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Spring 2014

Social media distracts students

Written by: Tyra Mills If you were to walk into an auditorium filled with college students and ask them to reveal the one thing they had to have at all times, most of them would immediately respond with a simple answer: “my cellphone.” Today, we college students are more tech savvy than our parents and ancestors could have ever been. ...

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Benjamin case opens eyes

A tragedy in VSU history has finally come to a resolution. Last week, Darien Meheux was sentenced to life in prison for murdering VSU freshman Jasmine Benjamin. The two graduated from the same high school in 2012 and began attending VSU in the fall. In November, Meheux strangled Benjamin in a study room in Georgia Hall. She was left there ...

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The Behavioral Intervention Team

Written by: Will Lewis VSU launched a new program Wednesday to increase campus security. The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) will provide an avenue for students to report threatening behavior. “In light of the recent shootings on college campuses nationwide, we agree this is a much needed service,” Dr. Thomas Hardy, director of Housing and Residence life and co-chair of BIT, ...

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Gun debate makes advances staff writers dispute issue if guns on college campuses

Pro Written by: Stephen Cavallaro With civility being at an all-time low in America, you may not want to leave your safety in the hands of law enforcement, especially when cops are not legally bound to protect you and former lawmen are gunning down fathers in movie theaters. Keeping yourself armed with the proper knowledge and machinery does not make ...

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New bill proposing medical marijuana

Georgia may be the next state to legalize medical marijuana. Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson So far, there are twenty states plus the District of Colombia that have voted to allow the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Senator Josh McKoon recently proposed a bill that legalizes medical marijuana in Georgia. State Representative Allen Peake was approached by a constituent whose ...

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Flasher seen on campus

Written by: Joe Adgie A campus alert was emailed to the student body last Wednesday alerting them of an individual who exposed himself to a fellow student while on campus. The crime took place near the Oak Street parking lot on the evening of Jan. 14. The suspect was described as a white, short-haired male in his early 20s, 5 ...

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Flu ravages South Georgia

  Written by: John Preer A deadly influenza virus has South Georgia in its crosshairs and is poised to strike again. The flu season is upon us, and reports from the Center for Disease Control suggest that young adults may be at a higher risk than other age groups. In recent months there has been an influx in the number ...

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California paves way for acceptance

Written by: LaShawn Oglesby A California law that went into effect Jan. 1, 2014, allows transgender students, K-12th grade, to use bathrooms and join sports teams they identify with regardless of their biological sex. This law is a positive step toward acceptance and equal rights. Many transgender students go through bullying for standing out. This legislation will help students fit ...

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VSU student gets life

  Written by: Eric Jackson Thirteen months after the lifeless body of 17-year-old Jasmine Benjamin was discovered in Georgia Hall, justice has finally been served. Nineteen-year-old Darien Meheux was found guilty Friday afternoon of murdering VSU student Benjamin in the fifth floor study room of Georgia Hall. Lowndes County Superior Court Judge James Tunsion sentenced Meheux to life in prison ...

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Do you think the VSU confessions page is harmful or beneficial?

Murphy Williams freshman mass media major “The page is definetly harmful. Putting your information out on the internet is never a good thig.”   Will Dekle junior exercise physiology major “I think it’s harmful in the fact that it’s bad stuff but it’s very fun to laugh at. “

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