Electives make well-rounded students

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: John Stephen  As the frenzy and stress that accompanies the end of the semester descends like a weight upon campus, many students may question why they are required to take so many classes, especially electives that are not relevant to their major. Electives, however, are not a waste of time; they are essential
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Understanding depression

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: Jordan Hill  Although Tumblr bans users who promote depression, self-harm or suicide, the users are still all over the site. While some users find sympathy and help from other users, the users sometimes encourage self-harm instead of deterring it. Depression is a sickness that sometimes forces people to harm themselves by cutting their
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Pipeline proves destructive

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson  Fracking, a technique used to extract natural gas from Earth by drilling at 10,000 ft. below the surface, is destroying our planet. Local investors have been considering the possibility of building a pipeline that’ll run from Alabama through Lowndes County and stretch into central Florida. Students Against Violating the Environment (S.A.V.E)
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What do you think of the possibility of the night shuttle being shut down?

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Michaela Washington junior pre- athletic training major “It’s a big safety hazard. Crime is a problem here, and if you shut the buses down you have people walking back and forth. It’s definitely not a good idea.”   Khiry Veney junior theatre major “You never know what could happen. It’s a safer choice to have
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On-campus living part on freshman experience

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

Written by: Tyra Mills  We all must go through “the freshman phase.” It seems like your freshman year just flies by; I guess time does fly when you’re having fun. The freshman experience is probably where most of your memories and learning experiences come from. It is the first time many students have total freedom
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Night shuttle can’t go to sleep

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

When word got around that the night shuttle may be coming to an end, many students became concerned. The night shuttle is a must-have service offered by the university. It gives students a piece of mind knowing they don’t have to walk across campus in the middle of the night. Walking around at night can
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New app shares STD results

Apr 10th, 2014 | By ,

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro & Hillary Straba Pro Social media has been an ever-increasing tool for the exchange of information. In the last decade, internet goers have misused social media, exploiting it by turning popular sites such as Twitter and Facebook into blasé showcases, displaying their deplorable lives and desperate need for affirmation. Early this
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A little too late for late night

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

Written by: Jordan Hill President Obama and First Lady Michelle have been surprising people lately: they’ve appeared on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis, two shows that are far from the serious, lackluster world of politics. This year the famous couple has appeared in various comedy skits. President
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Letter to the Editor: Choose to compromise

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

I generally find visits to SGA meetings refreshing, inspiring and informative, and I admire the spirit of shared governance typically displayed at these events. There is no doubt that the students at VSU have a Student Government Association they can be proud of. I am not stating this to score cheap political points, but this
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The struggle for equality continues

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

Written by: Abbie Baggerly Pay among Americans differs widely, but women are known to have substantially lower wages. Historically, women’s rights have come far, but women are yet to be paid the same wages as men. Since 2010, women who worked full-time only made 77 percent of what men earned, According to the Center for
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