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Hopper implements new upgrades for residents

Written by Jamel Shorter, Staff Writer Housing and Residence Life has been busy this past school year with planning and executing the many different ways they wanted to change the scope of what it means to “live on campus.” “This is my first year living on campus, and living on campus is so different from Blanton. Blanton had so much ...

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Why Police Shoot

Written by Dillon LaRue Rountree, Staff Writer It seems that nearly every aspect of policing is being scrutinized, from the equipment police are using to the laws that they enforce, nothing is taken for granted. The most contentious issue however, is the use of deadly force—when, why, and how police take the ultimate measure of force. To answer this, we must ...

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Commonplace for college career choices to change

  Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer For most students, college may be a transitioning phase of life. And for this transition, new opportunities, friendships and obstacles may be created. Before college, a student has no idea what to expect. There may be fear of a fresh start with no guardian or excitement. Either way, college will help a student ...

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Faculty senate to discuss Columbus Day Calendar complaint

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer Today, the Faculty Senate congregates in the University Center Magnolia Room at 3:30 p.m. for the September meeting. One item on the agenda will be how VSU refers to Fall Break Fred Knowles, Chair of Native American Studies, wrote a letter to the Faculty Senate to express his displeasure with Fall Break being called ...

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Trump Stumps the Critics

  Written by John Stephen, Staff Writer Political analysts all over the country are admitting that they were wrong; after predicting a quick demise of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he’s still in the game. In fact, he’s stronger than ever. According to CNN, Trump is leading nearly every poll nationally and in early voting states. Plenty of people still dislike ...

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The Daily Strange: Research shows that stereotypes of young people are false

Written by LaMarcus Wilkerson, Staff Writer Students have no sense of responsibility and are only concerned for themselves. Full-time and part-time students that work are sluggish and are careless about work ethics. They are vanity slaves and their arrogance limits their growth in the workplace. They are unappreciative of success and feel like they are entitled to it. These declarations ...

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‘Kyga’ still not socially acceptable

Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor Well, the cat is finally out of the bag. As if it wasn’t known by the entire country already, Tyga and Kylie Jenner’s relationship is finally out and in the open. For almost a year, rumors had been circulating that the two were an item. Of course, since Kylie was only 17 and Tyga ...

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Republican candidates tackles the top issues in debate

Written by Dillon LaRue Rountree, Staff Writer In an almost party-like atmosphere, the Valdosta State College Republicans settled in Wednesday night to watch the CNN Republican Presidential Debate. The group of enthusiastic conservatives watched the eleven most popular Republican candidates take the stage to debate the most important issues of the election and court the Republican primary voters all over the ...

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Weird College Scholarships

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Writer & Tresia Bowles, Staff Writer Finding scholarships can be difficult enough, but the key is finding a scholarship that’s specifically for you. The way to do that is to not always apply to the scholarships that you would assume everyone else may already be applying for, but the overlooked ones as well. There’s pretty much ...

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Editorial: Don’t honor Columbus Day with VSU’s Fall Break

At the first meeting of the semester, it was brought to the attention of the Faculty Senate that the two day vacation in October was being called “Columbus Day Break”, and some faculty members were not pleased. Dr. Knowles, Chair of the Native American Studies Department, feels that calling this short vacation “Columbus Day Break” praises Christopher Columbus, even though ...

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