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Mass murder brings us together

Written by Von Kennedy   Boston, Newton, Aurora, 9/11, Columbine, Oklahoma City and other American attacks will have a place in the hearts of many Americans. We all remember where we were and what we did to help. But what have we done with our fellow Americans to remain united afterward? In wake of the tragedies in Boston and the ...

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Freedom for security

Written by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin   The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2013, otherwise known as CISPA, yet another threat to our freedom, has stuck its foot in the door.  CISPA will allow any voluntary information sharing amongst private companies to the government in the event of a cyber-attack. Why is this bill so flawed? Because while ideally it ...

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Pan-American Ensemble takes VSU on cultural ride

Written by John Preer   Sunday was another chance for the VSU Pan-American Ensemble to showcase its musical prowess. The ensemble consists of talented musicians who boast a myriad of instrumentation varying from piano and accordion to cello, trumpet and guitar. VSU’s Pan-American Ensemble was founded in the spring of 2009.  The ensemble gives its 15 musicians a chance to ...

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Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation’ disappoints

Written by Brian Hickey   There are many things to appreciate about “Temptation” and its world-renowned director, Tyler Perry. It features a few blossoming, talented actors such as Jurnee Smollett-Bell, who you have probably seen in the hit movies “The Great Debaters” and “Roll Bounce.” Starring alongside her is Lance Gross, who has appeared in other Perry works such as ...

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Korean classes offered for fall

Written by Jennifer Gleason   Students can expand their knowledge of foreign languages further during fall semester with the addition of Korean language courses. The Center for International Programs, in conjunction with Modern and Classical Languages, has offered Japanese, Russian, Arabic and Chinese for years, and they are available again for registration in the fall. With over 100 Korean exchange ...

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SGA tackles election problems

Written by Joe Adgie   The SGA closed out the 2012-2013 year with a round of goodbyes and some further explanation as to what caused problems during last week’s SGA elections. Ryan Baerwalde, outgoing SGA president, explained that it involved bills that were seemingly vetoed by accident by his predecessor. “I had written quite a few amendments to the bylaws ...

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North Korean threats meaningless

Written by James Washington   On July 27, 1953, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed into effect by North Korean General Nam II (of the North Korean People’s Army), the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army and U.S. Army Lieutenant General William Harrison, Jr., representing the United Nations Command. Among other points, the agreement stated that North and South Korea would put ...

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Has the war on drugs ended?

Affirmative Written by Stephen Cavallaro   The “war on drugs”: a frivolous campaign waged by the U.S. government in order to promote the prohibition of illicit drugs and end the drug trade through foreign military aid and military intervention. This skirmish has incurred trillions in national debt and has sacrificed the lives of the innocent since 1970, and while the ...

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Letter to the Editor: Dead Day illusion

As the chair of the Institutional Planning Committee and a member of faculty senate, I would like to clear up a misunderstanding within last week’s article concerning the potential for dead day passing away. First and foremost, the recommendation is being made with students in mind. Many students have a number of Friday afternoon and evening finals right before graduation, ...

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