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2015-10-15

Education on sexual assaults on college campuses and the solutions to stop the cycle

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor It’s no secret that sexual assault is a huge issue across the country, but what schools are doing to stop it can be a little less obvious. Some colleges send out anonymous surveys to their students asking questions about their experiences with sexual assault; others make female, and sometimes male, students attend seminar after ...

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Campus Diet: Does VSU do enough to cater to different groups of people?

Written by Tresia Bowles, Staff Writer There is more pressure now than ever to live healthy lifestyle in America. The obesity rates in America are at an all-time high and Georgia in particular is number 20 on that list. Everyone from Beyonce to Michelle Obama has advocated for healthy living and exercise. But as a college student, it’s very hard to ...

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College athletes in long time battle

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer College athletes have recently been granted the opportunity to be awarded a limited share of the revenues generated from the use of their names, images, and likenesses in addition to full grants in aid. Former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon and 19 other players sued the National Collegiate Athletic Association claiming that antitrust laws ...

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Price jump of vital drug causes extreme outrage

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor The rising cost of drug prices has been a topic of debate in Washington lately because it affects nearly every American at some point in his or her life. Many drugs that people need to survive are bought and sold between drug companies causing their cost to fluctuate frequently. Many drug companies, much like ...

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Valdosta gets more cinematic: Cinema opens downtown, Halloween films all month

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Local business owner Jessica Ganas is out and about in the downtown business world again. This time with a second business venture called Cinema Downtown, and it may be her biggest hit yet. Cinema Downtown, which is sharing a building with Ganas’s other business, Red Door Records, is located at 121 North Patterson Street ...

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Tennis plays solid in South Regional Championship

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer The Valdosta State Tennis Team is gearing up for the season that is set to start in the spring. The team had a good showing at the annual USTA/ITA South Region Championship on Sept. 25-28 in Pensacola, Fl. and the men and women’s team had a great showing. The women’s team landed two of their players ...

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Red Alert: Campus alert scarce to some, others alerted

Written by Tresia Bowles, Staff Writer  Whether there is a robber or a monkey on the loose, many VSU students, faculty and staff depend on the VSU Campus Alert System to alert them of any criminal activity happening on or near campus. However, many students have expressed concern over how helpful the campus alerts have actually been. The campus alert ...

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#ShoutYourAbortion attempts to help end stigma

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Staff Writer Abortion has been a very hot and touchy subject recently.  There has been quite a lot of debate between pro-life and pro-choice supporters, especially with Planned Parenthood being defunded. A group of women on Twitter began the #ShoutYourAbortion campaign in order to get rid of the stigma associated with abortion.  Every woman has her ...

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Drone hovers over VSU’s campus

Written by LaMarcus Wilkerson, Staff Writer The drone’s capabilities are mind-blowing. According to Associate Director for Marketing and Digital Media, Keith Warburg, the drone can snap pictures from any angle. The UVA shoots 13 megapixels photos, and the drone shoots 4K resolution which is the highest quality of video today. The UVA needs a co-pilot to steer the camera. However, ...

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Blazers host MC in search of first conference win

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor For the Valdosta State Blazers, Saturday’s Gulf South Conference matchup with Mississippi College is close to a must-win. The teams are each 0-2 in conference play, and both the Choctaws and Blazers share a loss to North Alabama. VSU is coming off a 49-28 road loss to West Georgia, whereas Mississippi College was ...

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