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Editorial: Student body should start the movement of campus improvements

Seventeen years ago, VSU’s Recreation Center, one of the most valued facilities on campus, was unveiled to the student body. The genesis of this project was nearly a decade before that. In 1995, SGA voted in favor of enacting a special activities fee of $30 to be directed towards financing the entire project, according to an article by Recreation Management ...

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Opinion: Frozen needs to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend

Disney’s cultural phenomenon, “Frozen,” is in the works of a highly anticipated sequel. Fans across social media platforms have discussed the potential plot details: “What will Olaf be getting into?” “Will there (ever) be a better song than ‘Let It Go’?” and “What about the dresses?” But the social media movement that caught the attention of Disney professionals and junkies ...

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People poll: What did you just realize?

“People don’t always do for you as you would do for them,” Courtney Smith, a junior accounting major, said. “I just realized that there is an emergency signal on the strap of my bookbag that I have had for a while,” Jack Walker, a senior English major, said. “I learned how to use Snapchat filters not too long ago,” Eric ...

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Editorial: ‘Walk Up Not Walk Out’ promotes victim blaming

It has been over a month since the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 people and wounded 14. Students across the country, including Valdosta High School, participated in National School Walkout Day on March 14 to raise awareness of the victims of school shootings and demand new gun law changes. Some ...

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Pros and cons of owning a pet in college

Let’s face it. The majority of college kids, or people in general, love their pets. Cats and dogs alike become family rather quickly, and the bond that’s created is immeasurable. If you have a pet, you understand exactly. If you haven’t, you could be missing out. There’s a lot that goes into owning a pet, though. Before checking out a ...

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Editorial: Student input on commencement a must

Though graduation still seems a long way off for those of us who will be walking across the stage, our last day at VSU is right around the corner and approaching fast. VSU has already made an announcement about commencement that has flown under the radar: the commencement speaker. If you go to the commencement webpage you’ll see, down at ...

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Opinion: The highlights from the Oscars

The 90th annual Oscars Award Show premiered on March 4. The night was filled with great accomplishments for new actors and actresses, some mundane yet interesting fashion choices and groundbreaking moments. The Oscars was better than usual. After the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite became a trending topic in 2016, the Oscars recognized their lack of diversity within the award show. The category ...

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People Poll: Do you think teachers should be armed?

“Yes, I think it will create more problems,” Madison Hollified, a freshman early childhood education major, said. “Yes, I think it will create more problems. Not everyone is mentally stable so we shouldn’t be arming additional people,” Deandra Gainor, a junior health administration major, said. “No, I don’t think arming teachers is a good idea. Some students are very rude ...

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Opinion: Georgia Senate Bill 375 moves Georgia in the opposite direction

On Feb. 23, the Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 375, which has been named the “Keep Faith in Adoption and Foster Care Act.” This bill, if legislated, would mean that adoption agencies would have the right to refuse anyone on the justification of the adoption agencies religion. This means they can deny gay couples, couples of any religion, and couples ...

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Editorial: Respecting women is the least you can do

Underrepresentation. Unpaid maternity leave. Gender pay gap. Breastfeeding shaming. Catcalling. Domestic violence. Slut shaming. Restrictive reproductive rights. Sexual abuse. Rape. Need we say more? These among countless others are challenges women face every day across the world, and it is why celebrating Women’s History Month is so important, especially for addressing underrepresentation. Because women’s history was unknown in classrooms and ...

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