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Is college still worth it: Studies and students have differing opinions

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer As student loan debt extends well over $1 trillion, college graduates are burdened with years of staggering payments that leave many wondering, “Is it worth it?” An index report released by Gallup and Purdue University said that half of U.S. college alumni stated that going to college was not worth the cost, considering they ...

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Pope’s idea not kept within party lines

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer On Sept. 24, Pope Francis addressed Congress to speak on issues such as fundamentalism, supporting refugees and the environment, and condemning abortion. Francis warned members of Congress and the public to be cautious of any form of fundamentalism, especially religious, because no religion can avoid destructive individuals or extremism. “A delicate balance is required ...

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Faculty senate set to talk upcoming changes to SOIs

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer The Valdosta State University Faculty Senate led by President Peggy Moch and Vice President Mike Holt will meet today at 3:30 p.m. to discuss changes to student affairs including changes to Student Opinion of Instruction surveys. This decision has been prompted by a recent decline in completion of the surveys. SOIs give students the ...

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Blazer football drops to 0-2 in conference play

Written by Gabe Burns, Asst. Sports Editor A game that had the look of a back-and-forth affair turned into a blowout, as the West Georgia Wolves defeated the Valdosta State Blazers 49-28 in Carrollton on Saturday. VSU moved to 3-2 on the season after their second straight loss, and is now 0-2 in conference play. UWG  is 6-0 and 2-0 ...

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Radio Birds soar high at Ashley Street Station

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief and Mayah Cantave, Asst. Opinions Editor Walk into Ashley Street Station on a Friday night and you will notice three things: beer, beards, and bands.  Last Friday night, something was different. Unfiltered, unadulterated, and pure rock-and-roll was in the air, and Radio Birds controlled the air waves. Trading the Atlanta skyline for a life on ...

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Editorial: Timed parking spots cause too many tickets for students

Imagine it is a Friday morning, and you only have one class for 50 minutes. You are running a little late so you decide to park by the library in a 45-minute spot thinking, “Surely I won’t get a ticket for going five minutes over.” But when you get back to your car, low and behold, there is a ticket ...

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