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Opinion: The U.S. must consider options in Syria

Last week on a Friday evening, President Trump decided to initiate missile strikes on various different locations in Syria. These air strikes, having been deliberated on for quite a number of days before they were fired, were met with a great deal of criticism from the left and the right, and surprisingly, were also greeted with praise from different factions ...

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Editorial: SGA takes baby steps toward campus improvement

This year will end my third year at VSU, but it will be the first year observing the well-oiled machine that the Student Government Association can be. According to their page on VSU’s website, SGA’s earliest record starts in 1978, meaning that the organization is at least 39, going on 40, years old. From the average 40-year-old, it’s expected for ...

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Review: ‘A Quiet Place’ a silent killer in the box office

“A Quiet Place,” the latest thriller/horror film directed and written by “The Office” star John Krasinski, tells a suspenseful story of a family that avoids deadly monsters by staying silent and communicating via American Sign Language. The movie is set in 2020 in a post-apocalyptic world.  The family has been able to survive in their town for over a year ...

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Opinion: Male birth control should be an option

Pay attention gentlemen: The University of Minnesota may have a new lead on the concept of male birth control. Researchers at UMN adapted a molecule from an African plant that was once used to poison warrior’s arrows to stop sperm flow. The contraceptive, while reducing sperm count, does not reduce testosterone levels. It is a start to what should be ...

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What’s Your Take?: The Slipper Continues to Break Brackets

The underdog is perfect for any story and in the sports world, they just keep destroying basketball powerhouses during March Madness. Coming into round one of the NCAA Tournament, favorites were always picked out to make it to the Final Four. Virginia, Arizona, and other top-ranked schools were deemed ticket holders to the big game. Those schools suffered a huge ...

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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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