About Us

The Vassar Political Review (or VPR), formerly 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 politicalreview.vsa@vassar.edu. 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.

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Awards

In 2019, the Vassar Political Review was the recipient of two awards from the Associated College Press (ACP).

  • A Pacemaker Finalist Award in the Online category. The Pacemakers are often referred to as the “Pulizter Prize” of collegiate journalism. The VPR was among 40 publications selected from nearly 200 contestants for this honor.
  • An ACP Best-of-Show Award in the website for four-year schools with enrollment under 10,000 category.
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