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Decorated graduation caps express individuality

By: Jessica Ingram As graduation approaches, the craft stores in the area will begin to get a rush of college students getting prepared to participate in the tradition of decorating their graduation caps. Some schools have initiated a ban on the popular college tradition. So the question is, should graduates be allowed to decorate their grad caps or is it ...

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Not all internships should be paid

By: Neil Frawley The question isn’t “should internships be paid?” It’s “should all internships be paid?” The answer is no. Get beyond the notion that a degree equals a job, and a paying one, too. This isn’t our parents’ generation. The job market is flooded with degree holding post-graduates with good enough GPAs and enough extracurricular activities that make it ...

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Barker sweeps SGA presidential election

Written by: Joe Adgie  Tyler Barker is the next SGA president. He defeated Tamelonie Thomas in a landslide victory during the SGA elections last week, winning with almost a 2-to-1 margin. “Now, it’s time to get to work,” Barker said on Monday. “We’ve been discussing about shadowing (President Jimerson), and I really want to pick up right where he left ...

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Students get vocal: protest wakes up West

Written by: Will Lewis The Students Against Violating the Environment brought divestment to President William McKinney’s attention in their most direct way yet. A protest Wednesday involving both students and faculty took place just outside of Dr. McKinney’s door in West Hall. “We need President McKinney’s support if we want them to take this issue seriously,” Danielle Jordan, president of ...

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New building up and ready

Written by: Joe Adgie It took twelve years and $36 million, but the Health Sciences and Business Administration building is now open to the public. The building was officially opened on Friday afternoon in a remarkably well-attended ceremony, despite the heavy rains that day, and featured speakers such as the Georgia secretary of state and three VSU presidents, the current ...

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Law school issues sexist memo

 By: Tyra Mills Not too long ago, Loyola Law School issued a memo to its students outlining what not to wear to work-study jobs. Apparently, this memo ticked off a great deal of the school’s female students and caused a big enough uproar for the story to spread nationwide. The problem with this memo is that it only addressed females, ...

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Diversity needs to be understood

It’s outstanding to witness students speaking up for themselves and their peers. For that, I applaud the SGA. In response to their resolution and recent articles in The Spectator, the Office of Social Equity (OSE) would like to provide pertinent information regarding meeting the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. The disparity between representation of both faculty and students from ...

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Students debate vaccinations

Pro By: LaShawn Oglesby & LaMarcus Wilkerson It is every parent’s right to decide whether or not to have their child vaccinated, but that choice can put other children who do get vaccinated in harm’s way. Schools require that their students be vaccinated before attending. However, guardians can opt out of getting their child vaccinated by filing for a vaccine exemption. ...

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Students need to be heard by senate

Every so often an issue pops up that stirs the student population and causes them to voice their opinions, and if they’re lucky they are listened to. We appear to be short on luck. As of April 17, the scheduling issue that has been the topic of many discussions among both students and faculty was voted on, and the moving ...

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