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Spring 2012

‘Cosmo’ sparks controversy

   With its extremely explicit and racy covers, Cosmo has managed to get itself into trouble yet again. Cosmopolitan Magazine circulates a least 3 million copies each month, which are estimated to reach almost 20 million women around the world. So what’s the big issue?     Dakota Fanning, a 17-year-old actress, graced the cover of Cosmo’s January 2012 issue. ...

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Women getting victimized

We remember what our parents told us right before we left for college. “Don’t give into peer pressure,” “Make sure you go to class every day,” “Act like you have some common sense/home training!” Some of this advice may or may not help you, but what some people don’t realize is that women are sent off with more female biased ...

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People Poll: Do you believe it is important to attend your college graduation?

“I think it is. It’s kind of like a motivation for other students who aren’t graduating.” Jasmine Horn senior chemistry major “Yes. Why not let everyone see your accomplishments?” Ashlin Allen senior chemistry major “To walk, yes. It’s just your way of showing you’ve done it to the world.” Hannah Aldrich senior sociology major “I guess it depends. It’s important, ...

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Bandana Project raises sexual assault awareness

 Imagine working in a field all day in 100 degree weather, planting, harvesting and packing fruits and vegetables.  The work is hard and the pay is low. But worse is the constant fear of being sexually assaulted or raped by your boss or coworkers.  Immigrant women, working on farms or cleaning hotels, have been silently subjected to these worries for ...

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VSU presents music and dance showcase

 VSU’s Music and Dance Showcase will be held in the Sawyer Theatre of the Fine Arts Building today at 7:30 p.m.   “This is the 4th Annual Musical Theatre Showcase,” Christopher Bailey, Director of the Musical Theatre Showcase, said.  “This is an opportunity for graduating seniors in the BFA program with an emphasis in Musical Theatre to showcase various styles, ...

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New Wii U rumors surface

Hello and welcome back to a regular edition of Spec Tech.  This week, Facebook buys Instagram, rumors from Wii U, Samsung Galaxy III launches, and the largest tablet screen is presented.   Facebook bought the very popular app, Instagram for $1 billion.  No one knows exactly why this deal was made, but it could be that Instagram wanted to spread ...

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‘Lockout’ great for sci-fi fans

 “Lockout” is a fascinating movie that is set in the futuristic year of 2079.   This science fiction movie has a combination of nail-biting and funny scenes.  The movie begins with Snow (Guy Pearce), who is a former C.I.A. agent who is being framed with the murder of another agent and is accused of being in possession of information against ...

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Love vs. Lust: Pick a team

The confusion between love and lust can make for a fatal attraction. Once the lust dies, the person can see that he or she actually didn’t love the person that he or she was with.  It’s true that the beginning of any relationship begins with the physical attraction.  However, shortly afterward, you can become attracted to your partner mentally and ...

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Stonewalled: Cold as Ice

The National Hockey League playoffs started on April 11th, and the play so far has been highlighted not by amazing breakaways and power plays, but by nasty fights and dirty hits.   Hockey has always been known for its high intensity action and heated tempers that lead to fights on the ice, but a lot of the hits and scrums ...

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Grad school hosts event to educate undergraduates

 The graduate program hosted an event called “Is Graduate School for Me?” on Monday in the Student Union Ballroom aimed to help undergraduate students learn about the masters programs here at VSU as part of Graduate Student Week.  Dr. Alfred Fuciarelli, assistant vice-president of research and dean of the graduate school, and students from the graduate program were there to ...

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