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2016-02-25

Free College would be an investment in America’s future

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer Anyone who has ever attended college could easily argue that tuition should be free and recently, it has finally become the center of political conversation. Obama has already proposed a bill that would make the costs of attending a community or two year institution free. Bernie Sanders is proposing an idea that all colleges ...

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Don’t freaka over the Zika

Written by Julie Jerigan, Staff Writer We’ve all heard horror stories about the new mosquito-borne illness Zika, but just how worried should we really be? According to the Center for Disease Control, the symptoms of contracting Zika are rash, joint and muscle pain, red eyes, and headaches.  In addition to adult symptoms, cases of the virus have been linked to ...

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HB 859 set to head Georgia Senate

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief Despite protest from Valdosta State, the Georgia Legislature could soon allow students to start packing heat. House Bill 859 or what is referred to as “Campus Carry” is making its way through Georgia Legislature. On January 27, the bill was reported to have entered the Georgia House. As of Monday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported ...

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Fashion Week inspires: Musicians create a visual collection

Written by Mayah Cantave, College Life Editor Fashion Week: The Visual Album, released on Feb. 18, seems to be a visual masterpiece. The album created by artist Zaena and Jason Maek, contains elements of art, dance, and many other forms of visual arts. The album contains a collection of 10 songs including individual videos for each song. Some of the songs ...

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Beyoncé stands up for her race

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Grammy Award winning pop icon Beyoncé Knowles caused quite the stir earlier this month with her remarkable performance at the 2016 Super Bowl 50 half-time show. On Jan 7 it was announced that the singer was to perform alongside fellow musicians, Bruno Mars and Coldplay. On Feb 6, the day before the big performance, ...

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VSYOU marketing campaign spike applications for fall

Written by John Stephen, Correspondent VSU may finally be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in regards to enrollment. With undergraduate applications up 77 percent compared to this time last year, VSU President Cecil Staton says he is confident the university will see its first enrollment growth in several years with the freshmen class of 2016. Not ...

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Baseball breaks out the brooms against Bucs

Written by Gabe Burns, Sports Editor After dropping a Valentine’s Day matchup with Florida Tech, the VSU Blazers have rebounded quite nicely. The team closed out a tight 6-4 win over Georgia College and State before sweeping the weekend’s conference -opening series against Christian Brothers. That makes the Blazers 10-3 through 13 games for the third season in a row. ...

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‘So worth loving’ creates a movement: VSU student’s message of love and self-worth

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Correspondent With so much uncertainty happening around us, it is understandable for many people to be anxious about the future. Fortunately, “So Worth Loving” shines as a candle in the darkness with a message of love and self-worth. Starting from humble beginnings as an inspirational blog to share stories of self-worth on Tumblr, Eryn Erickson decided to use the ...

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Trump takes campaign to Valdosta

Written by Kenzie Kesselring, Opinions Editor The Donald is coming to Valdosta. On Monday, Feb. 29, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be holding a rally in the Valdosta State PE complex at 6 p.m. The tickets to this event are free, but space is limited so it is recommended to reserve tickets online before the event, and the doors ...

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Editorial: ‘Campus Carry’ a sticky issue

To carry or not to carry? That was a question many government officials, college students and faculty debated tirelessly over a year ago when a “Campus Carry” bill was struck down by state Senate. However, a similar bill has been proposed and has the potential to be passed. The new bill would allow anyone, 21 and older, with a gun ...

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