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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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VSU goes Bananas: Social media and campus ablaze over escaped monkey

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief VSU was caught in a state of monkey business on Thursday, Sept. 10. According to VSU biology professor, Collen McDonough who specializes in animal behavior, coming into contact with the monkey could be dangerous. McDonough said that the monkey is considered to be wild and warns people not to go near the monkey if they ...

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 9/15/15

Today’s Birthday (09/15/15). This is the year to realize a personal dream. Assume leadership. Start at home (especially after 9/17). Strengthen infrastructure, and focus on funding after 9/27. Take your relationship to the next level after 3/8. Create new income opportunities after 3/23. Rally the troops for love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest ...

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Kingdom Hearts 2.9? So close, yet so far to Kingdom Hearts 3

Written by Stella Henderson, Photo Editor It’s been three years since The Kingdom Hearts franchise has released a new game and eight years for a non-hand held console. With this year’s E3 event, Square Enix showed snippets of what was to come for Kingdom Hearts three and a mobile phone game, Kingdom Hearts: Unchained. At the Disney D23 expo in ...

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Horoscope: Daily Forecast 9/14/15

Today’s Birthday (09/14/15). Realize your heart’s desires this year. Devote energies to personal passions. Focus on home renovation or relocation after 9/17. Find funding for family projects after 9/27. Romance and partnership flower after 3/8. Generate new income after 3/23. Love fills your sails. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most ...

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Candidates differ on student debt

Left Wing Written by Zenobia Harris, Copy Editor The student debt crisis is a growing problem in America. According to the Federal Reserve, the current student debt amount is growing at a rate of about $3,055.19 per second; so it is easy to see why students should be concerned about what the 2016 presidential candidates plan to do about this ...

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Pro/Con: To pay or not to pay college athletes

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer It is a privilege for student athletes to be able to put on their school colors and represent their university. It is a privilege to have millions cheer for you while others cheer against you. It is a privilege to receive a free education while others have to take out loans. The problem occurs ...

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