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2016-10-13

Was Christopher Columbus a fraud?

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor Did we spend our holiday on Monday celebrating a man who wasn’t the first non-native to land on American soil. Truth-out.org states that Columbus was not even the first non-native to land in the “new world;” evidence has shown that Vikings and Polynesians came long before him. Many of us learned in elementary school that Columbus ...

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Snapchat’s Discover page offers a variety of content

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Snapchat is working overtime to make sure their users stay in the know.  The Snapchat discover feature gives users access to a multitude of news sites and television networks. In Jan. 2015 Snapchat introduced their new discover platform by releasing a statement on their website. According to the website the Snapchat discover platform is ...

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Common killers are preventable: Texting and driving shouldn’t take so many lives

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer Driving when you’re in a rush and using your cell phone are both considered equivalent to driving while intoxicated. In 2007, before a mass of the American population carried a smartphone in their pockets, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that speeding was a contributing factor in 31 percent of all fatal crashes ...

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Homecoming is here

Written by Michaela Leung, Copy Editor Oct. 17 – 23 is Homecoming Week and the theme is the 1980s. The line-up for next week’s events has been released to the public. VSU Student Life will be placing Rubik’s Cubes all over campus in secret locations and prizes will be given to those who find them. Hints to the location of ...

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VSU establishes Department of Diversity and Inclusion

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer   In recent years, society as a whole has realized that we as people need to start recognizing or start to capitalize off our diversity. Universities around the nation have begun departments focused on diversity and inclusion. Starting Oct. 1, 2016, VSU will have its own Department of Diversity and Inclusion led by interim ...

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Hispanic History month movie night: ‘Embrace of the Serpent’

Written by Brian Williams, Staff Writer The department of Modern and Classical Languages held a screening of “Embrace Serpent” on Oct. 6 as a part of their Hispanic Heritage Month movie night series. “Embrace of The Serpent” is a movie Directed by Ciro Guerra and features actors Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet and Antonio Bolivar. The movie is based on diaries kept by scientists ...

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Editorial: Blazer voices should be heard — VSU needs to make policy changes

“You’re Fired!” This may sound like a familiar quote from Republican nominee Donald Trump, but we aren’t talking about “The Apprentice.” The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education-otherwise known as FIRE–has given Valdosta State a speech code rating of red. So what does that have to do with you? Everything. National Free Speech week starts next Monday, which makes us ...

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Williams summoned for new department

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer On Oct. 1, Dr. Gerald Williams was named the interim director of the newly established Department of Student Diversity and Inclusion at Valdosta State University. Dr. Williams’ motto is to make the day productive; whether it turns out good or bad is irrelevant. Productivity is the goal, and it’s built Dr. Williams a solid ...

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