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People Poll: Do you think freshmen should have cars?

Jazlyn Wheeler senior Media major “NO! As a senior, I should not have to park on the fifth floor or the parking deck, that really sucks man.” Marie Browne junior middle grades education major “Freshman shouldn’t be allowed to have cars unless VSU gets more parking. ” Anthony Holloway junior computer information systems major “No freshman shouldn’t have cars because ...

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Group projects are immature

We have all been there, the first week of school, sitting in class with excitement when catastrophe strikes; the professor mentions group work will be assigned sometime during course. Group work in upper level classes with people you’re familiar with doesn’t seem so bad. The other students in your group are probably around the same age and have the same ...

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Prop 8 should stay gone

Spectator readers, for a split second, just stand back and take a look at the world around you. Despite what pundits say, we are living in revolutionary times. Acceptance is spreading throughout the country. Coalitions for minorities spread like wildfire, and with the ability to research immediately on the Internet, eyes have opened and minds have followed suit. It seems ...

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Mosque brings controversy

Welcome back to VSU, Blazers! I hope everyone had a good summer and will have a great year. By now, I’m sure everyone has at least heard of the controversy in New York regarding the building of a mosque near Ground Zero. For those of you who are uninformed with this topic, the issue comes down to the fact that ...

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Students need to form opinions

Most college students have been in a situation when a friend focused on politics or current issues talks about those issues. They seem so knowledgeable that the student thinks “they must be right.” Then the listener has a personal choice. Accept their friend’s opinion, or research the topic and form their own opinion. Many students may not realize they have ...

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People Poll: What was your best summer vacation?

Kelly Johnson junior business marketing “Last summer I went to Australia. I went scuba diving and got to walk across the Sydney Harbor Bridge.” Brandon Kennedy freshman nursing “I went to Hawaii for 2 weeks and went to all the islands. I went to a hula show and actually got up on stage with the dancers. It was cool.” Erich ...

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Facebook criticism unprofessional

There is an expression: “Do not throw stones if you live in a glass house.” A pretty good piece of advice, especially for people who are in the public “spotlight.” I’m not going to lie; this is directed at a certain person: our SGA president, Kelli Cody. I really did not want to write this – honestly, but I felt ...

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VSU graduation lacks celebrity

As a hopeful spring graduate, pending a few miracles in two classes, I wonder where Oprah and Michelle Obama will be since they won’t be at Valdosta State University’s commencement ceremony. In fact, there won’t be a D-List celebrity, F-List celebrity, or even one of Tiger Wood’s many escorts speaking at the May 8 graduation. In the last two years, ...

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Kenny Bush’s Last Call

This being my last article as a VSU student, I thought that I would take time and reminisce about my time spent here at VSU. But then I remembered that you don’t read these articles because we share a deep, personal relationship. It’s last call Blazers, and here are some things that I would like you to remember: Politicians are ...

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Start a revolution, even a small one

There’s an art to writing an editorial. It is supposed to spark a movement, however small that may be. It is supposed to be a catalyst to thought and eventually change. The theory behind it is, to put it simply, start a revolution on a small scale (or big scale if you’re a good enough writer). Topics are not easy ...

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