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Brown Killing Not Justified

By Kenzie Kesselring On Saturday, August 9th, Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson around noon. Johnson told CNN that he and Brown were walking in the street when Officer Wilson allegedly told the men to get out of the street using some harsh language. The men said they were almost at their ...

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Don’t Bring Internet Addiction Bootcamp To U.S.

Written By Taymara Tait Imagine being locked away in a secluded camp where your internet surfing rights are taken away. You’re stripped from your days of watching brand new videos like that new Nicki Minaj “Anaconda” video you just can’t miss or searching for those new Michael Kors bags your friend told you about. Imagine that leisure time is gone. ...

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Obama’s Five for One Trade

Written By: Jordan Hill  As proud Americans, we understand the importance of bringing our troops home safely, but is a five for one trade the right way to go? President Obama released 5 men that were previously engaged in the Taliban from Guantanamo Bay in able to release one American soldier held as a prisoner by the Taliban. This American ...

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Pipeline a risk to Valdosta

“My first thought was it’s a nuclear bomb, we’re dead,” Kim Krajniak said in a 1994 New York Times article. “No words could ever tell you how frightening it was. My sliding glass door was like an oven. People were running out in their underwear. It was bedlam. People running and falling, kids naked. I felt like an animal running ...

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Not all internships should be paid

By: Neil Frawley The question isn’t “should internships be paid?” It’s “should all internships be paid?” The answer is no. Get beyond the notion that a degree equals a job, and a paying one, too. This isn’t our parents’ generation. The job market is flooded with degree holding post-graduates with good enough GPAs and enough extracurricular activities that make it ...

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Decorated graduation caps express individuality

By: Jessica Ingram As graduation approaches, the craft stores in the area will begin to get a rush of college students getting prepared to participate in the tradition of decorating their graduation caps. Some schools have initiated a ban on the popular college tradition. So the question is, should graduates be allowed to decorate their grad caps or is it ...

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Baby boomers, catch up with the millennials

By: Jordan Hill People born between 1980 and 1995, the millennials, are thought of as selfish, lazy, spoiled and narcissistic. That’s what some employers have to say about us. They think our parents do everything for us. They think we don’t work hard. They think we shouldn’t be told we’re special. Past generations don’t agree with workers being praised or ...

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Semester comes to end Summer arrives as stress reliever

By: Jessica Cooke It’s finally here, the moment every VSU student has been waiting on—the end of the semester. This part of the year is best described as bittersweet; for there is the week of finals approaching, students graduating, going home for the summer, and transferring for the next school year. Although the end of spring semester in tales a ...

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Law school issues sexist memo

 By: Tyra Mills Not too long ago, Loyola Law School issued a memo to its students outlining what not to wear to work-study jobs. Apparently, this memo ticked off a great deal of the school’s female students and caused a big enough uproar for the story to spread nationwide. The problem with this memo is that it only addressed females, ...

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Diversity needs to be understood

It’s outstanding to witness students speaking up for themselves and their peers. For that, I applaud the SGA. In response to their resolution and recent articles in The Spectator, the Office of Social Equity (OSE) would like to provide pertinent information regarding meeting the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. The disparity between representation of both faculty and students from ...

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