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Spring 2014

Intramurals in full-swing

Approaching their second month, Valdosta State intramural teams are having a positive turnout. Teams were made for various sports: 5v5 basketball, 4v4 flag football, soccer, softball, Relay for Life flag football, billiards, extreme dodgeball, 4-person team bowling and 4v4 sand volleyball. Co-rec softball team Hopper Dynasty is on a winning streak. The team won their third game with a score ...

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Letter to the Editor : Cannabis Prohibition

LaMarcus Wilkerson’s story (Lesser of 3 evils, March 13, 2014) got an arrow-splitting bull’s eye exposing cannabis (marijuana) prohibition.  Another reason to end cannabis prohibition that doesn’t get mentioned is that prohibition increases hard-drug addiction rates. Government claims heroin is no worse than cannabis and methamphetamine and that cocaine is less harmful by insisting cannabis is a Schedule I substance alongside ...

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People Poll

Do you think there is enough diversity in the faculty? If not, how could it be improved?   Casie Wright junior early childhood education major “I’m in my major courses so most of my teachers are older white women.”   Sidney Sowerbrower sophomore accounting major “I feel like the core classes are more diverse, like the math and English teachers.” ...

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Debt for diplomas

Written by: Jordan Hill Money isn’t necessary to find happiness, but it’s essential to gain a college education. Every year, students are forced to take out loans and struggle to afford the costs of college. Suzanne Mettler, a writer for The New York Times, believes that college treats students unequally. Statistics show that lower-class families pay more for college than ...

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VSU to welcome eighth annual V-Day performance

Written by: Rikysha Williams Students can join the global movement to help prevent violence against women and girls. VSU’s Women and Gender Studies program will perform its eighth annual rendition of “The Vagina Monologues” at 7 p.m. next Wednesday through Friday in Bailey Science Center Room 1011. The play, written in 1994 by activist Eve Ensler, features dozens of interviews ...

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SGA calls for diversity

Written by: Joe Adgie   The SGA has a problem with the lack of diversity in VSU’s faculty and staff. They’re doing something about it, too: they unanimously passed a resolution calling for this problem to be fixed. The resolution recommends that the Office of Social Equity (OSE) “be separated and restructured” in July to more efficiently handle the lack ...

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Tobacco: up for debate?

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson Four VSU students and faculty members took the stage Wednesday night in Jennett Lecture Hall to debate the new policy prohibiting the use of tobacco on campus, a policy that was approved by the University System of Georgia. On Wednesday, March 19, the USG’s Board of Regents voted in favor of banning tobacco use on all ...

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Schedule choice unclear

This week, the faculty senate will be discussing yet another possible schedule change for the university. In response to the endless debate over the placement of break days between Thanksgiving and fall break, Dr. Aubrey Fowler has proposed to the faculty senate that the academic calendar be adjusted to add three days (two class days) to the beginning of the ...

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Say Hello to the Multiverse

Written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Hello? Is there anybody else out there? Our universe does not solely exist on its own, according to an extraordinary claim that has captivated cosmologists.  If you’ve become a fan of science fiction then most likely you’ve come across this theory before. The idea is that within this thing we’ve labeled time and space, there are ...

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Smell-o-vision

(Photo Cred: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology.) Written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Consumers never seem to be satisfied with the current wave of technology. Always wanting more, wanting it better, faster and more convenient. The generation seems to want to be purely immersed in whatever it is their listening to, playing, or in this case watching. Japanese researchers from the ...

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