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2012-09-27

Hookah smoking gains popularity

Hookahs have become increasingly popular with VSU’s students, however, its popularity also comes with new health risks. Hookahs are an all-natural tobacco mixed with honey, molasses and fruit extract and is flavored with different scents. Recently, hookahs were found have some of the same health issues as smoking cigarettes. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, hookah is ...

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‘Dredd 3D’ lacks storyline

It’s that time of year at the movies again. The summer blockbusters have passed, and it’s not quite Oscar season yet. What we as movie goers are left with is the average run of the mill movies that really have no reason to exist other than someone finding the money to make it. So thankfully we have “Dredd.” It’s been ...

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West, Kardashian look-a-like sex tape surfaces

 Hello World–Anthony here. As usual its time to see what stories in pop culture had us talking this week.  The world of television put on its best prom tuxedos and dresses and gathered for the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.  Modern Family cleaned house as usual, taking home a total of three awards. Julie Bowen won best supporting actress in ...

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The Love Game: Learning to compromise

When in a relationship, it’s impossible for both partners to agree on everything. There will be some clashing of different opinions, views and thoughts. This is where compromise and sacrifice both come in to play. Though these two relationship elements tend to be a struggle to achieve for some people, it’s worth the battle in the end when both partners ...

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Rotaract raises funds for polio research

The members of the VSU Rotaract Club are more determined than ever to offer their support to people who suffer from polio all over the world.  On Sept. 20, they hosted their monthly fundraising activity, Pennies for Polio, in which they collected over $130.  The money collected will be sent to Rotary International, which will distribute the funds among different ...

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Education in jeopardy

We are about to laugh ourselves out of an education. We are so busy laughing at the latest thing that Biden says, or pointing a finger at the latest way that Romney is alienating his supporters that we’ve stopped focusing on the issues.  When you go to the poll in November, we are collectively about to determine the direction of ...

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What happened to childhood?

What was your best pre-teen birthday present?  How about a car? Ridiculous– but that may be where we’re heading as parents provide younger and younger children with technology way beyond their years. Before, kids were concerned with Barbies and baseball, now it’s all about the latest social network and technology. The kids nowadays look and act–in a sense–more grown up ...

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Issue of the Week: Immigration reform

Immigration — the word alone is a controversial and overly-discussed topic in the United States. Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama possess innovative proposals for reforming immigration, but are the laws and regulations associated with immigration really in need of reform? Or is it simply the lack of enforcing such laws that leads to the loss of millions of dollars ...

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People Poll: What did you do with your family for Parent’s Weekend?

“My parents didn’t come down over the weekend.” Jameeka Montgomery freshman biology major   “I went home and me and my parents watched The Hunger Games.”  Rachel West freshman mass media major  “I showed my parents the sights of Valdosta.” Angelica Simpkins freshman biology major “I went home and me and my parents went to the movies to see house ...

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VSU volleyball roadtrip update

VSU Lady Blazer Volleyball team faces West Alabama at 7 p.m. Friday in Livingston, Ala., The Lady Blazers, (8-5 overall, 2-3 GSC), coming back from a win against Union University, play West Alabama (9-5 overall, 2-4 GSC). Tania Tauiliili, a senior and middle blocker for the Blazers, brought home VSU’s first GSC Player of the Week Award  for her performance ...

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