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Editorial: New Georgia Gun Law Could Lead to Unforeseen Dangers

Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill on April 12 that allows Georgia residents to carry a handgun in public without a permit or background check. This includes residents of 32 other states who visit Georgia, including Alabama, Tennessee and Arizona. Before this bill was signed, Georgians were required to pass a background check, pay a fee of approximately $75 and ...

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People Poll: How Do You Feel About the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill, and Do You Think Georgia Will Adopt This Bill?

Jonathan Pelham, sophomore psychology major “I disapprove because it takes away the origins of life. I don’t think Georgia will get this bill because we’re too southern.” Jillian Blevins, sophomore communication disorders major “It’s absolutely disgusting children should be able to learn as much as they can in school—especially in public school. It’s definitely a possibility with the political state ...

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Poll Response: Spring break allowed for a lot of needed ZZZs

With finals right around the corner, many students are anticipating summer break. However, just last month VSU had spring break, and the Spectator Newsletter wanted to know what our readers decided to spend their time. Responses ranged from resting/sleeping, going on a fun trip, spending quality family/friend time or something else not listed as ‘other’ as the final option. There ...

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Editorial: Will Smith Oscars controversy blown out of proportion

It’s been over a week since “the slap heard ‘round the world,” and discussions about the controversial moment at the 94th Academy Awards show no signs of stopping soon. If you are unfamiliar with the situation, which is nearly impossible at this point, comedian Chris Rock made a “G.I. Jane” joke about actress Jada Pinkett-Smith, who suffers from alopecia. This ...

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Column: Universities should be the safe space that diversity needs

Anti-LGBTQ+ bills are being proposed through legislation that could cause harm towards the community, and if they are passed, universities should be a safe space and include diversity. Nearly 240 bills were proposed in legislation that restricts the rights of the transgender community and the LGBTQ+ community. One law that has been passed in Florida, known as the “Don’t Say ...

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The act of queerbaiting: Why is it so bad?

If you spend any time looking at the Tweets and Instagram posts for your favorite shows and movies, queerbaiting is probably a term you’ve heard before. Queerbaiting is a trope often found in entertainment industries where creators will allude to an LGBTQ+ character or same-sex relationship without ever depicting it in their content. It is often used as a tactic ...

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Guide: How to budget money as a college student

Let’s face it, most college students struggle with money, and it doesn’t help that prices are on a steady rise and students need to pay for college-related things. The best thing that students can do is budget their money while in college. While it seems daunting and stressful, it can help in the long run by decreasing that stress. A ...

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Four must-watch second weekend NCAA tournament games

March Madness is in full swing in the NCAA Tournament, with upsets happening on a nightly basis. Teams such as Saint Peter’s and Richmond have made their presence known, busting millions of brackets in one game. The field in down to just 16 teams, and with that, the games become more important as teams fight for survival. With the remaining ...

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Editorial: The good and the bad of VSU’s WiFi networks

The Internet has become a vital part of our daily lives, linking everyone together through the World Wide Web. It comes as no surprise that further advancements in technology have allowed us to be more connected than ever with wireless connections. However, while wireless networks are often seen as an easy way to access the Internet, they do have drawbacks. ...

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Where do students prefer to study?

Studying is important for students to become more knowledgeable in their field, but there are various ways one can accomplish it. One of many important factors to gain the most from studying is the location. The VSU campus provides many places to study, but where do students prefer to study the most? The Spectator Newsletter asked readers to choose from ...

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