The Vanderbilt Hustler

Junior Jolt: You are more than your credentials

September 28, 2020

During internship recruitment season, it’s important to remember that outcomes don’t define your worth.

  “Being back on campus, I found tranquility in a place I had been away from for far too long. From the major events like the Founders’ Walk to the small occurrences like the 8 a.m. commute to Wilson Hall, every moment at Vanderbilt had meaning in one way or another.” (Photo courtesy Tucker Apgar)

Existential Dore: How to create meaning with a mindful viewpoint

September 25, 2020

Taking the time to reflect on your day-to-day life as a Vanderbilt student creates the thinking skills necessary for understanding not only yourself but also the broad Vanderbilt experience.

Privileged students at Vanderbilt must acknowledge and support their financially-insecure peers, especially in regards to the meal plan. (Photo courtesy Claire Rich)

Eat the Rich: Wealthy students must recognize their food privilege at Vandy

September 23, 2020

Eating out nightly is not an option for every student, and privileged students need to recognize this by offering their support to food-insecure students.

Hope in One’s Identity: How I learned to appreciate what I once was ashamed of

September 21, 2020

Realizing that everyone’s an outsider in some ways led me to believe that those differences can unite.

Generation on the Rise: Why the culture and prevalence of complaining in Generation Z is a valuable vehicle for bonding with others

September 17, 2020

Modern psychology warns us against the adverse effects of excessive complaining, but when done in moderation, the benefits can outweigh the costs.

Masked statues are among many visual displays on campus that remind us to “Anchor Down, Step Up.” (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

Art, Science and Symbiosis: Public art in the age of COVID-19 reflects a stubborn sense of hope

September 15, 2020

On- and off campus, coronavirus-inspired art calls on us to step up to our responsibilities.

Eat the Rich: How an 18th Century Phrase has Made a Comeback

September 14, 2020

The history and implications of my column’s name, “Eat the Rich."

50-200 first-years were caught breaking Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 protocols by gathering on the Common’s Lawn. This sparked many arguments between partygoers and students who do not want to be sent home early. (Photographer Unknown)

The Black Vandy Experience: You Shouldn’t Use Police Brutality to Protect Your White Privilege

September 13, 2020

During last weekend’s gathering on the Commons’ lawn, police brutality was used as a defense for white students on campus to continue partying without the consequences of police presence.

Pictured is choir director Dr. Tucker Biddlecombe’s workspace setup for editing and mixing choir audio recordings (Hustler Staff/Sophie Heinz)

Finding My Voice: How COVID-19 has changed what performance will look like in the Blair School of Music

September 9, 2020

With the new COVID-19 safety guidelines in place, the Blair School of Music has successfully created new performance opportunities for students utilizing technology.

Being an international student means staying strong and resilient in the midst of adversity. (Hermian Wan)

Way Back Home: 65 Days of Trekking Across the Globe Amidst the Pandemic

September 7, 2020

How COVID-19 prompted my two-month-long journey back home to Hong Kong.

Junior Jolt: Establishing Human Connection Could Not Be More Important Right Now

August 30, 2020

Why we shouldn’t underestimate it and how to cultivate it during a socially distanced semester.

Junior Jolt: Why there’s still hope left for 2020

August 9, 2020

While this year has proven challenging for all, we can choose to stay motivated and grateful.