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Whisper keeps students secret

Written by: Lashawn Oglesby Imagine joining a social network where all you have to do is create a username and password. There is no profile picture, profile page or personal pictures, and no friends finding or adding. That’s because it’s an anonymous social media app. It’s called Whisper. It’s normal for people to have thoughts, feelings and secrets they would ...

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Grads want a fresh voice

For many students, graduation is the end of the long, arduous journey that is education. For others, it’s a major step toward the wonderful world of post-graduate education and maybe more. At many schools, graduation is highlighted by a motivational speech from someone brought in for the occasion. These speakers are normally big names. Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford ...

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New app shares STD results

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro & Hillary Straba Pro Social media has been an ever-increasing tool for the exchange of information. In the last decade, internet goers have misused social media, exploiting it by turning popular sites such as Twitter and Facebook into blasé showcases, displaying their deplorable lives and desperate need for affirmation. Early this year, Ramin Bastani released Hula, ...

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A little too late for late night

Written by: Jordan Hill President Obama and First Lady Michelle have been surprising people lately: they’ve appeared on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis, two shows that are far from the serious, lackluster world of politics. This year the famous couple has appeared in various comedy skits. President Obama partook in Galifianakis’ witty ...

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Letter to the Editor: Choose to compromise

I generally find visits to SGA meetings refreshing, inspiring and informative, and I admire the spirit of shared governance typically displayed at these events. There is no doubt that the students at VSU have a Student Government Association they can be proud of. I am not stating this to score cheap political points, but this is my sincere conviction, just ...

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The struggle for equality continues

Written by: Abbie Baggerly Pay among Americans differs widely, but women are known to have substantially lower wages. Historically, women’s rights have come far, but women are yet to be paid the same wages as men. Since 2010, women who worked full-time only made 77 percent of what men earned, According to the Center for American Progress. It is totally ...

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Hobby Lobby: Controlling contraceptives

Written by: Abbie Baggerly & Elan Waite Pro Hobby Lobby should be allowed to freely exercise its beliefs without fear of punishment.  Hobby Lobby is many people’s first choice when they want to purchase arts and crafts, and it is on Fortune’s list of largest private companies in the Unites States.   The employer adheres to religious ideals such as honoring ...

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The GM recall: Compensating tragedy regardless of income

Written by: Jessica Ingram General Motors has made several grave missteps in recent years, and it’s time for the car manufacturer to accept the consequences for its actions. Malfunctioning vehicles built by GM have been linked to 13 deaths and numerous accidents, provoking a recent wave of recalls by the company−1.6 million vehicles on Monday and 2.6 million vehicles earlier ...

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Letter to the Editor: Scheduling conflict continues

Given the concerns raised by the op-ed and the letter to the editor in last week’s edition of The Spectator, I thought I would extend an apology to several entities on campus who I may have regrettably misled or misinformed during the scheduling-revision process. First of all, I would like to extend an apology to Maren Clegg-Hyer who is absolutely ...

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Content over grades

Written by: Jessica Cooke With five weeks left in the spring semester, it’s safe to say the final days are here, and students of every classification are ready to wrap up their papers, projects, presentations and exams to enjoy two months outside of the classroom. Although the anticipation is rising, so is the question of how students’ performance this semester ...

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