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SHEEHAN: Why isn’t transfer student housing prioritized like Commons is for first-years?

Blakemore House (Photo by Hunter Long)

Ned Sheehan

November 10, 2019

Housing vacancies like Blakemore that transfers are commonly placed in are distanced from campus life and make it even harder for transfer students to adjust to life there.

CHANG: Vanderbilt Campus Dining—my greatest enemy and my best friend: Why I stopped complaining about the long lines at Rand

2301 Kitchen (Photo by Kelly Chang)

Kelly Chang

November 7, 2019

Upon realizing the care put into my 2301 smoothies, I learned to stop complaining about Campus Dining.

THORNTON/FRITZLER: Politicon brings contentious topics, cross-aisle engagement to Nashville

Mock Trump vs. Bernie debate (Photo by Miquéla Thornton)

Will Fritzler and Miquéla Thornton

November 5, 2019

Through humor and somewhat benighted debates, the ‘Political Comic Con’ fostered discussions and offered enlightening new political stances and ideas

ROTTMAN: The college admissions scandal shows that wealth is what dictates our broken justice system

Sunset over E Bronson Ingram Hall and Kirkland Hall on Sep. 27, 2018. Photo by Madison Lindeman

Dominic Rottman

November 2, 2019

Wealth is a defining factor in how we perceive what is just.

STAFF EDITORIAL: As a leader in the Nashville community, Vanderbilt must make an effort to reach out to the Kurdish community in its time of need

Nashville from above. (Former Hustler Multimedia/Emily Gonçalves)

Editorial Board

October 30, 2019

After an Oct. 7 phone call with Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Donald Trump ordered a sudden withdrawal of 50 U.S. troops from the Turkey-Syria border. He doubled down a week later, ordering the evacuation of roughly 1,000 troops from Northern Syria. Erogdan has since sent troops into Syr...

MCDONALD: God’s not dead at Vanderbilt

The OUCRL at Diverse 'Dores Day 2019 (Photo by Emily Gonçalves)

Taylor McDonald

October 27, 2019

Last Sunday, I missed mass for the first time since I’ve been at Vandy because my roommate and I both overslept her alarm. A year ago, if you were to tell me I’d decide to wake up at 9 a.m. every Sunday to attend mass of my own free will, I would have laughed at you obnoxiously. Growing up, my gra...

STAFF EDITORIAL: College athletes deserve to be able to earn income for their work

Vanderbilt defeats Missouri 21-14 on Saturday, October 19th, 2019. Photo by Hunter Long // The Vanderbilt Hustler

Editorial Board

October 20, 2019

Vanderbilt doesn’t always sell itself as a “sports school,” but our fifteen SEC teams help define us as an institution and bolster our image. We’re a Division I school in a powerhouse athletic conference. In the past two years, we’ve earned national titles in baseball and women’s bowling. Suc...

SCHULMAN: Vanderbilt needs to stop price gouging

SCHULMAN: Vanderbilt needs to stop price gouging

Max Schulman, Editorial Director

October 18, 2019

A few weeks ago an Econ 1010 test snuck up on me. The morning of, I realized that I didn’t have a calculator. I ran to the Rand Munchie and picked up a TI-30X scientific calculator. I was anticipating about a ten dollar charge – prices on Amazon for similar calculators range from about nine to fifteen dollars. I was unpleasantly surprised when I swiped my Commodore ...

SMITH: Vandy students need to show up for their athletes

SMITH:  Vandy students need to show up for their athletes

Nora Smith

October 11, 2019

Being a freshman at a D1 school, I have to say I expected a little more spirit in the stands. Our student football game attendance has been abysmal, and it definitely has to change. From a quick scan of the crowd on Saturday, Sept. 28, it seemed like we finally outnumbered the opposing team’s fans at t...

ROSENBLUM: Time to quit the Juul

The Juul is the most commonly used vaporizer on the market. Photo by Hunter Long // The Vanderbilt Hustler

Jack Rosenblum, Deputy Opinion Editor

October 11, 2019

For several decades, Americans have worked hard to reduce the presence of cigarettes only to see them replaced by something which could be far more dangerous.  As of Sept. 30, 2019, 15 Americans have died from vaping-related activity in addition to 800 cases of lung disease.  Emerging over a decade ago, the e-cigarette industry is worth over $2.6 bil...

DELOUYA: Greek life should engage more with the broader Vandy community

The new Zeta Tau Alpha (left) and NPHC (right) houses, as seen from the green.

Lyndsey Delouya

October 7, 2019

As the year kicks off with parties on Greek row, recall last semester’s fraternity Kappa Sigma and Caribbean Students Association (CSA) joint party. Although there were hesitations by both organizations about how the party would play out, as this was the first event co-hosted by an Interfraternity...

HONG: Technology: the hidden catalyst for today’s divisions?

Picture courtesy of Justine Hong

Justine Hong

October 4, 2019

If the media is right, President Trump has exacerbated the divisions in our country and heightened disillusionment among Americans. Unfortunately, as college students, most of us don’t know what being an adult not in Trump’s America is like. Trump’s norms have infused our opinions about our country, a...