The Vanderbilt Hustler

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Peace of Mind: The importance of learning to cope with our emotions in healthy ways

June 22, 2020

The differences between maladaptive and adaptive emotions and how we should respond to them productively.

Around the country, white people are quick to claim and consume Black culture, praising Black athletes, models, actors and musicians for their entertainment value, yet these same white people hesitate to fight for human rights. Vanderbilt’s campus is not immune to this disheartening reality.

Inside an Athlete’s World: Black lives should matter on and off the field

June 7, 2020

How recent Black Lives Matter protests have revealed important race dynamics within the Vanderbilt community.

We must hold novels like “Sula” with the same regard that we do novels like “Little Women,” not only because they deserve it, but also because if we don’t, we fail entirely to complete one of literature’s most fundamental goals: to understand lives that are different from our own.

Lessons & Literature: We need to redefine “classic” literature

June 6, 2020

In order to become allies to the Black Lives Matter movement, we need to read Black authors.

The open channels of communication, alternative learning methods and due date flexibility employed during distance learning, with minimal invasive questioning, should outlast the pandemic and become the new norm.

Surviving Social Distancing: Maintaining Student Support Post-COVID-19

May 30, 2020

My professors’ readiness to help struggling students during the coronavirus pandemic should be the norm

Mental illness is a real illness that requires time and effort to treat, even though it's invisible to most people.

Peace of Mind: Meet me and my anxiety

May 26, 2020

How my anxiety significantly impacts my ability to function every day, and why we need to talk more about mental health at Vanderbilt

Lulu Miller's book provides an honest exploration of what it looks like to crawl out of chaos and draw meaning from destruction.

Lessons & Literature: “Why Fish Don’t Exist” is the perfect read to get you through this pandemic

May 19, 2020

Why this genre-bending book will inspire you to look at chaos differently.

A silver lining in the COVID-19 pandemic has been the push it’s given me to reconsider my priorities.

Sophomore Spotlight: How getting sent home forced me to reassess my priorities at Vandy

May 14, 2020

A reflection on the chaotic end to this semester, and the light at the end of the tunnel

Learning online can be particularly challenging for Blair students, whose lessons typically include close examination of the tone quality they're producing.

Finding My Voice: E-Learning for music majors

April 19, 2020

How music majors have been uniquely affected by the shift to online learning

As hard as it can be to concentrate on school during quarantine, here are some ways to keep yourself on track and power through the end of the year.

Surviving Social Distancing: How to handle another month of online classes

April 11, 2020

Don't know how you'll make it to the finish line this semester? Try out these online learning tips

It's important to get proper sleep and nutrition, which will help support your immune system and hopefully prevent you from contributing to the healthcare overload. (Photo courtesy Del Daylami)

Surviving Social Distancing: Let’s get physical(ly well)

March 28, 2020

How to make caring for your body a priority during the coronavirus pandemic

Working with health professionals and applying the concept of intuitive eating can help those struggling with eating disorders establish a healthier relationship with their body.

Intuitive Eating with Mimi: How intuitive eating plays into eating disorder recovery

March 25, 2020

The role of intuitive eating in disordered eating recovery

Although some of us have been more fortunate than others during this time of transition and anxiety, we could all use some tips on how to cope with social distancing. (Photo courtesy Del Daylami)

Surviving Social Distancing: Coping together

March 24, 2020

During the coronavirus outbreak, maintaining student well-being becomes even more important.