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Editoral: Remerton bars: Remove discriminatory signs

The detailed dress code at some Remerton bars might make you think you’re attending a five-course dinner with President Obama rather than just enjoying a casual drink with friends. While some of the requirements are understandable (no revealing clothing or weapons), others verge on ridiculous and laughable (no slippers, tank tops, or jean shorts). The other demands on these lists ...

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Academic Forgiveness

Written By: Tierra Francois Con:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Going through college and rightfully earning your degree is the best way to feel confident in life. Having something given to you is not always what is best. It’s better to work hard for something and cherish it rather than getting it easily and not caring too much about it. Student government is proposing ...

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Treat transgenders equally

Written By: Jordan Barela Transgendered individuals are constantly being pushed aside when it comes to equal rights. A recent article on CNN told two separate stories of two transgendered soldiers. One is from Britain and the other is from America; but this is not the only difference between the two. The first solider is Caroline Paige, a transgendered woman, who ...

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F-bomb is dropped for good cause

Written By: Tatyana Phelps Potty-mouthed princesses drop f-bombs to highlight discrimination against women, but they’re not talking about the word “feminism.” FCKH8.com created a two-and-a-half-minute video using girls between the ages of six and 13 to address problems that women face, such as pay inequality, rape and violence, and how society makes girls feel as though being pretty is more ...

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Letter to the Editor: Sociology Club demands Remerton bars’ signs to be taken down

The Sociology Club will be continuing the “Diversity NOT Dress Code” petition campaign next week in the Student Union.  This campaign is addressing discriminatory dress code signs displayed in three Remerton bars. Many of the items listed on the signs are clothing articles typically associated with black male stereotypes. The Sociology Club observed several nights of activity in each bar ...

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Black Friday gobbles up a nation’s traditions

  This year on Thanksgiving, Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, and Kohl’s will be opening at 6 p.m., just as turkeys are being carved and plated across dinner tables in Valdosta. It seems that these store’s employees will have to grab their dinner to go, or else they may lose their jobs. There are also other stores opening even earlier, such as ...

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Are catcalls okay?

Written By: Jordan Hill  Pro: There is a difference between an annoying statement and harassment. Saying, “Hey beautiful,” or, “How are you doing?” is not harassment; it’s a compliment. By complimenting random women and sometimes being vulgar, we desensitize what true harassment is—aggressive pressure or intimidation. Yes, it’s awkward and sometimes creepy and yes, men should think of a better ...

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Mandatory Fees: The necessary evil

Mandatory fees are a nuisance. They’ve been the bane of the bill for years and continue to irritate future students at the same rate that they seem to rise. While removing mandatory fees completely would be appreciated by all, it’s not a practical solution. Saying we don’t want to pay for things we don’t use is an understandable argument. No ...

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Letter To The Editor: Director of Clothesline Project clears the air on BOR policy disagreement

On June 23, Dr. Mark George, adjunct professor for the Women’s and Gender Studies program (WGST), used his VSU email to send a letter to the governor and General Assembly asking them to “no longer endorse, promote, and support Confederate holidays, events, and historic sites.” Dr. George’s social justice action was conducted on behalf of the Mary Turner Project (MTP) ...

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Do celebratory months unite or create divisions?

Written By: Kenzie Kesselring Pro:  When it comes to American history, Caucasian men are constantly celebrated. A white male was the first president of the United States. White males have been credited with solving some of the world’s largest problems, and have been the ones running the government since the beginning of American history. After growing weary of being oppressed, ...

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