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Editorial: Domestic violence hurts everyone

Nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month for the purpose of encouraging survivors to come forward to seek help and protection. What is ...

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Clinton wins debate with skills

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinion Editor An individual’s judgment on who won the debate usually comes down to whether they are a Democrat or Republican.  So in order to give an unbiased opinion on who did better, one must look past the politics and focus on accuracy of facts, body language, ability to answer and delivery. In this respect, it ...

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Editorial: Your vote does matter

In the 2012 election, 19.9 percent of 18-29 year olds casted ballots, according to The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). It was the lowest young adult turnout rate ever recorded. That is in contrast to the 45 percent turnout of that age group in the 2014 election. In 10 states, CIRCLE predicts that “youth ...

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Credit cards help and hurt: 18-year-olds should mind dangers of reckless spending

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer College students quickly learn that college is a very expensive endeavor. Students are told that by the time they graduate they will be buried in debt from loans. Many college students complain about the lack of financial education they receive prior to coming to college. So when a credit card offer comes in the ...

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Trigger warnings help: VSU does not require warnings

Written by Hunter Terrell, Circulation Manager The Chronicle of Higher Education submitted an article late August in regard to the University of Chicago’s lack of the trigger warnings and intellectual safe spaces. The dean of students at UC, John Ellison, signed off on a heavy-worded letter stating that the university has no use of “trigger words” and does not stray ...

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Athletes are getting overheated in practice

Written by Juston Lewis, Staff Writer Every summer, athletes in the south are subjected to practices in scorching temperatures. These temperatures range anywhere from the high 90s to the low 100s, and can be detrimental to the health of the players. The symptoms include confusion, dizziness and fainting. What makes matters even worse, players often do not realize these symptoms ...

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OK to wear white after Labor Day

Written by Hunter Terrell, Circulation Manager The leading American tradition of not wearing white after Labor Day, used to be more than the suitable; it was a social standard established in the late 19th century after the Civil War. Recognized women of higher society, established this fashion decree to determine if someone was of a previous respectable title of results ...

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Editorial: Safety is a collective effort

There are numerous policies and procedures in place for keeping VSU students and the community safe. Some procedures are working well while others are turning out to be better in theory than in reality. Some have worked such as the use of color cards, but others have not such as text alerts. Others are supposed to work but have become ...

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Exercise on your own time

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, College Life Editor It can seem almost impossible to schedule a workout into a week full of classes and hours at a job, sometimes it can even seem like trying to work out or be on a sports team is more stressful than not. “Throughout the day it can be stressful because there is no ‘sit ...

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Infant simulators are an ineffective and outdated scare tatic

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor Infant simulators that are used to prevent teen pregnancy may actually be causing it. Schools should just stop using them. These simulators mimic live babies in both looks and maintenance. The doll will cry until a key representing a feeding, diaper change, or other form of care is inserted into the back. The doll ...

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