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Opinion: VSU’s revised policies grants a step in the right direction

On Feb. 23, the University Policy Administration sent an email with an updated version on new or revised policies.  The policies include a revised non-discrimination and anti-harassment policy that adds gender identity and expression being protected by the policy. It also replaces binary and non-inclusive language in the policy.  VSU’s non-discrimination policy protects students and faculty of differing disabilities, race, ...

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Opinion: Conference USA legal battle paints dark cloud over conference realignment

In the world of college athletics, it’s common to see schools move from conference to conference and division to division in an effort to find the perfect fit for them. Many factors are considered when a university decides to relocate to compete in a new conference, such as conference prestige, recruiting, traveling costs, annual revenue and more. Conference realignment is ...

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Editorial: Are incentives the driving force for getting vaccinated?

On Feb. 16, the VSU Health Services sent an email to students to remind them to get their COVID-19 vaccines and boosters and how to make an appointment with a link provided.  Along with providing free vaccines for students, VSU is also offering incentives where students can enter a drawing that will take place on March 9.  These incentives include ...

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Editorial: Parents should not determine a child’s education

The Office of Gov. Brian Kemp held a General Assembly on Jan. 10 where multiple bills and legislation addressing regulation of K-12 education were proposed, most of which give power to parents when it comes to a child’s education. According to appenmedia.com, some of the bills included a banning of race-based curriculum, complaint resolution policies focusing on parent concerns about ...

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Column: Commuter parking being override by residents

Parking at VSU has been a common problem where many residents park closer to campus, making it harder for commuters to get better parking spots. In total, there are 6,048 parking spots on campus, 4,251 of those are for student parking. While this does seem like enough, when you compare it to how many commuter parking lots that we have ...

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Opinion: The dawn of free agency in college football

Since its inception in Oct. 2018, the NCAA transfer portal has taken college sports, especially college football, by storm. Players have had the opportunity to transfer from one school to another for a while. The transfer portal merely gave coaches and players a hub to make their intentions known and to make getting recruited by another school easier than ever. ...

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Editorial: No, you should not get COVID-19 on purpose

COVID-19 made its debut almost two years ago, and there are still people who wonder if purposely trying to get infected to become immune is a good idea. In simple terms: no. This is incredibly dangerous to yourself and others. While those around you may not have gotten severe symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19, there is no guarantee that ...

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Column: Being a feminine male doesn’t equal struggling with sexuality

The division line between sexual orientation is stronger than ever, and feminine, straight men oftentimes find themselves with an assumed orientation by their peers and colleagues, no matter their political views or moral compass. The term “metrosexual” started to circulate in the early 2000s. To be metrosexual simply means being a straight male who may have liberal political views and ...

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A cheesy winner

Thanksgiving has quickly passed, but the holiday season is in full swing. There’s often food to bring people together in celebration and giving thanks. The Spectator Newsletter ran a poll asking what your favorite part of a Thanksgiving meal is. The selection was among the most common dishes including turkey, ham, mac and cheese, dressing, and pumpkin pie. This poll ...

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