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We must embrace our now-lame social lives this Halloween. (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

LANGFORD: Halloween’s not dead… if you’re ready to embrace being a loser

A socially-distanced Halloween is not what anyone had planned, but it could be fun if we’re willing to try.
Will Langford, Editorial Director October 21, 2020
A socially-distanced Halloween is not what anyone had planned, but it could be fun if we’re willing to try.
In Tennesee early voting ends Thursday, Oct. 29, and Election Day is Nov. 3. (Hustler Multimedia/Claire Barnett)

LANGFORD: Don’t vote for Trump just because you’re a Republican

Stop conflating Trumpian ideology with conservative politics and recognize that radical right-wing agendas may not align with your beliefs.
Will Langford, Editorial Director October 20, 2020
Stop conflating Trumpian ideology with conservative politics and recognize that radical right-wing agendas may not align with your beliefs.
Next Steps is a program in Peabody College located on Commons at Vanderbilt University. (Hustler Multimedia/Josh Rehders)

SMITH: Next Steps is taking COVID-19 in stride, but there is still more ground to cover

Next Steps administration has done a great job making accommodations for COVID-19 restrictions, but they should push for in-person activities to be made available next semester.
Nora Smith, Deputy Opinion Editor October 19, 2020
Next Steps administration has done a great job making accommodations for COVID-19 restrictions, but they should push for in-person activities to be made available next semester.
Student activists hang signs on the Commons Bridge demanding divestment. (Photo courtesy of Dores Divest)

GUEST EDITORIAL: Vanderbilt, it’s time to divest from fossil fuels

Vanderbilt is falling behind other top universities that have already divested from the fossil fuel industry. Until students demand action, millions of endowment dollars will go towards exacerbating the climate crisis.
Miguel Moravec and Emily Irigoyen October 18, 2020
Vanderbilt is falling behind other top universities that have already divested from the fossil fuel industry. Until students demand action, millions of endowment dollars will go towards exacerbating the climate crisis.
It's time for a snail mail come back. (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

FELLAS: The case for snail mail

We can’t be together physically, so let’s write handwritten letters as a physical reminder that we’re thinking of our loved ones.
Nora Fellas, Staff Writer October 18, 2020
We can’t be together physically, so let’s write handwritten letters as a physical reminder that we’re thinking of our loved ones.
Many international students have been forced to flip their entire schedules. (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

WONG: Vanderbilt isn’t prioritizing international students’ health

Professors and student organizations need to be more accommodating of international students on completely different time schedules.
Adrian Wong October 18, 2020
Professors and student organizations need to be more accommodating of international students on completely different time schedules.
Show up on Nov. 3 not for the presidential ticket, but for the candidates further down the ballot. (Hustler Staff/Nora Fellas)

FELLAS: Progressives, don’t let Joe Biden stop you from voting local

Presidential candidates aren't the only ones on the ballot this November.
Nora Fellas, Staff Writer October 17, 2020
Presidential candidates aren't the only ones on the ballot this November.
During non-pandemic times, Commons Dining Hall is where many first-years dine. (Hustler Multimedia/Chloe Postlewaite)

HUSSAIN: Shut up and eat your food

Vanderbilt students have been causing an uproar about dining hall meals. But amidst a global pandemic, can we really expect better?
Ali Hussain October 14, 2020
Vanderbilt students have been causing an uproar about dining hall meals. But amidst a global pandemic, can we really expect better?
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STAFF EDITORIAL: Vanderbilt, help students turn out and vote

Since Vanderbilt wants its students to engage in the democratic process, professors should forgive absences during early voting and specifically on a university-wide election holiday.
Editorial Board October 12, 2020

This year’s election season has been abuzz with calls for young people to register to vote. Generation Z has been targeted as an important demographic in the 2020 presidential showdown, challenging college...

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NGUYEN: Profit over progress—how wealth blocks Vanderbilt’s commitment to inclusion

For too long, Vanderbilt has prioritized wealth, affording communities like the white-dominated Greek life systems unparalleled leeway to perpetuate bigoted behavior throughout campus. If they aim to protect marginalized folk, they must relinquish all pursuits for money.
Danny Nguyen, Staff Writer October 11, 2020
For too long, Vanderbilt has prioritized wealth, affording communities like the white-dominated Greek life systems unparalleled leeway to perpetuate bigoted behavior throughout campus. If they aim to protect marginalized folk, they must relinquish all pursuits for money.
Boredom is a necessity that the pandemic has given to us. (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

FLOYD: It’s not all bad…

Rather than drowning ourselves in thoughts of all that COVID-19 has taken from us, a time to reflect is important in order to consider what it has given as well.
Ashlee Floyd, Staff Writer October 9, 2020
Rather than drowning ourselves in thoughts of all that COVID-19 has taken from us, a time to reflect is important in order to consider what it has given as well.
Donald Trump has polluted our political discourse with lies and vitriol, and it’s now our job to cleanse it with patience and civility. (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

LATA: Don’t let Trump turn the left intolerant

Even if the president is defeated next month, we must ensure that Trumpian divisiveness does not permanently infect our discourse.
Nathaniel Lata October 9, 2020
Even if the president is defeated next month, we must ensure that Trumpian divisiveness does not permanently infect our discourse.
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