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Pokémon Go impacts society in best and worst ways

PRO: An app that can heal Written by Julia Rodriquez, Opinions Editor Pokémon Go has multiple health benefits for those who play it. Though video games and apps are often seen as a poor choice of a pass time, Pokémon Go has been created differently. It forces players to exercise. Sure, the Wii used to be known for its ability to ...

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Pro/Con: Are new, stricter voter ID laws more protective or restrictive?

PRO Written by Meaghan Bitters Asst. Advertising Manager Georgia is one of nine states with strict voter laws that require photo ID. Georgia’s voter ID law enforces strict photo ID at the polling place. If the voter doesn’t have the required ID, he or she has to vote on a provisional ballot, and the voter has three days to return ...

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Campus Carry: Pro/Con

PRO: Bring them on Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer Much speculation has gone on concerning the bill on whether concealed weapons should be carried on a college campus. As citizens of the United States, we have the right to bear arms. States that implemented “shall-issue” concealed carry laws reduced murders by 8.5 percent, rapes by 5 percent, aggravated assaults ...

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Pro/Con: To pay or not to pay college athletes

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer It is a privilege for student athletes to be able to put on their school colors and represent their university. It is a privilege to have millions cheer for you while others cheer against you. It is a privilege to receive a free education while others have to take out loans. The problem occurs ...

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Pro/Con: Guns on campus

PRO by Tierra Francois We should all feel the need to protect ourselves, especially since people have become so unpredictable with their actions. Places such as, work, school, restaurants and shopping malls are not safe anymore. It is necessary for us to be able to carry a gun at theses places, but we should be able to do so without ...

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Pro/Con: Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Georgia

by Zenobia Harris While the legalization of medical marijuana would provide some small relief for children and adults who use cannabis oil as a form of treatment for severe medical conditions, it poses serious problems both for the government and the patients. Because the use of marijuana as a medical treatment hasn’t been thoroughly tested, some of the dangers and ...

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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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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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Helicopter teachers help, hinder students

Pro By: Taymara Tait It’s Tuesday and an assignment is due a week from today. You turn to the rubric on your desk-top and it clarifies the assignment for you. Not only does your understanding for the assignment become clearer, but you also know in what direction to take your paper. If it wasn’t for that handy dandy rubric, what ...

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Tobaccon ban faces mixed reactions from students

By: Kristin Whitman– con The Board of Regents Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus policy becomes effective at VSU on Oct. 1. A VSU poll shows that 53 percent of students opposed or strongly opposed the ban, 43 percent supported or strongly supported the ban, while the other four percent had no opinion on the topic. If the majority of students ...

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