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Pushing for more diversity

Take a look around campus, and you’ll see a plethora of identities. People of different genders, ethnicities and races come to VSU to get an education, and as a result there is an adequate amount of diversity. But take a look at members of the faculty and administration, and you’ll realize they are not a reflection of the students. According ...

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Schedule choice unclear

This week, the faculty senate will be discussing yet another possible schedule change for the university. In response to the endless debate over the placement of break days between Thanksgiving and fall break, Dr. Aubrey Fowler has proposed to the faculty senate that the academic calendar be adjusted to add three days (two class days) to the beginning of the ...

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Don’t skimp on our security

VSU students and faculty rest assured, the best security minimum wage can buy will be tasked with keeping you safe.  With the recent rash of criminal activity that VSU has seen over the past few semesters, campus safety has been at the center of discussion. The administration has been receiving a lot of flak for the lack of sufficient security ...

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Distribution list serves up spam

Tired of your important emails being lost under a pile of spam messages? So are we. Every day, VSU students receive dozens of messages from various clubs, groups and organizations−burying essential emails from professors and classmates. High-priority emails, like Campus Alert, become lost within this disorienting system. Despite the haphazard appearance of email distribution, there is a system currently in ...

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Where is our new ATM?

Students at VSU may find themselves suffering from a lack of withdrawals−in this case, ATM withdrawals. VSU President,  Dr. William McKinney first announced his decision to install an ATM in the Student Union during a Student Faculty Senate meeting held on Oct. 17, 2013. What prompted this decision was a robbery incident that occurred at the University Center ATM. On ...

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Prior review silences students

Help us fight the good fight. At colleges across the country, students can voice their beliefs, sentiments and musings through independent student newspapers that are free from censorship by the administration. But such liberty is not found everywhere. At Atlanta Metropolitan State College, an editor has reached out to her peers for assistance after experiencing ongoing treatment that is unsettling. ...

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More protection for pedestrians

It takes approximately 9.8 seconds to cross the pedestrian crossing at North Patterson Street and East College Street. Elizabeth “Lizzie” Lohmar, 21, was struck by a truck Feb. 5, during the 10 seconds it would have taken for her to cross the road. She struggled at South Georgia Medical Center for the following three days before succumbing to her injuries. ...

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Students want fall break back

It seems as though Fall Break will not be returning to the schedule, to many students dismay. The suggested revisions to the schedule made by the Academic Schedule Committee include a four-day finals week with dead day still present. It still has to be approved by President McKinney and the Faculty Senate. In November of last year, the Student Government ...

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Smoking policy over the line

Next month, the Board of Regents will vote on a proposal that would completely outlaw tobacco products on any and all University System campus grounds, regardless of what it is, or where you are. This includes inside automobiles, regardless of if the USG owns them or not. Think about that for a second, the USG plans to dictate what you ...

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Benjamin case opens eyes

A tragedy in VSU history has finally come to a resolution. Last week, Darien Meheux was sentenced to life in prison for murdering VSU freshman Jasmine Benjamin. The two graduated from the same high school in 2012 and began attending VSU in the fall. In November, Meheux strangled Benjamin in a study room in Georgia Hall. She was left there ...

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