that has dominated the headlines for more than a week now: allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. While she said that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who is accusing Ka...

Alex Jones and the free speech question

Alex Jones and the free speech question

James Lucas

September 25, 2018

On Sept. 6, far-right radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was permanently removed from the Twitter platform. A controversial figure in most circles, Jones is best known for his outlandish claims about the September 11 attacks, school shootings and the so-called “deep state.”   Twitter’...

The defense of Brett Kavanaugh and why men hate #MeToo

The defense of Brett Kavanaugh and why men hate #MeToo

Max Schulman, Opinion Editor

September 23, 2018

Content warning: sexual assault   On Sept. 16, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford finally bared her wounds to the public. She credibly accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when the two were at a party in high school. Kavanaugh has denied this, claiming that he ne...

We need to separate the art from the artist

We need to separate the art from the artist

Cami Klein

September 20, 2018

In the age of #MeToo, celebrity involvement in sexual misconduct is under the watchful eye of the media. Ready for the next big story, reporters are digging into the present and past lives of some of show business’s biggest stars. As news breaks, the world responds with either unwavering loyalty to it...

In response to Chen’s attack on affirmative action: the truth

In response to Chen’s attack on affirmative action: the truth

Damonta Morgan

September 19, 2018

Earlier this week, the Hustler published an opinion piece by Harrison Chen, entitled “Harvard, the buck stops here.” Admittedly, I was glad to see the piece; it offers a true testament to the character of the University as a place where students can feel comfortable sharing their opinions on issues o...