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Use social media responsibly

Social networking without a doubt has become a domineering force behind our media driven culture. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and the newcomer Google+, it’s almost impossible to come across someone who hasn’t heard of these websites and their impact on our culture is far reaching. With any new medium, most news outlets have quickly taken to denounce its use. Almost every ...

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Paid notetaking violates code

Money is tight for most college students, but a new way to make some quick cash has presented itself at VSU. Students who are already doing what they’re supposed to be doing—going to class, taking good notes, making good grades—have the chance to be rewarded for doing things they already do. Everybody else? Well, all they have to do is ...

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Cover band gets little support

The vast majority of VSU’s student body missed out on one of the most epic performances to ever grace the campus last Monday in the university center. Tampa, Fla. natives ‘Higher Ground,’ a cover band of the largely popular ‘Red Hot Chillipeppers,’ absolutely rocked the north end of the university center for two solid hours in front of a crowd ...

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Our own actions foster peace

Today, you can make a difference. It was 10 years ago Sunday that thousands watched as the airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers. Brian Patrick Monaghan, 21, loved baseball and was known around Inwood, a neighborhood in New York, as “slick” the good guy; he was on his second day of work at the Certified Installation Services on the 98th ...

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VSU should stand by Rybicki

According to recent reports from InsideHigherEd.com, an online news source for college and higher education, Dr. Frank Rybicki, will finish the 2011-2012 academic year, but it will be his last here at VSU. According to Rybicki, this was the decision of the VSU administration. For those who are not aware, last semester Rybicki was involved in a confrontation with a ...

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America the debatable

A patriotic tradition is being challenged as Goshen College in Indiana decides to play “America the Beautiful” instead of “The Star Spangled Banner” before all sporting events. The school, according to WBST-TV, decided that the words to “America the Beautiful” better suited its Mennonite, pacifist standards. Apparently, this is not the first time the issue has come up. According to ...

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New SGA: Get work done

 SGA is, as its name states, our Student Government Association. As such, this body has two main obligations to the VSU community: to govern, and to represent students.  SGA says on its website that it “acts as a planning body as well as a legislative body to make the VSU experience the best that it can be.”  In keeping with ...

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SGA Candidates: Get real

Freedom of speech is one of the most precious rights that citizens in America own, but sometimes it goes too far. When misleading statements become the foundation for popularity and election, the right of freedom of speech becomes abused as politicians show up.

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Solution: Choose sanity

A storm has been brewing around campus, and it has nothing to do with the weather. It’s about an issue between a student and professor that has escalated at an accelerated rate, thanks to the Internet and social media world we live in.

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