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People Poll: Android vs. iPhone

“I like iPhone better because it has better camera quality than Android,” Carrington Jones, a freshman mass media major, said. “Nothing wrong with Android, but I like iPhone better because they have facetime calling,” Jalen Dillard, a sophomore international business major, said. “I like iPhone better because the quality is overall better than Android. The emoji’s are even better,” Hannah ...

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A slate of musicians to bring mayhem to VSU

On Friday, April 27 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., VSU will host the Mayhem Music Festival. This event is open to the public, free for all and will take place on VSU’s front lawn. According to John Wright, associate director of Student Life, and Robin Vickery, director of Student Life, there will be five total music performances from DJ ...

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Opinion: The U.S. must consider options in Syria

Last week on a Friday evening, President Trump decided to initiate missile strikes on various different locations in Syria. These air strikes, having been deliberated on for quite a number of days before they were fired, were met with a great deal of criticism from the left and the right, and surprisingly, were also greeted with praise from different factions ...

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Opinion: Male birth control should be an option

Pay attention gentlemen: The University of Minnesota may have a new lead on the concept of male birth control. Researchers at UMN adapted a molecule from an African plant that was once used to poison warrior’s arrows to stop sperm flow. The contraceptive, while reducing sperm count, does not reduce testosterone levels. It is a start to what should be ...

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Opinion: Frozen needs to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend

Disney’s cultural phenomenon, “Frozen,” is in the works of a highly anticipated sequel. Fans across social media platforms have discussed the potential plot details: “What will Olaf be getting into?” “Will there (ever) be a better song than ‘Let It Go’?” and “What about the dresses?” But the social media movement that caught the attention of Disney professionals and junkies ...

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People poll: What did you just realize?

“People don’t always do for you as you would do for them,” Courtney Smith, a junior accounting major, said. “I just realized that there is an emergency signal on the strap of my bookbag that I have had for a while,” Jack Walker, a senior English major, said. “I learned how to use Snapchat filters not too long ago,” Eric ...

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Editorial: ‘Walk Up Not Walk Out’ promotes victim blaming

It has been over a month since the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 people and wounded 14. Students across the country, including Valdosta High School, participated in National School Walkout Day on March 14 to raise awareness of the victims of school shootings and demand new gun law changes. Some ...

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Opinion: The highlights from the Oscars

The 90th annual Oscars Award Show premiered on March 4. The night was filled with great accomplishments for new actors and actresses, some mundane yet interesting fashion choices and groundbreaking moments. The Oscars was better than usual. After the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite became a trending topic in 2016, the Oscars recognized their lack of diversity within the award show. The category ...

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People Poll: Do you think teachers should be armed?

“Yes, I think it will create more problems,” Madison Hollified, a freshman early childhood education major, said. “Yes, I think it will create more problems. Not everyone is mentally stable so we shouldn’t be arming additional people,” Deandra Gainor, a junior health administration major, said. “No, I don’t think arming teachers is a good idea. Some students are very rude ...

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Opinion: Georgia Senate Bill 375 moves Georgia in the opposite direction

On Feb. 23, the Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 375, which has been named the “Keep Faith in Adoption and Foster Care Act.” This bill, if legislated, would mean that adoption agencies would have the right to refuse anyone on the justification of the adoption agencies religion. This means they can deny gay couples, couples of any religion, and couples ...

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