Faculty desrve freedom to take political action

Oct 30th, 2014 | By

As students strolled the Pedestrian Mall last week, many wondered why the clotheslines lining the walkway were empty. For the past 14 years, the Clothesline Project, which exists to raise awareness about domestic violence, had placed T-shirts with symbolic messages on the mall. This year, instead, all that hung from the string was an explanation
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VSU students deserve transparency from university

Oct 16th, 2014 | By
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Knowledge is power. In the case of the students at VSU, being informed of things that go on at our campus will give us more knowledge and power to make better, safer and more informed decisions. A little thing we like to call transparency requires the administration to be completely open with students. Unfortunately, this
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Focus on retention, not recruitment

Oct 9th, 2014 | By
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When the truth came out, the truth hurt. The painful truth to some people is that VSU is shrinking. The more important truth to the remaining 11,500 students is that reaching our goal — graduation — has become an increasingly difficult struggle. We realize recruiting is important, but VSU needs to realize that it is
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Stand together to end sexual assault

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By

With sore shoulders, rape victim Emma Sulkowicz carries her mattress across campus in protest while her alleged rapist walks the same campus path. In Sulkowicz’s opinion, Columbia University did nothing to punish her alleged rapist. She plans to carry the mattress around campus until she no longer goes to school with her alleged rapist. One
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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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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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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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Don’t Use Our Tax Money To Support The Confederacy

Sep 4th, 2014 | By
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Confederate Commemorations Can’t Continue Georgia taxpayers should not be forced to support the legacy of the Confederacy. This summer, sociologist Mark George and Reverend Floyd Rose sent an open letter to Governor Nathan Deal and all Georgia legislators imploring them to do several things: stop endorsing Confederate events and holidays, stop managing Confederate sites and
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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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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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