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This year, Americans are expected to drop $148.5 billion over the Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday, up $285 million compared to last year. (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

WANG: A case for spending less this Black Friday

Debbie Wang, Staff Writer November 27, 2020
I am all in for treating ourselves this holiday season, but let’s be conscious consumers.
Studying at Vanderbilt (Hustler Multimedia/Emery Little)

QIU: Education should be about intellectual freedom

Joseph Qiu November 23, 2020
Although the Chinese method of education has its appeal, I believe that the American approach is more intuitive and reputable.
Joe Biden’s victory is a testament to the resilience of our democracy; let’s celebrate it. (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

ABEL: In response to Nguyen; Go celebrate Biden’s victory.

Zoe Abel, Staff Writer November 23, 2020
The right to vote is too precious to be toyed with, denied, manipulated or sacrificed in the name of “liberation.”
While you won’t be finding inflatable cornucopias or mechanical turkeys on people’s lawns, give Thanksgiving a chance. (Hustler Communications/Alex Venero)

ZHAO: Stop it with your Christmas music!

Stanley Zhao, Staff Writer November 23, 2020
It’s time to give Thanksgiving some TLC—tender loving care.
Sign reads

SMITH: Stuck in the Q for Thanksgiving break? Stay safe instead of superspreading

Nora Smith, Deputy Opinion Editor November 17, 2020
With cases on the rise at Vanderbilt and across the nation, many will be stuck in quarantine over Thanksgiving break. And they should stay that way.
The Recreational Center on Vanderbilt’s Main Campus is the primary location for COVID-19 tests. (Hustler Multimedia/Truman McDaniel)

LI: Preparing for next semester, Vandy needs to think outside of the box

Sunny Li November 17, 2020
While Vanderbilt successfully handles COVID-19, we can also learn from other communities to perfect our prevention measures.
Here is one anecdote on the long list of things I’ve gained from Angela’s words. (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

THORNTON: Angela Davis and the worth of advocacy through one’s passion

Miquéla Thornton, Opinion Editor November 15, 2020
“I want to begin by suggesting that whoever you are, wherever you are, whether you are a student, an academic, a worker, whether you are a person involved in your church, whether you are an artist, there are always ways to gear your work towards progressive radical transformation." - Angela Davis
Statue on the Vanderbilt campus with a mask. Hustler Multimedia/Truman McDaniel)

WANG: Let’s work together to reopen schools for our youngest learners

Debbie Wang November 15, 2020
Schools were safe places for students before COVID-19; with a clear and consistent national plan, they can still be safe places for ALL students.
There are lessons we can learn from history. (Hustler Multimedia/Alex Venero)

LATA: As America reckons with its racist past, we can learn from those who have done the same

Nathaniel Lata, Staff Writer November 12, 2020
I spoke with Vanderbilt’s Distinguished Chair of History David Blackbourn about what Americans can learn from Germany’s acknowledgment of the darkness in their country’s history.
Vanderbilt campus scenery. (Hustler Multimedia/Elle Choi)

NGUYEN: Do not celebrate Biden’s victory. Electoral politics have no role in liberation.

Danny Nguyen, Staff Writer November 9, 2020
Liberation requires divestment from the government—something many voters have proven they are not ready for as they ridicule third-party and non-voters. Your liberation will not come from voting.
Central Library on Vanderbilt's campus, photographed September 10, 2020. (Alex Venero/Hustler Multimedia)

GUEST EDITORIAL: First-generation students deserve institutional support and representation

Toby Irenstein, Guest Writer November 8, 2020
It’s time for Vanderbilt to catch up with existing avenues of support at peer institutions and dedicate an administrative institutional body to first-generation students.
Vanderbilt students struggle to keep up with increased academic, extracurricular and social pressure without days off. (Hustler Communications/Emery Little)

ABEL: Give us a break

Zoe Abel, Staff Writer November 5, 2020
Vanderbilt students are overworked and exhausted; we need a day off.
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