Sexual Health At Vandy
Sara Saeed (‘21) is majoring in Mathematics and Spanish in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her column aims to provide a source for targeted and open sexual and reproductive health education to Vanderbilt students. She believes the only way to have safe sex is to have access to medically accurate information and to be aware of the resources available on campus and in Nashville. Her column acts as a source of material for students wanting to learn about STI/STD health, consent and coercion, contraception options, seeking treatment at the Zerfoss Student Health Center, and how to protect yourself and others when engaging in healthy sexual behavior. Hopefully, if students choose to take the initiative to seek out sexual literacy, they can refer to this column.
Disabled at Vanderbilt
In this column, Claire Barnett examines life at Vanderbilt for people with disabilities, using personal experience to highlight the unique challenges they confront and suggesting improvements on administrative and individual levels. Ultimately, her goal is to shift attitudes on campus and beyond it toward celebrating people with disabilities and the diversity they bring.
Happiest and Healthiest
Katie is a Senior majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology and minoring in Economics and Women’s and Gender Studies. On campus, she is the President of CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes, and Actions to Recreate Girls), a national organization committed to helping college-aged women “find their fit:” the way of working out that makes them feel strong and confident within a community of supportive women. In her free time, you can find her at Fit Factory Nashville, drinking way too much coffee, and dancing with her Momentum Dance Company ladies.
The Off-Brand Opinion
Two campus conservatives join forces in this column to bring forth conversation about the political right, with goals of reducing negative stereotypes on campus and rewriting the narrative of conservatism as many understand it today. Ryan Brown (‘21) studies Public Policy (maybe!) and Economics (we’ll see how that goes, send tutoring advice to firstname.lastname@example.org). A self-described “political nerd,” Ryan has interned (political lingo for “volunteer” or “free labor”) for multiple Congressional campaigns and in the district office of his hometown legislators. Ryan hails proudly from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a working-class city filled with the same industrious and optimistic spirit Ryan exudes. Danny (’20) is majoring in Philosophy and Political Science with Minors in History and Business. He has a passion for bringing people together, which has contributed to his desire to pursue a career in mediation via the legal profession. He is involved in Vanderbilt College Republicans, the Greek Inclusivity Alliance, and the Vanderbilt Political Review, among other things.
This column touches on environmental issues and ways that we, as individuals and on a societal level, can strive toward sustainability. Kailey discusses global efforts, new technologies, campus efforts and lifestyle decisions that can make our world greener. Kailey is a sophomore majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering and minoring in Economics. She is involved in the American Society of Civil Engineers and participates in research at Vanderbilt’s Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability. In her spare time, she likes to cook, work out and spend time with her friends.