Kiss cam needs equality at sporting events

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

By Kenzie Kesselring If you’ve ever been to a sporting event, then you know about the kiss cam—that portion of half time that is spent scanning the crowd for people appearing to be in a relationship and then holding the camera on them until they kiss on screen in front of the whole stadium. Attention
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Tobacco ban takes away student rights

Sep 25th, 2014 | By
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The “it’s for your own good” argument has been used to enforce doctrines on subordinate populations for generations. VSU plans to adopt this justification with a new campus-wide tobacco ban. The problem is that the “subordinate population” here at VSU is overwhelmingly made up of adults who are more than capable of making the personal
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Tobaccon ban faces mixed reactions from students

Sep 25th, 2014 | By ,

By: Kristin Whitman- con The Board of Regents Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus policy becomes effective at VSU on Oct. 1. A VSU poll shows that 53 percent of students opposed or strongly opposed the ban, 43 percent supported or strongly supported the ban, while the other four percent had no opinion on the topic.
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Letter to the editor- Welcome to ataViSm U

Sep 18th, 2014 | By

To the Editor: In the aftermath of the Mark George and Ben Carson fiascoes, some friends and I compiled a list of concerns over the way things are done at VSU: welcome to ataViSm U…. Definition: atavism: reversion to an earlier type; a throwback; so, think of the baby born with a tail; or, in
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Do fliers have the right to recline

Sep 18th, 2014 | By ,
Growing while shrinking

Written By Tierra Francois Is 31 inches enough space to separate you and a total stranger from invading your personal space? According to American Airlines, this is the amount of space between seats on an airplane. There have been many disputes as to if a person should be able to recline their seat on an
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Power to the protesters

Sep 18th, 2014 | By
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The news is rarely pretty. In fact, it’s often ugly and grim. ISIS, Ferguson and Syria are just a few of the issues that grace—or disgrace — headlines. What is it, as future journalists, that make us continue in a career field that has to wait for bombs to drop and shots to fire for
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Love trumps Louisiana legalities

Sep 18th, 2014 | By
Challenges to state gay marriage bans

Written By Lia Armistead U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman’s Sept. 10 decision to uphold Louisiana’s ban on gay marriage has angered LGBT advocates. Feldman argued that supporters of same-sex marriage in the lawsuit did not show enough support as to why it should be legal in the state of Louisiana. LGBT members expressed their anger
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College students need healthier options

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Written By Jordan Hill Going from a size six to ten, or from a 34- to 36-waist is not a college student’s dream. But it is the reality. Two years ago, an Auburn University study tracked 131 students through four years of college and learned that 70 percent of them had gained weight by graduation.
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Cops’ force deadly

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Written By Tatyana Phelps It seems like more and more cops have been using excessive force when it’s not necessary. Not only is it unethical, but it is costing lives. Of course, the most recent incident involves Michael Brown, an 18-year-old that was fatally gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in August.
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Change of school hours costing students

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Written By Marquez Slaughter A university cost-saving measure may be costing more than it should. Many VSU facilities have changed their operating hours, forcing students to adjust their busy schedules to accommodate. Some students have jobs, late classes or just busy schedules, and now these students may not even be able to use the facilities
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