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2011-11-03

Deaf, Deaf World offers unique perspective

The VSU Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and the American Sign Language Club hosted the sixth “Deaf, Deaf World” Oct. 28. The event was held twice that day in the Student Union Ballroom B and C, with a great turn-out from students. Some were there for extra credit, some for personal interests but all left with a new-found respect ...

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Paranormal Activity 3 brings closure to previous installments

After watching the first Paranormal Activity, I vowed never again. But when the highly anticipated thriller, Paranormal Activity 3 premiered Oct. 21, I sat down to observe what all the commotion and excitement was about. All of the comments and thoughts about Paranormal Activity 3 were fair, if not great, which made me rethink my judgment on viewing the sequel. ...

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Guest speaker travels for female empowerment

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program presented “Building Bridges and Swimming Upstream: Chronicles of a Feminist Peace and Justice Activist” Wednesday in Jennett Lecture Hall. Guest speaker, Dr. Kathryn L. Norsworthy, Ph.D., works as a Counseling Psychologist and Professor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Dr. Norsworthy is an activist for the rights of the LGBT community. She is ...

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Organizations lend helping hand to homeless

Earl Williams, a 51 year old formerly homeless man from New Jersey, is one of the many people who have benefitted from Valdosta’s charitable efforts, and now he is opening his doors to spread his own goodwill. “Wednesday of last week, I invited three homeless men to my house to get them out of the cold,” Williams said. “When I ...

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Club team spotlight: Women’s lacrosse

VSU had a new sport join the school in the Fall of 2010 when the women’s lacrosse team was founded. And since then they have attempted to further VSU’s winning tradition in the athletic department. The lacrosse team has recruited girls from many different sports and sprinkled in a few veteran players to build one of the bigger club teams ...

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Protestors meet police brutality

Police attack Occupy protests in Denver. Police fire tear gas at anti-Wall Street protesters. These two headlights glimpse into the various violent police attacks on the Occupy groups. In Denver this past weekend, police pepper sprayed, fired rubber bullets at and arrested protesters. A total of 77 people have been arrested since the start of Occupy Denver; this past weekend, ...

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People Poll: Will you graduate in debt from school loans?

“I really don’t know; an impressive amount.” Deante Lumpkin freshman criminal justice major “I haven’t even reached $5,000, so not over $20,000.” Erica Adams sophomore nursing major “I don’t have any school loans.” Riley Stuart freshman business major “Probably around $10,000.” Ebony Bowles sophomore early childhood education major “Yeah, about $35,000.” Corey Jones freshman nursing major

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Shorter bans gay employees

We live in a time in which one would like to think that we have rid ourselves of all prejudices, especially prejudices related to sexual orientation. The vast majority or our society has evolved with the times and almost everywhere a person looks, people live, work, and co-exist with each other, regardless of differences in sexuality Unfortunately, there are some ...

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Obama eases student debt

Everybody wants an education, but paying for a good one has become harder and harder. According to USA Today, this year will be the first time loans will exceed 1 trillion dollars. Reports from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York show Americans now owe more on student loans than on credit cards. When it comes to student loans, debt ...

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Theft rising problem on campus

An increasing number of students are finding themselves victims of theft, one of the most common crimes on campus. Burglary and dorm room theft have been popular crimes reported during the semester by students. Items such wallets, bags, iPods, shoes and other various possessions have been stolen from various locations on campus. Sgt. Matthew Maestas of Criminal Investigations acknowledges dorm ...

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