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ROSENBLUM: Nashville’s newly elected mayor will benefit Vanderbilt students’ quality of life

The US Supreme Court concluded that the dismantlement of DACA  was unconstitutional.

Jack Rosenblum, Deputy Opinion Editor

September 15, 2019

While most Vandy students love to take advantage of everything the city of Nashville has to offer, few are aware of the politics involved in making this city run and how the city’s leaders directly affect our students. Working in the background, politicians can make large impacts on our experience...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Vanderbilt students deserve a forward-thinking, responsive leader out of our new Chancellor

Chancellor Zeppos at Founder's Walk.

Editorial Board

September 9, 2019

Vanderbilt needs a new leader. Since April, when Chancellor Nicolas Zeppos announced that he would step down from his position, the university has been searching for a permanent replacement. The administration formally began this process just after Zeppos’s announcement, when the Board of Trust appointed a...

THORNTON: Is Vanderbilt the Harvard of the South or is Harvard the Vanderbilt of the North?

(Photo by Emily Gonçalves)

Miquéla Thornton, Opinion Editor

September 8, 2019

Harvard was the first school to initiate the worst nightmare of the modern-day high school junior: the SAT in 1934. These three simple letters that alone increase stress, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, low self-esteem and even cause students to lose eyelashes due to stress, according to a study by...

THORNTON: Composting is not the only way Vanderbilt should combat food waste

Kissam Munchie Mart.
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Miquéla Thornton, Opinion Editor

September 1, 2019

Editor's Note: After publishing this article, the editorial staff learned that Campus Dining has plans to implement a program to allow students to donate their sides at any point during the year. The program, constructed in partnership with VSG, will be rolled out by the end of this week, Campus Din...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: I can’t wait to see The Hustler grow

Rachel Friedman, Editor-in-Chief of The Hustler. (Photo by Emily Gonçalves)

Rachel Friedman, Editor in Chief

August 18, 2019

Dear Commodores, My name is Rachel Friedman, and I am the Editor in Chief of The Hustler this academic year. Being the editor of a school newspaper has been an aspiration of mine since I was 16. My chances of accomplishing this goal weren’t looking good when I was not selected to be the head of ...

BUSSMANN: Open Letter to Seniors

BUSSMANN: Open Letter to Seniors

Alexa Bussmann

August 18, 2019

To my fellow seniors,  First, let’s take a moment. How are we seniors already?! Three years at Vanderbilt have flown by, and all of a sudden we only have nine months left at Vanderbilt. Let’s talk about those nine months. They will inevitably go by faster than we think, or want them to. And while the...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to Bauman, Never Again is now

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to Bauman, Never Again is now

Yonathan Reches

August 14, 2019

In a recent Hustler guest editorial, Mr. Jared Bauman asserted that the discourse surrounding the Never Again Action protest on Aug. 19 trivializes the pain of the Jewish people by equating two incomparable situations. As one of the protest’s leaders—and a descendent of victims and survivors of th...

Don’t Trivialize The Holocaust

Vanderbilt University. (Photo courtesy Claire Barnett)

Jared Bauman, Guest Writer

August 9, 2019

I’ve recently heard, through a combination of individual students, Instagram stories and GroupMe messages, that several Vanderbilt students are working alongside a group called Never Again Action to organize an anti-U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) protest in a few weeks. On a normal ...

Here’s why keeping the scooters in Nashville is a good move

A Lime scooter parked in front of Commons Center. Photo by James Long // The Vanderbilt Hustler

Corrine Liu

July 22, 2019

Nashville needs creative and reliable ways to integrate e-scooters into the city, and Metro's decision is helping us do that

STAFF EDITORIAL: Bill Lee is beginning to understand the wrongs of revering Confederate symbolism – he must continue his and Tennessee’s progress in understanding racial injustice

A statue of Sam Davis, the so-called

Editorial Board

July 19, 2019

Governor Bill Lee is unsure about his participation in the reverence of racist symbolism in Tennessee. But he is walking in the right direction. On July 12, he signed a proclamation to designate July 13 as “Nathan Bedford Forrest Day.” Forrest was a lieutenant general for the Confederate Army during the Civil War and served as the first leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Lee signed a document which ca...

SCHULMAN: Mayor Briley is right – electric scooters need to be taken off our streets.

Two electric scooters blocking a path

Max Schulman, Editorial Director

June 28, 2019

Nashville Mayor David Briley followed through on his ultimatum with electric scooter companies and set to begin the process of removing many of them from Nashville’s streets. In late May, he announced to the seven companies operating the 4,000 scooters within the Metro area that they had one month to propose changes to their operating regulations so as to comply with existing law and safety standar...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A deeper understanding of eating disorders at Vanderbilt

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A deeper understanding of eating disorders at Vanderbilt

Emily Grinstead and Michelle Cole

April 26, 2019

On Jan. 13, The Hustler published an opinion piece about the intersection of Vanderbilt’s performance culture and disordered eating. We are two students passionate about eating disorder awareness and would like to correct what we found to be misinformation and misconceptions; we also hope to provide a deep...