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Pope Francis Makes First American Visit

Written by Dillon LaRue Rountree, Staff Writer Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, arrived in the United States for his first American tour Tuesday afternoon to a rock star’s welcome. He was greeted by President Obama, Vice President Biden and their families, as well as an enthusiastic crowd. The Argentinian-born pope has held the position of supreme pontiff ...

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Comedian’s fat shaming more cruel than funny

Written by Mayah Centave, Staff Writer Recently, I watched a video by “comedian” Nicole Arbour called “Dear Fat People”, and it was pretty awful. In the video, Arbour gives her opinion about obese people. She says that she believes that obese people make themselves obese, but she also points out that if a person has a physical disease the video ...

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Successful DWE week paves way for future traditions

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer Distinguished Women of Excellence had their first annual “Week of Excellence” last week. The week consisted of numerous events ranging from church and community service to a movie night and “Ladies’ Night” event. DWE is striving to set their members up for success in all aspects of life while having fun doing it. “We ...

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The Visit Review: The most comedic terror of the year

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor Night Shyamalan, the same director who brought us “The Sixth Sense” brings us yet another psychological thriller with “The Visit”. It may not be the scariest movie of 2015, but it can’t be denied that it is definitely a good, entertaining movie that will have your cheeks hurting from laughing. You’ll constantly have to ...

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Davis’ arrest justifiable

Written by Austin Wells, Staff Editor As many of you already know, Kim Davis, a county clerk of Rowan County in Kentucky, was arrested for refusing to issue any marriage licenses to any couple because of the Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex couples to be married. Did she deserve to get arrested for it, though? The answer is a resounding ...

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Making a Dent in the Valdosta Community

Written by Tiarra Bell, Staff Writer A football field for some people is just a 120 yards of green grass. But for others, like VSU wide receiver Greg Dent, it’s a sanctuary— a sacred place where he can block out the entire outside world and be happy. The Florida State transfer is a new addition to the VSU football family. Dent ...

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 9/28/15

Today’s Birthday (09/28/15). Slow down and think things over this year. Consider history before making decisions and plans. Let go of strategies that don’t work, especially in partnerships. Communication and social networking opens profitable career doors after 3/8. Assume new leadership after 3/23. Love is your lodestar. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, ...

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College-based music app offers free music to students

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor We’re college students, so most of us aren’t rich. Yet, a lot of us love music and can’t always afford to pay for a monthly subscription. How can we have all the access to the music we want without breaking the bank? There’s a new free music app that’s combining easy access to unlimited ...

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‘Black Chalk’: college story with a twist

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Staff Writer For some people, books are not the ideal way to spend free time, especially when you have little time to spare in the first place.  However, if you find the right book to read, you may discover that it is just the escape you needed. Black Chalk by Christopher Yates will certainly keep you reading.  ...

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Sex ed that includes all students: VA school district adds transgender education into curriculum

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, , Staff Writer   Fairfax County in Virginia recently announced its plan to add transgender and gender identity education into its middle grades Family Life Education curriculum. While some rejoiced, others like the Traditional Values Collation are not pleased with the decision. According to the Washington Post, the Fairfax County school board voted 10 to 2 in approval ...

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