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2016-09-01

Babysitters deserve better wages and more respect

Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer Babysitters deserve proper pay Stay at home moms are demanding more respect; for people to understand that it is a full time job to take care of a child. According to Goudreau at Forbes.com, their job can be broken down into ten different responsibilities, all consisting of things that require just as much attention ...

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College uses Pokémon Go to boost enrollment: Unconventional classes a useful tool to attract student interest

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer While pursuing the Facebook profile of Fresno City College, screenshots from the game Pokémon Go are scattered throughout their feed. Perhaps this is because of the game’s popularity, or maybe it is because Fresno City College offers course credit to its students for playing Pokémon Go. The college posted a picture of a flyer ...

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Periods not a luxury and tampons are essential

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer On July 21st, New York became the 11th state to terminate the luxury tax placed on the most common feminine product, tampons. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo commented to multiple news sources “This is a regressive tax on essential products that women have had to pay for far too long and lifting it is ...

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NFL games make thier way to Twitter

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer The National Football League (NFL) made an exclusive deal with Twitter with intentions of providing a live stream of Thursday Night Football games to a global-wide audience. The 2016 NFL Regular Season, a total of 10 games, will be streamed completing the league’s “Tri-Cast” distribution model of broadcast (NBC/CBS), cable (NFL Network), and now ...

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Soccer will open at home due to rain

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer The VSU women’s soccer team has their first game of the season today against Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida at 7:00 p.m.) In preparation for tropical storm Hermine, the VSU women’s soccer team’s first game of the season against Saint Leo University has been canceled. The new opener will be at home ...

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Starting fall too early: Stores push customers away

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Every year pumpkin spice, bonfires, and football games sneak up on the unsuspecting public, their quiet arrival marked by the decorations that seemingly appear overnight in the windows and aisles of department stores everywhere. For most people this is a welcome change. A craze is experienced over the decorations, the smells, and the change ...

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Miller brings fresh perspective to VSU: New VP of Students Affairs emphasizes unity, student opportunity

Written by Gabe Burns, Editor-in-Chief A 15-year journey brought Dr. Vince Miller from the bayou to the Blazers. The Watson, Louisiana native is one of the new masterminds of VSU’s administrative retool as the Vice President of Student Affairs. As with new Interim President Dr. Kelli Brown, Dr. Miller said he emphasizes student success. “President Brown and I started on ...

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VSU football pulls out a victory over Albany State in a low scoring affair

Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor The VSU Blazers football team beat Albany State Saturday 16 to 7 during a shaky performance that head coach Kerwin Bell called the worst that the team could have played. “We played about as bad as I could have imagined we’d play, but there’s something about a good football team that finds a way ...

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Storm Hermine arrives

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer With the storm Hermine coming at full speed, VSU is expected to have a stormy Labor Day weekend. The Weather Channel predicts thunderstorms late Thursday through early Sunday evening. Interim Chief of Police, Alan Rowe emailed students with a tropical storm update early Wednesday afternoon stating “the storm has slowed and now is not expected ...

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