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5 things we wouldn’t have without black inventors

Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer Garrett Morgan Invention: three-position traffic signal According to History, around 1907 in Cleveland, Ohio, Morgan opened up his own sewing machine repair shop after years of experience, and he later added a widely successful garment shop. Due to his success, he was able to start a newspaper in 1920, called the Cleveland Call, which ...

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VSU holds poverty simulation

Written by Edward Rella, Staff Writer Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live as an immigrant in the U.S., undocumented, and working for a mere $20 a day, or maybe a struggling college dropout living off of odd jobs for cash around their city? On Thursday, February 2, Dr. Consuela Ward hosted a unique poverty simulation. ...

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Condom Casino raises awareness for safe sex

Written by Darla Dunning, Staff Writer On Thursday, Feb. 9,  the Residence Hall Association hosted a free event called Condom Casino where students learned about safe sex by using condoms that they got to keep as their playing chips. There were over 100 students who attended this event where they learned information about sexual education while playing casino games such as ...

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Erin’s Food Corner

Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer Just because you’re away from home, doesn’t mean you should go without a home cooked meal. This Cajun Shrimp Foil Pack recipe is perfect for anyone craving a low country boil. The Cajun shrimp, buttery potatoes and spicy andouille sausage will make you feel like you’re in the French quarter of New Orleans. Enjoy ...

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Provocative poet visits VSU, ‘misses the penis’

Written by Darla Dunning, Staff Writer Kim Addonizio read a collection of her poems and stories to a full theater of students, teachers and the local community on Feb. 2. Her provocative poems and short stories that were read didn’t hold anything back, detailing her sex life and humorous adventures that led her to be a writer. Addonizio is the ...

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Student’s ’20 questions’ goes viral

Written by Alex Dunn, Staff Writer Briana Parrish, a student at Valdosta State University, recently posted a list of questions about VSU to the university’s branch of The Odyssey Online that skyrocketed to viral video status, prompting VSU to respond. Parrish posted her questions on Jan. 23 titled “All the Unanswered and Somewhat Unimportant Questions VSU has Left Us with.” ...

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Weekly Weird: Professor live tweets to an empty classroom

Written by Darla Dunning, Staff Writer Instead of yelling at his students for not showing up to class, this professor decided to fire off a series of hilarious but heartbreaking tweets that went viral on Twitter. Adam H. Avitable, professor at a college in Central Florida, teaches GED-prep courses to students who lack transportation or resources to get the help ...

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‘We Need to Talk’ gives students expressive outlet

Written by Kevin Paul, Staff Writer The world seems to be accelerating at record speed, with history, politics and culture shifting daily. With these rapid changes, an expressive outlet is now needed to balance and bring together differing beliefs and emotions, and that outlet has come in the form of “We Need To Talk.” “We Need to Talk” is a ...

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Four Directions holds first meeting

Written by Briana Salem, Staff Writer The student organization Four Directions held its first interest meeting on Jan. 24. The meeting was open to all students, faculty, and staff. “We work in conjunction with the Native American studies minor to promote it and discuss basically anything we want, but most of the things we discuss are centered around Native Americans ...

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Creative’s Couch

Written by Darian Harris, Multimedia Editor With Spring Break coming up, there’s always a sense of saving money and stretching and maximizing the dollar. We tend to spend excessively and live fast because YOLO, right? Well, when the week of fun is all said and done and real life comes back into play, those few extra coins that you start ...

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