Don’t Let Political Correctness Ruin Your Merry Christmas

Don’t Let Political Correctness Ruin Your Merry Christmas

Political correctness continues to infringe on many time-honored traditions.  From many areas of the Vanderbilt administration trying to call freshmen “first-year students” to the controversy surrounding the name of the Washington Redskins, all of it is pretty ridiculous, as they are just words.  One area in which political correctness really is going too far is [...]

The Shot Heard Round The World

Officer Darren Wilson fired the shot heard around the world in Ferguson, Missouri this August.  Well, actually it was more than six shots, according to most sources.  And they all ended up in the body of Michael Brown, Jr.  Following one hundred days of madness, a grand jury in Ferguson chose not to indict Officer [...]

My Fellow Radicals

My Fellow Radicals

Recently, the United States launched a military campaign to combat ISIS, the rapidly growing militant Islamic threat coming from Iraq and Syria. America was unsure how to react to the news of renewed American involvement in the Middle East, as Republicans and Democrats alike begged their parties for answers on the most effective and feasible approach to threats of [...]

2014 Midterm Elections: A Huge Victory for the Right to Life

2014 Midterm Elections: A Huge Victory for the Right to Life

Last month, I wrote about the importance of Tennessee’s Amendment One, which strived to neutralize the state Constitution on abortion by overturning a 200 Tennessee Supreme Court ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Sunquist. On Election Day, voters approved the ballot measure, which garnered about 53% of the vote. Contrary to what its opponents claimed, now that Amendment One has [...]

An Incomer’s Guide to Vandy Lingo

Branscomb – Upperclass dorms on Greek row; consists of Lupton, Vaughn, Stapleton, and Scales. Vanderbilt’s party dorm. Highland – Upperclass housing by the Rec center; consists of Morgan, Lewis, Mayfields, and Chaffins. On the Card – Restaurants and services (both on and off campus) that take Meal Money. Unfortunately does not include Lacoste. The Wall [...]

Welcome to the Jungle: A Manual to Navigating the College Political Environment

To everybody in the incoming freshman class—welcome to Vanderbilt! You’ve made it, you’ve done it—you’ve taken all the tests, you’ve done your time in sweat and effort, and now you’re about to embark on what will in some ways be the biggest adventure of your young adult lives. There will be trials and tribulations; you [...]

A “State of the Union” Report: Understanding Dialogue on Same-Sex Marriage

Last week, yet another step toward the inevitable legalization of same-sex marriage took place in Washington, D.C. That is an odd masthead to an article discussing same-sex marriage from the “conservative” perspective. The posturing in recent days has been of either embitterment or sullenness.  Facebook was practically awash with red equals signs; less present, but [...]