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Selma Review

Writer by Kenzie Kesselring, Staff Writer A movie adaptation on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is not a new idea. The story has been done, but never before through the artistic scope of the writer/director team of Paul Webb and Ava DuVernay. Despite being snubbed at the Oscar’s, “Selma” has received high praise for its astounding performances. ...

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Blazers bested by North Alabama team

by Shane West North Alabama (8-11, 5-8 Gulf South Conference) flexed their muscle on the glass and in the paint en route to a 95-79 win over the VSU Blazers (9-10, 4-9 Gulf South Conference) on Saturday night. The Blazers came out flat against a motivated North Alabama team trying to escape the bottom of the GSC standings. UNA dominated ...

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More Dining Options Arrive for On-Campus Living

by Tatyana Phelps   This semester, VSU is making it easier than ever for students to chow down through new options and deals offered by VSU Dining. One new feature available to students is the on-campus pizza delivery. This allows residents to order pizza seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. This isn’t the only “take out” ...

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Horoscope: Love Forecast 1/22/15

The week ahead…   Monday, January 19 – Sunday, January 25, 2015 Aries: March 21 – April 19 Old relationships could feel weird as the sun creates a feeling of separation. This might affect your family relationships or love relationships. It’s important to realizethat sometimes people simply grow apart, and this is perfectly okay Gemini: May 21 – June 21 Keep ...

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The Distinguished Women of Excellence succeed like girls

by Elan Waite The Distinguished Women of Excellence succeed like girls…thank goodness. If you type in “girls can” on YouTube you will see a cover girl video from last year around this time pop up, with celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres and Janelle Monae telling women they can be anything they want to be. If you add VSU to the ...

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Faculty Senate Preview

by Kristin Whitman The 2015 faculty senate could be making some drastic changes to the VSU community. The first 2015 faculty senate meeting will take place today at 3:30 p.m. in the University Center’s Magnolia Room, and the members of the senate hope to improve campus life this semester. New business that will be brought up at the meeting are ...

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Rare Manuscripts now on Display in Odum Library

by John Stephen The titans of history have arrived on campus – well, their writings have, at least. A collection of rare manuscripts is now on display at Odum Library. The wide-ranging compilation of books, documents and scrolls—the oldest dating back to 1250—is quite impressive. The collection includes works by Machiavelli, Aristotle, John Locke, Thoreau, Booker T. Washington and Ben ...

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Spectator Spotlight: Reed Burkett

By: Zenobia Harris Reed Burkett, one of VSU’s own mass media alumni, hopes he never wakes up. Currently living in Los Angeles, California, fulfilling his childhood dream of being an actor, Burkett spent his early years in Alma, Georgia, where he first discovered his passion for comedy, film and improv. “I grew up running around with a video camcorder in ...

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New Developments In Former Students’ Case

by Kailee Kiyett A former VSU student and a former VSU president are set to go head-to-head after an appeals court reversed a decision over a case that floated over the courts seven years ago. Former VSU student Hayden Barnes will be going to court against Ronald Zaccari, former president of the university. Barnes was expelled in 2007 by Zaccari ...

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Armed Robbery Suspect Still at Large

Written by: Alex Corbitt There are no new leads on the armed robbery that occurred on campus the week before school started, but the investigation is ongoing, according to Howard Doner, VSU police director. On Jan. 10 at approximately 8:44 p.m., a female student and her brother were robbed at gunpoint in the Centennial Hall parking lot, according to a ...

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