Thursday, December 13, 2018

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.

First-Year Focus

This column will follow first-year Rachel Wei throughout her freshman year at Vanderbilt. She’ll discuss the highs and lows of her experience, the adjustment to college, finding her place on a college campus and so much more. Rachel Wei is a first-year student majoring in HOD and Biology. She hails from Rockville, Maryland, which is in the D.C. Metropolitan area. Rachel enjoys reading, watching Broadway shows, learning about Ancient Greco-Roman history and attending random guest lectures. She is also a multi-faceted musician who is trained in the flute, piano, and voice. Rachel is enjoying writing for the Hustler and being a member of the Mock Trial team, in addition to exploring what the college experience has to offer.

Disabled at Vanderbilt

Claire Barnett

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.

Space Jam

Rahul Rao (‘19) is majoring in physics and English in the College of Arts and Sciences. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and playing video games. He has been interested in space and space exploration since he was a child, and he believes that because Earth’s future lies in space, it is both exciting and important to stay up to date on space-related news.

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.

Letters From A Lesbian

Lambda President Kayleigh Verboncoeur discusses LGBT issues in this column, highlighting ways to affirm identities, support the community and more.

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 ryan.h.brown@vanderbilt.edu). 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.

Kale and Kravings

Wellness coach Sloane Chmara relays her tips and tricks for leading a healthy lifestyle in this column, named after her successful food Instagram that has nearly 13,000 followers (and counting). Stay tuned for recipes, Munchie Mart hacks and advice on food and life.

Environmentality

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.