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?
By Hewlett Packin My name is Hewlett Packin and I’m a sophomore at Vanderbilt University majoring in Economics and Human and Organizational Development. Throughout my life, I’ve always felt like an outsider. My family is white and pretty much middle-income, from The Hamptons, New York. Because my parents valued my education, they enrolled me at the local private high … [Read more...] about When the Immersion Vanderbilt Mob Came for Me
Year after year, the public bemoans a “lack” of music to celebrate the “Thanksgiving season,” whatever that means. Where Christmas has a wealth of music from Mariah Carey and other lesser artists, and Halloween has such seminal classics as “The Monster Mash” and China Anne McClain’s “Calling All the Monsters,” the general public doesn’t recognize a similar canon for everyone’s … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: We Don’t Need More Thanksgiving Music. We Already Have the Perfect Thanksgiving Anthem
By Stella Virgin Let’s get something straight. I think it’s pretty fucking unfair that society has decided to only give us one virginity. I mean, really, one? The vast majority of the 18+ population could definitely use a set-in-stone virginity reset day to replenish our mental and emotional well-being. After all, who doesn’t want to free themselves from those ever-so-common … [Read more...] about Op Ed: Let’s Collectively Agree to Reset our Virginities Every Month
The nation’s most salient young voices have taken to the opinion pages of our most precious institutions—online-only college newspapers—to urge us that voting will not make the difference. They are right. The only thing that can save us from the specter of oppression is pumping out as many provocative hot takes as possible from the comfort of our dorm rooms. Protesting isn’t … [Read more...] about OPINION: Your Liberation Will Only Come From Steaming Hot Takes