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Students upset with cancellation of VSU night at Wild Adventures

For the past nine years, VSU held an event during homecoming week at Wild Adventures theme park called “VSU Night.” The park admitted free entrance to students on VSU night. This year, there is no special night. However, the park is offering a $15 ticket price on Friday nights in October for students with a valid VSU ID. While this ...

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What’s Your Take: Superteams too superior?

The trend of superteams is running rampant in the National Basketball Association. Teams across the league are seeking that star free agent to pair up with their current star or looking for trades to bring another star to the team. Many fans say that this is ruining the league and causing the competitiveness to deteriorate in the NBA, but I ...

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Students agree ASL should be a foreign language credit

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines language as, “a systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, sounds, gestures or marks having understood meanings.” So why does VSU not offer American Sign Language as a foreign language credit? Until earlier last week, I assumed ASL was a foreign language in a sense, so why not make it ...

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Students disapprove of graduation fees

With graduation right around the corner, seniors are making sure to dot the I’s and cross the T’s before it’s time to walk across the stage. A crucial part of this process is filling out the graduation application that includes a fee of $25 which does not cover the cost of a cap and a gown. While some seniors are ...

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What’s Your Take: Kaepernick’s imprint still in the NFL

When Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the National Anthem prior to a game last season, he shook the NFL for the better. Even as a free agent, Colin Kaepernick is still affecting the NFL. His explanation was that he would not stand for a country that oppresses people of color. Kaepernick was named National Football League Players Association Community MVP after ...

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LaMelo Balling Elsewhere?

On August 31, LaVar Ball and the Big Baller Brand released the “MeloBall 1.” The shoe is inspired and designed by LaMelo Ball, the 16-year old basketball prodigy from Chino Hills, California. Why is this amazing? He becomes the first high school player ever to have his own signature shoe. Previously, the brand released the first professional model, the ZO2, ...

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Editorial: NFL players have the right to protest

What had dwindled down to a one-player protest was reignited this week by an explosive outburst from President Donald Trump. The outburst verbally attacked NFL players for kneeling during the “Star-Spangled Banner.” To recap, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remained seated during the national anthem throughout the season last year. Kaepernick’s actions started a movement for others who ...

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The Emmy Awards need a revamp

The 2017 Primetime Emmy Award show premiered Sunday, Sept. 17. For many actors, winning the prestigious award cements their place in Hollywood history. The Emmys were decent this year and displayed the same characteristics as past years. The lineup of shows didn’t seem that remarkable or memorable. The biggest winner of the night, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” won in almost every ...

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