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F-bomb is dropped for good cause

Written By: Tatyana Phelps Potty-mouthed princesses drop f-bombs to highlight discrimination against women, but they’re not talking about the word “feminism.” FCKH8.com created a two-and-a-half-minute video using girls between the ages of six and 13 to address problems that women face, such as pay inequality, rape and violence, and how society makes girls feel as though being pretty is more ...

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Letter to the Editor: Sociology Club demands Remerton bars’ signs to be taken down

The Sociology Club will be continuing the “Diversity NOT Dress Code” petition campaign next week in the Student Union.  This campaign is addressing discriminatory dress code signs displayed in three Remerton bars. Many of the items listed on the signs are clothing articles typically associated with black male stereotypes. The Sociology Club observed several nights of activity in each bar ...

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Black Friday gobbles up a nation’s traditions

  This year on Thanksgiving, Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, and Kohl’s will be opening at 6 p.m., just as turkeys are being carved and plated across dinner tables in Valdosta. It seems that these store’s employees will have to grab their dinner to go, or else they may lose their jobs. There are also other stores opening even earlier, such as ...

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Are catcalls okay?

Written By: Jordan Hill  Pro: There is a difference between an annoying statement and harassment. Saying, “Hey beautiful,” or, “How are you doing?” is not harassment; it’s a compliment. By complimenting random women and sometimes being vulgar, we desensitize what true harassment is—aggressive pressure or intimidation. Yes, it’s awkward and sometimes creepy and yes, men should think of a better ...

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Growing hair to show you care: Movember at VSU

Written By: Alex Tostado Grover Cleveland in the 1890’s. Charlie Chaplin in the 1930’s. Rollie Fingers in the 1970’s. Magnum P.I. in the 1980’s. These are great mustaches in history. “Movember” is in the news again. As a play from “No Shave November,” Movemeber has men grow only mustaches instead of simply not shaving in an effort to raise men’s ...

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Student recovering after being hit by car

Written by: Elan Waite As of Wednesday evening ,the former Lady Blazer basketball player and current VSU student who was struck by a car was doing fairly well according to VSU’s Athletic Department. The student was hit on Monday in the crosswalk on Sustella Avenue, near the Campus Recreation Center. The student was hit by a white 2006 Chevrolet Impala ...

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Soccer team set to make national run

Written By: Kristin Whitman  The goal became a reality for the Blazers soccer this past Sunday as they took down the North Alabama Lions for the team’s first ever Gulf South Conference championship title.   No. 10 VSU (8-2-1) upset the No. 3 UNA (10-1) team in the South Region rankings.   VSU blazed past the UNA in the first ...

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SGA approves grade bill

Written By: LaShawn Oglesby On Monday, the SGA discussed many future events at VSU, including a new academic bill, new food programs on campus, and a fireside chat with President William McKinney,. The SGA voted unanimously in favor of the Academic Forgiveness Bill. If also approved by the faculty senate, this bill will allow students who earned a C, D ...

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Daily Strange: The Stupid Virus

Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin There is a virus in existence that infects the human brain and over time actually decreases cognitive ability, according to scientists in the US. The algae virus, which before now has never been observed in healthy people, was found to affect mental function. This includes visual processing and spatial awareness. Researchers at John Hopkins Medical ...

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Democrats, analysts see opening for minimum wage vote in 2015

By Alan K. Ota CQ Roll Call / (MCT) Democratic supporters of an increase in the federal minimum wage believe voter initiatives for wage boosts in several states can add momentum to the effort in Congress even if Republicans sweep next week’s midterm elections. “If it comes up, it will pass,” said Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Va., “There is broad ...

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