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The evolution of dating: Dating now vs. dating before social media

Written by Geneva Crooks, Staff Writer Have you ever heard your parents go on and on about how much times have changed? Well, although we don’t always want to admit it, they most certainly have. With all the new technology we’ve welcomed over recent years, dating has gone from an extremely formal thing to something that can easily be done ...

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Premature posting can have dire consequences

Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer We live in a world where we share every tidbit of our lives from who we hung out with last night to what we just ate, which begs the question, do we over share? Absolutely. Many people share personal details about their lives that the world does not need to know. For example, why ...

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Barbie Introduces 3 New Body Types

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Asst. Advertising Editor Barbie’s preparing to get a “real” makeover. Mattel Inc. introduced three new body types in their attempt to produce more realistic looking Barbie dolls, saying “imagination comes in all shapes and sizes.” According to Barbie.com, these dolls will be released throughout the year. They will all be called Barbie, and will be available ...

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Celebrate love everyday, not just on Valentine’s Day

  Written by Gevena Crooks, Staff Writer If you’re single, you probably couldn’t care less about a couple-oriented holiday like Valentine’s Day. On the other hand, if you’re in a relationship, you probably can’t wait to see what your significant other has in store for you. But, is Valentine’s Day overrated? I’m going to have to say yes. Here’s why. ...

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Don’t forget to show offline love: Social media shouldn’t make or break relationships

Written by Mayah Cantave, College Life Editor In this day and age, people document everything including what they ate, where they’re going, and who they’ve dated. With help from the internet, it’s almost impossible to not find out everything about your partner. The changes in technology make it possible to be in constant contact with your partner while simultaneously monitoring ...

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Tasers on campus better than guns

Written by Miles Brown, Staff Writer According to a new bill proposed by Republican Buzz Brockway, students would be allowed to carry Tasers and other stun guns on college campuses. This bill is essentially a response to the rejection of a previous bill that, if passed, would have allowed students to carry guns on college campuses. The main purpose of ...

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VSU to honor greats this Saturday: Eight school legends will be inducted in athletic Hall of Fame

Written by Aldean Starr, Staff Writer Valdosta State University is hosting its 20th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Brunch. Valdosta State is welcoming eight inductees into the Hall of Fame. The inductees this year include the 2007 Valdosta State football team, Hal Mumme, Leos Jelinek, Brandon Decker, Kristina Ely, Dominique Ross, Bob Hagan and Coretta Bloom. The 2007 ...

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Uber tries new venture

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer Many would think of Uber as the taxi service of the internet. You open the app on your phone, the app shows you where you are, and where their drivers are, and then you order the car which you’d like to ride in. These days, Uber is working on a new campaign. Uber is ...

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‘In God we trust’ affects church/state separation

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Staff Writer Last month a group of atheists represented by Sacramento-based attorney Michael Newdow filed a federal lawsuit in a bid to get “In God We Trust” removed from all U.S. currency. The group argues that printing the slogan on money forces them to accept and redistribute a message they do not believe in almost every ...

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SGA asks Staton to change graduation; he refuses

Written by Kyle Dawson, Photo Editor VSU interim President Dr. Cecil Staton will be in the hot seat at next week’s Fireside Chat hosted by Student Government Association. The Fireside Chat will take place on Feb. 18 at 7p.m. in the West Hall Rotunda. At Monday’s SGA meeting, Vice President Colleen Kavanaugh said that President Staton will be the speaker ...

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