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People Poll: Do people party too much during spring break or not enough?

“I think people party too much sometimes, but I don’t know. I can’t say for sure.” Markeisha Wilder freshman nursing major “It feels like we’re in school for so long that one week isn’t enough. Party! Party! Party!” Kris Dyson freshman journalism major “I think people party too much during spring break. When people get back to classes, they’re dragging.” ...

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Class system changing

 Whites are oppressed.  According to a CNN article “Are whites racially oppressed?” that is what some of them think.  Caucasians are freaking out because they are losing their slot of superiority, calling themselves the new “minority group.”  As a white female, I have to say, “So what?” I am tired of one race feeling more dominant than another. There has ...

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No parking meters allowed

 Parking around campus is the top complaint of students.  The Parking and Transportation Department’s most recent idea for generating revenue would only exacerbate the complaints.  In the Student Government Association meeting on March 7, the idea of Parking and Transportation installing parking meters on campus was introduced. The parking meters are in early stages of planning and would only be ...

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Environment matters

 The Student Health Center is conveniently placed near campus so students get access any time they may need to. Many students make a trip to the Student Health Center every week for many different reasons. Some students go for checkups, and others go for minor concerns. Some students however, take a trip to the health center in order to receive ...

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Increase political activity

 Last week the Residence Hall Association hosted the student-led forum, Black v. Ghetto. The forum was open to students to discuss the stereotypes that are displayed in the media, hip hop culture, appearances and education. Over 80 students attended and while things became heated, everyone—including the student panelists—learned that we create our own prejudices, whether we realize it or not.    ...

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Celebrities are spoiled

 Students and teachers work hard in the academic world, while actors and singers work hard in the entertainment world. When the recession hit, both were impacted. Education, of course, received the worst of it.  News about cuts into HOPE, Pell Grant and school budgets have flooded the local media for the last several months. While those trying to better themselves ...

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Letter to the Editor: SAVE says Biomass spells bad news for Valdosta and VSU

How many of y’all have heard of the Biomass Plant that has been proposed for Valdosta?  Many of ya’ll probably don’t know what Biomass is; I know I didn’t until about two years ago when this project first started. The Biomass plant is an incinerator that will burn sewage, sludge and tree “debris” in order to create energy. What’s the ...

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Card readers needed

 Anyone who has visited a room in Hopper, Georgia, or Reade Hall will notice how they differ from the other conventional halls on campus. Although they are obviously much easier on the eyes, the prices are harder on the pockets. With that being said, the most significant attribute these halls possess that others do not, are the card access locks ...

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People Poll: Do you feel safe on campus?

“I don’t feel safe because there are a lot of drug dealers around campus. There are lot drunks roaming around and I heard someone got raped, so there seems to be a lot of safety concerns on campus.” Britney Williams freshman art major “The only time that I don’t feel safe on campus is at night, especially when I’m walking ...

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Dorm policy irksome

 According to the housing changes for next school term, the upperclassman-dominated Georgia Hall at VSU will be reserved for underclassman, and with that change, Hopper will now only house upperclassmen.  In all honesty, this is ironic to me.  When you think about the situation, it seems as though Hopper and Georgia are switching places as far as living requirements are ...

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