Obama’s Five for One Trade

Jun 14th, 2014 | By

Written By: Jordan Hill  As proud Americans, we understand the importance of bringing our troops home safely, but is a five for one trade the right way to go? President Obama released 5 men that were previously engaged in the Taliban from Guantanamo Bay in able to release one American soldier held as a prisoner
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Pipeline a risk to Valdosta

May 1st, 2014 | By

“My first thought was it’s a nuclear bomb, we’re dead,” Kim Krajniak said in a 1994 New York Times article. “No words could ever tell you how frightening it was. My sliding glass door was like an oven. People were running out in their underwear. It was bedlam. People running and falling, kids naked. I
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Decorated graduation caps express individuality

May 1st, 2014 | By
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By: Jessica Ingram As graduation approaches, the craft stores in the area will begin to get a rush of college students getting prepared to participate in the tradition of decorating their graduation caps. Some schools have initiated a ban on the popular college tradition. So the question is, should graduates be allowed to decorate their
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Baby boomers, catch up with the millennials

May 1st, 2014 | By
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By: Jordan Hill People born between 1980 and 1995, the millennials, are thought of as selfish, lazy, spoiled and narcissistic. That’s what some employers have to say about us. They think our parents do everything for us. They think we don’t work hard. They think we shouldn’t be told we’re special. Past generations don’t agree
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Semester comes to end Summer arrives as stress reliever

May 1st, 2014 | By

By: Jessica Cooke It’s finally here, the moment every VSU student has been waiting on—the end of the semester. This part of the year is best described as bittersweet; for there is the week of finals approaching, students graduating, going home for the summer, and transferring for the next school year. Although the end of
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Not all internships should be paid

May 1st, 2014 | By

By: Neil Frawley The question isn’t “should internships be paid?” It’s “should all internships be paid?” The answer is no. Get beyond the notion that a degree equals a job, and a paying one, too. This isn’t our parents’ generation. The job market is flooded with degree holding post-graduates with good enough GPAs and enough
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Law school issues sexist memo

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

 By: Tyra Mills Not too long ago, Loyola Law School issued a memo to its students outlining what not to wear to work-study jobs. Apparently, this memo ticked off a great deal of the school’s female students and caused a big enough uproar for the story to spread nationwide. The problem with this memo is
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Students need to be heard by senate

Apr 24th, 2014 | By
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Every so often an issue pops up that stirs the student population and causes them to voice their opinions, and if they’re lucky they are listened to. We appear to be short on luck. As of April 17, the scheduling issue that has been the topic of many discussions among both students and faculty was
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Students debate vaccinations

Apr 24th, 2014 | By ,

Pro By: LaShawn Oglesby & LaMarcus Wilkerson It is every parent’s right to decide whether or not to have their child vaccinated, but that choice can put other children who do get vaccinated in harm’s way. Schools require that their students be vaccinated before attending. However, guardians can opt out of getting their child vaccinated by
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Diversity needs to be understood

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

It’s outstanding to witness students speaking up for themselves and their peers. For that, I applaud the SGA. In response to their resolution and recent articles in The Spectator, the Office of Social Equity (OSE) would like to provide pertinent information regarding meeting the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. The disparity between representation of
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