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Spring 2014

Discriminatory bill brought to light

Written by: Jordan Hill Gay people have the plague−at least that’s the way the Kansas House of Republicans seems to feel. The Republicans are trying to pass a bill that will allow private businesses to kick gay couples out of their establishment. Cops do not have to help gay individuals if they call the police for help. Furthermore, if a ...

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VSU students stack the competition with CORE

Written by: Abbie Baggerly VSU students will reach new heights with CORE.   CORE Outdoors will be hosting the second annual crate stacking competition March 6 at 7 p.m.   The event will be held in the Student Recreation center, and everyone is welcome to attend.   Equipped with a helmet, harness and a rope, competitors will stack milk crates ...

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Where is our new ATM?

Students at VSU may find themselves suffering from a lack of withdrawals−in this case, ATM withdrawals. VSU President,  Dr. William McKinney first announced his decision to install an ATM in the Student Union during a Student Faculty Senate meeting held on Oct. 17, 2013. What prompted this decision was a robbery incident that occurred at the University Center ATM. On ...

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VSU students identify what a Blazer really is

Written by: Jessica Ingram When you think about Harvard, you think about arrogant, intellectual, trust-fund-spending, future corporate lawyers. When you think about University of Arizona, you think of “Girls Gone Wild.” But what comes to mind when people think about VSU? The VSU administration is in the process of trying to answer that question. VSU has joined the Atlanta firm ...

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Students discuss ex-con voting rights

Written by: John Stephen & Taylor Stone Pro Millions of Americans are being cheated out of their right to vote, and the law of the land is to blame. Attorney General Eric Holder recently gave a speech at Georgetown University, during which he discussed the voting rights that are given to−or more importantly, withheld from−convicted felons. Determining the voting status ...

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Just not enough camaraderie

written by: Neil Frawley Before I began writing for the VSU women’s basketball team, they were a solid 8-2 and undefeated in their home building. Then it seemed as if a switch got flipped. The team wound up losing its next 11 out of 14 games. Was I that very switch? I would surely hope not, but after personally witnessing ...

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Dig in: New Remerton pizza buffet offers food and fun

Written by: Eric Jackson If the thought of fresh, doughy specialty pizzas doesn’t grab your attention, then take one step inside Remerton’s new buffet restaurant, and you won’t leave without a full stomach. The Mill Pizza Buffet and Games opened last week in the Remerton Mill Plaza across the street from the decimated construction area that was once the Strickland ...

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SGA postpones the addition of new senators

Written by: Joe Adgie   For the first time in several years, a hopeful SGA senator was rejected by the legislative body−and it happened twice. This occurred during a Monday night meeting that saw two other hopefuls elected with relative ease. The two candidates voted down were Kimberly Taylor and Brianna Marshall. The SGA’s legislative body cited a lack of ...

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Hill Harper excites VSU crowd

Written by: Isaiah Smart   Hundreds of eyes gazed in a hypnotic state as Hill Harper captivated the attention of anyone near the Student Union ballrooms Tuesday during the VSU event titled “Celebrating 50 Years.” The Harvard Law graduate served as the keynote speaker of the 50 Years of Integration committee’s biggest event of the school year. Students, faculty and ...

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Lady Blazers torch Hawks on Senior Night

One thing is for sure, April Thomas is confident. After scoring just two points in the first half and going just one for three, the explosive 5-6 guard erupted in the second half for 14 of VSU’s 24 total points in the period. Most importantly, she knocked down two key three pointers back to back when her team needed them ...

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