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Editorial: Show us the money

The last two semesters at VSU have been rough. Last spring, a simple protest lead to a media frenzy which engulfed VSU. In the fall, over 30 faculty and staff members were let go. Faculty and staff were at the pinnacle of their careers and some relocated to Valdosta because of VSU. Because of this, it seemed that VSU was ...

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New Years Resolutions

Written by Olivia Studdard, Staff Writer Author Melody Beattie wrote, “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, wanting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” Within her simple words there is a challenge—how do you greet the new year? Some people celebrate with parties and fireworks, or maybe hands filled ...

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Misguided symbolic gesture unfairly disgraces Jenner

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Asst. Opinions Editor Caitlyn Jenner was given this year’s “Woman of the Year” Award from Glamour magazine. According to BuzzFeed News, James Smith, an NYPD police officer, promptly returned the “Woman of the Year” Award given to him in honor of his wife, Moira Smith, an NYPD officer who died in 9/11. “I was shocked and ...

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Tuscaloosa PD accused of using excessive force

Written by Tresia Bowles, Staff Writer I’m sick of it. We’re all sick of it. If I hear about another incident involving police brutality I’ll go insane, and I know I’m not the only one. Now the incident in Tuscaloosa, Alabama is just another case to add to the list. According to The Huffington Post, the Tuscaloosa Police Department received ...

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Trump’s stance offensive to Muslim Americans

Written by Tresia Bowles’, Staff Writer When Yahoo asked Donald Trump if he might require registering Muslims in a database or giving them a form of special identification that noted their religion he responded, “Some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule.” Certain things will ...

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Starbucks free to do without the ‘Merry Christmas’ on cups

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Asst Opinions Editor Every year the holiday season hits with an array of seasonal promotions from various companies. Annually, Starbucks has released a festive version of their cup to celebrate the upcoming holidays and winter. This year’s cup was a simple red ombre design. As in past years, there have been praises over the temporary looks. However, ...

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Bad B*tch or Mad B*tch?

Written by Tresia Bowles, Staff Writer Amazingly, the word “bitch” is still derogatory to women even in the year 2015. Feminists and careless and prideful women have tried many times over to reclaim the word and make it our own, and yet, there are still many women who see the B-word as a fighting word regardless of who says it. ...

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Education on sexual assaults on college campuses and the solutions to stop the cycle

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor It’s no secret that sexual assault is a huge issue across the country, but what schools are doing to stop it can be a little less obvious. Some colleges send out anonymous surveys to their students asking questions about their experiences with sexual assault; others make female, and sometimes male, students attend seminar after ...

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The marijuana debate: Are students responsible enough to carry?

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer Marijuana is a huge debate for many, while others care less to even discuss it. There have been discussions recently about whether or not students (with a prescription), should be allowed to bring their medicine to schools for. As of now, there are 23 states that have legalized the use of medical marijuana. Of ...

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Lamar Odom and the media attention surrounding his recent hospital stint

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer Many people know Lamar Odom for winning Laker championships, and being married to Khloe Kardashian. But there are many things that people may not have known about Odom that is starting to surface and raise a lot of eyebrows. When Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel, many questioned how things ...

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