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2011-12-01

Enforcement or exploitation?

If you aren’t angry, then you aren’t paying attention. That’s what I have been saying for the last two weeks in light of the law enforcement abuses across the country. Let me bring you up to speed. At the University of California – Davis campus, students were peaceably protesting as part of an Occupy movement. When the protesters sat down, ...

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Newest Twilight installment cleans up at box office

Twilight’s 4th movie, Breaking Dawn Part 1 easily won the Thanksgiving box office number one spot with a $62.3 million win over the break with Disney’s The Muppets closely coming at number 2 with $42 million gross. Like other Twilight movies, Breaking Dawn did not disappoint fans. Although unlike other Twilight movies, Breaking Dawn might have actually won over unlikely ...

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SpecTech: Microsoft scams and freemium fun

I hope everyone had a fun Thanksgiving and a safe Black Friday. In this issue, announcements from Microsoft, EA wants to give you free stuff and more iPhone 5 and iPad 3 rumors. Microsoft announced that thousands of users’ Xbox LIVE email accounts had been sent a scam email. The email promised free Microsoft Points for a small survey; those ...

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A very Bublé Christmas

The turkey has been carved and served. Now the eggnog is ready to be doled out, the presents are ready to be bought and wrapped, the decorations are ready to be strung, lit and hung. Finals and Christmas break is in sight. What other perfect star on the holiday tree than the Michael Bublé Christmas CD. Producing albums since 2003 ...

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Students give opinions on diversity at VSU

Students received the opportunity to share their thoughts on VSU’s diversity at a forum Nov. 17, in a University Center classroom. The forum focused strictly on the faculty and student opinions on the issue of having enough diversity on campus. The form began with a video which highlighted MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech via song and proceeded to continue ...

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Thanksgiving over, students prep for holiday break

Now that the Thanksgiving holiday is over, students are making way for the Christmas holiday. For some students, this is the end of the semester and the end of their college years, but for others it is yet another break from the books. For most, Christmas already started Thanksgiving night by putting up the tree and Christmas decorations or the ...

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Students prep for buyback

With the end of the semester approaching students are finishing up their classes and studying for finals. Many consider this the most stressful time of the school year. For better or worse, the end of the semester coincides with book buyback. “Book buyback helps me figure out which classes I need to study for because once I sell my book ...

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Coach Heinz ready for more in 2012

Coach Melissa Heinz has had a great amount of success coming into young or new women’s soccer programs and producing positive results, and it was no different when she came to VSU. Heinz led the women’s squad to an impressive 11-5 record (5-1-1 in GSC play) and a second place finish in the Gulf South Conference Championship during her first year ...

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Santa kills Christmas meaning

It might be time for Santa Claus to retire. He’s a nice enough guy and all and he’s definitely put in years of good service, but it might be time for us all to face the fact that having him stick around is doing more harm then good. Who is Santa really? For kids, he is a magical man who ...

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Loud music damages hearing

According to a new study, you could be one of the five Americans affected by hearing loss. In an article written by Danielle Dellorto, CNN senior medical producer, the study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that more than 48 million Americans over age 12 have trouble hearing in one or both ears. Although most people think that ...

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