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Editorial: New Georgia Gun Law Could Lead to Unforeseen Dangers

Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill on April 12 that allows Georgia residents to carry a handgun in public without a permit or background check. This includes residents of 32 other states who visit Georgia, including Alabama, Tennessee and Arizona. Before this bill was signed, Georgians were required to pass a background check, pay a fee of approximately $75 and ...

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Editorial: social media use raises mental health concerns

One of the greatest inventions in the past few decades is the internet, which allow people to google answers to questions and watch cat videos. When social media became popular, it opened a wide door of possibilities. First came Myspace, then Facebook, then around 2010, there came a plethora of social media websites and apps. Alongside the social media explosion ...

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Editorial: Will Smith Oscars controversy blown out of proportion

It’s been over a week since “the slap heard ‘round the world,” and discussions about the controversial moment at the 94th Academy Awards show no signs of stopping soon. If you are unfamiliar with the situation, which is nearly impossible at this point, comedian Chris Rock made a “G.I. Jane” joke about actress Jada Pinkett-Smith, who suffers from alopecia. This ...

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Editorial: The good and the bad of VSU’s WiFi networks

The Internet has become a vital part of our daily lives, linking everyone together through the World Wide Web. It comes as no surprise that further advancements in technology have allowed us to be more connected than ever with wireless connections. However, while wireless networks are often seen as an easy way to access the Internet, they do have drawbacks. ...

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Editorial: Parents should not determine a child’s education

The Office of Gov. Brian Kemp held a General Assembly on Jan. 10 where multiple bills and legislation addressing regulation of K-12 education were proposed, most of which give power to parents when it comes to a child’s education. According to appenmedia.com, some of the bills included a banning of race-based curriculum, complaint resolution policies focusing on parent concerns about ...

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Editorial: No, you should not get COVID-19 on purpose

COVID-19 made its debut almost two years ago, and there are still people who wonder if purposely trying to get infected to become immune is a good idea. In simple terms: no. This is incredibly dangerous to yourself and others. While those around you may not have gotten severe symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19, there is no guarantee that ...

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Editorial: You are stronger than you realize

VSU students, as we continue to face unforeseeable times during this fatal pandemic, we must realize how resilient we are in this situation. The world as we know it is changing in ways that we never thought would happen. We often learned about pandemics such as the Black Death and 1918 Influenza outbreak, but we never predicted that we would ...

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Editorial: The type of community VSU should be

As digital analyst Brian Solis once said, “Community is about doing something together that makes belonging matter.” We are in a time where we are fussing and fighting with each other more than ever. We argue about topics such as gender roles, politics, COVID-19, pop culture and sexuality among a variety of others. We all have our different beliefs, and ...

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Editorial: It’s time to get back in gear, students

For the first time in a long time, people aren’t having an issue finding somewhere to park at VSU. For the first time, maybe ever, many students are being forced to take their classes online because of the pandemic. These two things are definitely connected—a cause and effect situation. However, there is another cause and effect going on here that ...

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Editorial: Vaccine could be the sword to slay the dragon

It was the shot heard round the world. COVID-19 took control of the world over a year ago, and through months of social distancing, mask wearing and hand sanitizing, we finally have two authorized COVID-19 vaccines. This is a very important weapon in our war against coronavirus. Robbyn DeSpain, Director of Strategic Communications at VSU, has recently sent out an ...

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