Mother throws son over bridge

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

Written By: Tatyana Phelps When a woman decides to become a mother, she makes an oath to care for and look after her child, regardless of any sickness, defect or deformity. Apparently for Jillian McCabe, having a child with autism was just too much for her to handle, and her son suffered due to her
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Students need to rack weight

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

Written By: LaMarcus Wilkerson Despite the fact that college is more demanding and stressful than high school, the academic scheduling committee disagreed with the return of Fall Break. However, according to VSU’s academic calendar for the year 2015-2016, students can take a brief break from school. The Office of the President had the final decision
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Editoral: Remerton bars: Remove discriminatory signs

Nov 20th, 2014 | By

The detailed dress code at some Remerton bars might make you think you’re attending a five-course dinner with President Obama rather than just enjoying a casual drink with friends. While some of the requirements are understandable (no revealing clothing or weapons), others verge on ridiculous and laughable (no slippers, tank tops, or jean shorts). The
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Academic Forgiveness

Nov 20th, 2014 | By ,

Written By: Tierra Francois Con:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Going through college and rightfully earning your degree is the best way to feel confident in life. Having something given to you is not always what is best. It’s better to work hard for something and cherish it rather than getting it easily and not caring too much about
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Treat transgenders equally

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

Written By: Jordan Barela Transgendered individuals are constantly being pushed aside when it comes to equal rights. A recent article on CNN told two separate stories of two transgendered soldiers. One is from Britain and the other is from America; but this is not the only difference between the two. The first solider is Caroline
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F-bomb is dropped for good cause

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

Written By: Tatyana Phelps Potty-mouthed princesses drop f-bombs to highlight discrimination against women, but they’re not talking about the word “feminism.” FCKH8.com created a two-and-a-half-minute video using girls between the ages of six and 13 to address problems that women face, such as pay inequality, rape and violence, and how society makes girls feel as
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Letter to the Editor: Sociology Club demands Remerton bars’ signs to be taken down

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

The Sociology Club will be continuing the “Diversity NOT Dress Code” petition campaign next week in the Student Union.  This campaign is addressing discriminatory dress code signs displayed in three Remerton bars. Many of the items listed on the signs are clothing articles typically associated with black male stereotypes. The Sociology Club observed several nights
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Black Friday gobbles up a nation’s traditions

Nov 13th, 2014 | By

  This year on Thanksgiving, Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, and Kohl’s will be opening at 6 p.m., just as turkeys are being carved and plated across dinner tables in Valdosta. It seems that these store’s employees will have to grab their dinner to go, or else they may lose their jobs. There are also other stores
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Are catcalls okay?

Nov 13th, 2014 | By ,

Written By: Jordan Hill  Pro: There is a difference between an annoying statement and harassment. Saying, “Hey beautiful,” or, “How are you doing?” is not harassment; it’s a compliment. By complimenting random women and sometimes being vulgar, we desensitize what true harassment is—aggressive pressure or intimidation. Yes, it’s awkward and sometimes creepy and yes, men
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Mandatory Fees: The necessary evil

Nov 6th, 2014 | By

Mandatory fees are a nuisance. They’ve been the bane of the bill for years and continue to irritate future students at the same rate that they seem to rise. While removing mandatory fees completely would be appreciated by all, it’s not a practical solution. Saying we don’t want to pay for things we don’t use
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