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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Don’t prevent free speech at VSU

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

“Keep him away!” “Let him speak!” Controversy has been surrounding Ben Carson since it was announced that he’s coming to VSU. Carson is a Fox News personality who has been invited by VSU’s Harely Langdale, Jr.College of Business Administration to speak today. Carson, like any American citizen, has the right to be heard by whoever
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GA irresponsible to give gun rights to criminals

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

Would you give a convicted murderer back their gun ownership rights? The common sense answer is “absolutely not,” but The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles might. According to Georgia state law, anyone who has been convicted of a crime that is punishable with imprisonment for a term exceeding one year cannot own a
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Letter to the Editor: President McKinney, Defender of Dissent and Free Speech?

Sep 11th, 2014 | By

President McKinney, Defender of Dissent and Free Speech? Dr. McKinney’s recent letter to the VSU faculty claiming he is an ardent defender of free speech and dissent is simply absurd given his recent actions against the Mary Turner Project (MTP) and his refusal to address serious questions about the Ben Carson event. On July 28,
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