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Rants and Raves: October 29th, 2009

Rave                 I think it’s great that there are so many students taking interest in breast cancer awareness and domestic violence awareness this month. Things like the “Handprint Project” and “Saving lids to Save Lives” are two great ways to participate and show that you care. These are two pressing issues that are affecting more and more young people every ...

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A thanks for campus awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to an end in a few days and has clearly been present all over our campus this month. Flyers, Facebook invites and bake sales, as well as many other creative events, have all been planned and participated in by the VSU community in efforts to raise money and inform students.  In lieu of these ...

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People Poll: What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

Andrea Hill – Political science, Sophomore “Snickers, because I have expensive taste.” Sierra Ruth – Mass Media, Sophomore “Reese’s pieces! You can’t just have one.” Samira Brooks – History, Junior “White chocolate Reese’s.  I like to eat the edges first, because the peanut butter is the best part.” Tyrell Tugwell – Communications, Senior “Swedish Fish, because I like the way ...

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How old is too old for costumes?

 It is the social norm for children to get dressed up in their cute costumes and go from door to door with their moms and dads to the friendly, candy-giving neighbors, saying that infamous phrase, “Trick or Treat,” but who says older kids and adults can’t join in on the dressing-up fun?  Halloween is a time for witches, goblins and ...

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People Poll: Is Facebook a Distraction?

“Not a distraction for me, but I know some people that it is, that have to get on it everyday.” Brittany Paynes, junior, nursing “Yeah, definite distraction.” Blair Higginbotham, sophomore, special education “It depends on the person and when they get on it, but it can also help you if you need to ask someone for help in a class.” ...

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Rants and Raves: October 21, 2009

Rave Advising can be useful: “I love advising and my advisor. I like it because my advisor is very thorough and makes sure I understand all my options. He gives me several options and also suggests things he thinks I would like personally.” Megan Harris- Sophomore English/ Journalism Major “I like advising because in my field they bring the papers ...

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Obama won: Give Peace a Chance

You have got to appreciate irony; from the Nobel Peace Prize results causing great controversy to people arguing over something that they really don’t care about. It’s as if we are just puppets on a string and a two-year-old is pulling on them. Be honest with yourselves, Blazers. How many of you actually care about the Nobel Peace Prize Award? ...

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Costumes gone slutty?

Dress Like a Slut Day? Is it Halloween? Or National Dress like a ‘Hoochie-Momma Day?’ When did Halloween stray from trick-or-treating-witches and haunted houses- and turn into a holiday for girls to dress in skanky costumes, and it’s perfectly acceptable? Halloween is no longer a night of pumpkins, gremlins and ghosts; it is an expensive night of drunken sexy dress-up. ...

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VSU’s fine line

Over a week has passed since VSU quarterback Kellen Lewis was arrested for one count of misdemeanor battery. Charges are still pending. The Indiana transfer returned to practice last Thursday, just two days after the arrest, and made the start at Harding. Our question: should Lewis have played? The answer will depend on who you ask. Some will say he’s ...

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People Poll: How do you feel about Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize?

Justin Grier Senior history major “If he was nominated then why not let him win. I don’t understand why people are coming at him in a negative way for winning.”   Joseph Williams Freshman English major “I’m just indifferent about it. It’s just a money thing anyway. He got into office because of money and you get more money because ...

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