The Vassar Political Review (or VPR), formerly known as the Vassar Chronicle, is a non-partisan political publication and Vassar College organization dedicated to elevating the quality of political debate and conversation on campus. It was founded in December 2017 by Andrew Solender ’20 and Alexander Barzacanos ’18.
The Vassar Political Review publishes op-eds and analysis from Vassar students, alumni and faculty. Our publication seeks to raise the quality of political thought at Vassar by increasing the ideological and philosophical scope of debate with substantive, thought-provoking content. We hope to expand our readers’ political horizons by challenging their beliefs and hopefully making them more productive and capable political actors.
We are looking for pieces that range from 300 to 1600 words with hyperlinked citations. They should be shared as google docs with firstname.lastname@example.org. Our editors will read them and leave grammatical and content-related suggestions for the authors to consider in an editorial process that helps meet a high standard while preserving the author’s individual voice. Pieces should fall under one of four categories: politics, policy, financial, and campus & culture. If you’re not sure which category your piece might fall into, feel free to reach out to us.
The Vassar Political Review is a member of the Collegiate Network, an organization of over 100 alternative college publications across the country with a collective annual distribution of over 2 million readers. While our membership in the Collegiate Network does not impact our editorial voice, it does help us offer our writers career opportunities in journalism and provide us with a pipeline for distributing our writing to major outlets and making it a part of the wider media landscape.