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Editorial: A Conglomerate not doing enough

Why does nobody care until it’s too late? The VSU SGA is asking that very question. An evening questioning the VSU government administration led to the belief that students don’t consistently attend the weekly meetings in the Student Union. The student body will simply have to do better than this. Each Student Government meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday in ...

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23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium hosts Student Debate

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Features Editor Four students from the national championship Forensics Team held a debate in the Student Union Theater on April 11, arguing whether the House believes violent protests are a legitimate counter action to oppression. Dr. Michael Eaves, professor of communication arts, was the moderator of the debate. Two of the students, Kelsey Townsend and ...

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“Logan” leaves his mark in theaters

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor Though it may be the end of the line for Logan, or Wolverine, the old hero leaves his trademarked three-clawed scar on our hearts. The movie begins slowly, much like an old western film, panning in on our hero but not quite how we know him. Logan is old, tired and broken, but ...

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Website provides an alternative way to seek academic help

Written by Cynthia Papailler, Staff Writer With the semester coming to an end and finals right around the corner, students are beginning to find ways to finish their semesters off strong. Although the Student Success Center offers free tutoring, sometimes the times conflict with class and work schedules or there’s not enough tutors to fulfill the needs of the students. This ...

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Where are our girls?

Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer Lawmakers called on the FBI to find the string of missing black girls in Washington, D.C. Social media has shed a bright light on the abducted young women, and the Congressional Black Caucus wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to search for them. In the first three months of 2017, 501 juveniles have been reported ...

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Hola! A look into VSU’s Spanish Club

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor Founded in 2014, the Spanish Club practices the Spanish language and strives to enlighten people on the Hispanic culture by incorporating information about a specific Hispanic country at each of their meetings. Currently, 87 students come together to host events and celebrate Spanish culture. Every Wednesday, the members volunteer to tutor students who ...

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United Airlines cause uproar over attire

Written by Tiana Foster, Staff Writer For some, March 14 is now known as LeggingGate. United Airlines stirred up a lot of anger and confusion after refusing two young female passengers entry to their flight from Denver to Minnesota. They were stopped because of what they were wearing: a pair of leggings. However, some may be confused on all the ...

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Written by Kyle Dawson, Sports Editor  “If you look good, you play good” is an old phrase used by uniform companies, little leaguers’ moms and professional athletes with clothing deals. However, the phrase may be true in VSU’s case. Currently, VSU is 144-80-5 across all sports this year, aside from golf and cross country. The Blazers have had some good ...

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Kendrick Lamar Album Preview

Written by Kevin Paul, Contributor Compton native Kendrick Lamar hopes to catch lightning in a bottle for his fourth studio album. Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, stage name “Kendrick Lamar,” is gearing to release his tight-lipped fourth studio album from Interscope and Top Dawg Entertainment this Friday. Lamar has been very cryptic regarding the nature of the album and what theme it ...

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California waiter or U.S. Border security?

Written by Geneva Crooks, Staff Writer When visiting a restaurant there are a few automatic expectations we have as consumers: good food, good service and a good time. That’s why servers are trained to be polite, friendly and accommodating to the best of their ability. Restaurants want you to walk away excited about the day you return. According to CNN ...

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