When two presidential candidates battle roughly to a tie in a debate, is there a winner? Did President Obama win on Tuesday simply because he was able to hold his own this time on the debate stage with Mitt Romney? Did Romney win because the momentum he had built during the last two weeks wasn’t completely reversed? The pressure on ...Read More »
Our athletes are students too
What ever happened to school spirit? Back in September, the VSU Blazers played West Alabama, and the result was a disappointment. What was even more disappointing was the attitude of those who were supposed to be loyal to VSU. By the middle of the fourth quarter, the stadium was nearly empty, and the once-loud Bazemore Hyder Stadium had turned into ...Read More »
Reality TV enforces negative stereotypes
Reality Television is a large part of our culture these days. Why people enjoy watching this stuff is beyond me. What does it show about our culture when we reward people who do things we believe are wrong, by giving them a television show? In 1973, a 12-episode show called “An American Family” was released. It was the first look ...Read More »
People Poll: What are you doing for Fall Break?
“I’m going to visit my family.” Tanetra Strickland sophomore pre-nursing major “I’m just going home.” Amber Ash senior communication science and disorder major “I’m working all fall break.” Jenna Ives freshman accounting major “I’ll probably exercise and recuperate from school, just Relax!” Antonio Boykins senior sociology major “I’ll be driving home.” Christian Phares freshman biology majorRead More »
Women in Republican politics
As we move closer to November the political theater intensifies; we are constantly being faced with radical new claims and accusations created by the candidates. “The war on women,” an exaggerated and worn-out phrase by the Obama administration is used to describe the Republican Party’s attitude towards women’s rights and their involvement in politics. This overly simplistic stance has dominated ...Read More »
Come out in favor of equality
What better time to take a look at our nation’s history than today—National Coming Out Day. In 1776, our founding fathers decided to fight back against the tyrannical rule of the British and form a country of their own. They published their intent to separate in a document known as the Declaration of Independence, which holds one of the cornerstones ...Read More »
News channels are biased, unbiased
There’s no secret that Fox News and MSNBC have taken strong political stances, which has led to the two networks becoming news rivals and political safe havens for key political figures. Fox News has long been considered the spokesperson for Republican ideas due to the network’s strong and carefully designed news presentation that purposely appeals to the conservative base. Not ...Read More »
Parking on Mount Trashmore
It’s the mess that won’t clean itself. VSU prides itself on maintaining a clean and beautiful campus for its students to appreciate on a daily basis, and for the most part the school has succeeded. But all bets are off once students enter the parking facilities at Oak and Sustella Street. Most students who commute start and end their day ...Read More »
Do I look like a suspect?
Shoot first. Ask questions later. Almost a year ago, Trayvon Martin was shot dead for looking suspicious to the self- appointed neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman. That night, Martin sported a black hoodie, which some people suggested was the main factor leading to his death. To most logical thinking human beings, that theory is complete BS, but even Zimmerman admitted that ...Read More »
Reproductive rights: Who’s to decide?
A hot topic in this year’s election is the women’s reproductive rights. On one side you have most women and on the other you have people like Congressman Todd Akin who say things like “legitimate rape” doesn’t lead to pregnancy and that when a woman is raped “the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.” ...Read More »