In all honesty, I still don't really know what a Letter from The Editor is. I’ve been the Editor in Chief of Slant for two whole years and I could not tell you. And now, I sit here writing my final letter as Editor, realizing I not only don't know what I’m supposed to write here, but also that I don’t really know what I did during my entire tenure. I really just winged it. And … [Read more...] about Letter From The Editor: What The Hell Is A Letter From The Editor?
Recently, The Hustler posted an article showcasing the pets of their staff writers. While The Slant is not a political paper and traditionally does not take a side, our entire staff agrees that every single one of these creatures should be the first in line to be euthanized. Their pets can stay, though. In the spirit of being better than The Hustler, The Slant has … [Read more...] about IN PHOTOS: Slant Pets 2021
August 1886: The Slant, Vanderbilt University's humor and satire publication, was founded by an elite group of students who aimed to bring laughter and social commentary to the student body a mere 13 years after the University’s founding. Named after Cornelius Vanderbilt’s penis, this new organization recruited the brightest and tightest the campus had to … [Read more...] about A Comprehensive Guide to the Slant vs. Hustler Beef from a Very Unbiased Source
Vanderbilt announced last week that Mark Bandas, who has served as the Vanderbilt Dean of Students for 14 years, will be stepping down in May. This news came just days after I alerted the staff of The Slant that I, too, will be stepping down from my position as Editor-in-chief in May after two years. However, I am now able to share the exciting news that I will be taking over … [Read more...] about Why I’m Stepping Down As Slant Editor-in-Chief and Stepping Up As Dean Of Students
By Madison Hitchcock, Estelle Shaya and Zak Stengel Dear Slant Readership, In the 134 year history of our publication, no Editor-in-Chief has ever publicly endorsed a presidential nominee. The one exception was in 1964 when the Editor at the time made the unprecedented decision to back Lee Harvey Oswald as a write-in option, a move which led to an FBI investigation … [Read more...] about Letter From The Editor: My Presidential Endorsement