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Fall 2013

Play to find love on stage

Written by: Cole Edwards If you think the hunt for true, romantic love is a quest today, imagine how difficult it was in the 17th century. The VSU theatre and dance department will premiere Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” The play explores the nature of love and the often-bumpy road it takes to find love. The play will premiere this ...

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Gaga has bad luck, they read her ‘pokerface’

Written by: Anthony Pope Hello, World—Anthony here bringing you the latest celebrity gossip that had us buzzing this past week. It seems Hollywood has caught a major case of the babies. Several stars have revealed pregnancies in the last week. Gwen Stefani, Olivia Wilde, Drew Barrymore and Kerry Washington are all reportedly pregnant with babies due in the spring and ...

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Hedgehog returns with kicking vengeance

Written by: Steven Setser After 2006, many thought that Sonic was finished, but then the impossible happened: a Sonic boom. After hits like Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations, many wondered what Sonic would do on next generation systems. Sonic Lost World was announced exclusive to Nintendo and seems to have been heavily influenced by the company itself. Is ...

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Drag show to raise awareness

Written by: Isaiah Smart Hair will flow and hands will clap as the Gay Straight Alliance at VSU brings Drag Delight to campus next Thursday. Every year, GSA puts on Drag Delight, a drag show, to raise funds and awareness for World AIDS Day. The event grows every year and brings in not only students and staff but community members ...

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RateMyProfessor continues to dominate registration

Written by: Brian Hickey Students rely heavily on RateMyProfessor as they prepare for registration, and as long as students trust and appreciate its authenticity, it’ll be around for much longer. According to RateMyProfessor, more than 4 million college students per month are taking advantage of the site. VSU is no different. “I really like it,” Justine Proctor, sophomore international business ...

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Blazer Pantry offers opportunity to give and receive

Written by: Essah Cole As a college student, finding time for community service can sometimes be difficult. However, VSU offers students the opportunity to help students out in a quick and easy drop-off donation that is available year-round. Blazer Panty is a confidential, supplemental food source for off-campus, full-time VSU students. Since opening in 2010, Blazer Pantry has donated and ...

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The many meanings of rape

Written by: Taylor Stone  The word “rape” has been loosely construed over the years to have a myriad of different meanings that change on a mystified whim depending on the individuals involved and the circumstances. To define an action, that action must have parameters that limit and characterize it, rather, it must have certain identifiable elements that allow us to ...

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Legislation keeps LGBT employed

Written by: Isaiah Smart The strength of the LGBT community has grown tremendously over the years. A minority that is easily overlooked when thinking about diversity at times, the LGBT community has worked tirelessly to gain an equal spot in society. The civil war this group has fought isn’t as bloody and violent as with African-Americans in the ‘60s but ...

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Letter to the editor: VSU, reinvest in cleaner fuel

Are you concerned that the money you spend supports sweatshops in Bangladesh and elsewhere, perpetuating the misery of millions of our fellow human beings? Undoubtedly many of us are concerned, and we understand that we can make a difference in the world by being more judicious about where we shop. As ethical consumers become more aware of the need for ...

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Finding answers for Kendrick

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro  Not often is Valdosta recognized by mainstream news outlets without quickly being shoved back under the covers. The death of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson has been an exception. While many will argue his death was a mere accident, others are convinced by the inconsistency of the investigation and the lack of cooperation from city officials that murder ...

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