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While Under Fire, Comedian Bill Cosby Makes Light of Situation

by Kenzie Kesselring One of America’s well known father figures, Bill Cosby, has been accused of being anything but fatherly. Bill Cosby has been the center of controversy for the past few months due to multiple women speaking out, saying Cosby sexually assaulted them in the 1970s and ‘80s. Cosby’s lawyers and publicists have been hard at work trying to ...

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Giving Is Caring

A student’s family is being assisted by the philosophy and religious studies department this month for its loss. The department is hosting a toy and clothing drive for a previous major’s five children. Over the summer, the kids’ mother, Sharonda James was killed. “We don’t want to give out the details (of her death) just for the sake of privacy ...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

The VSU counseling center is hosting three events beginning on Monday in honor of Mental Health Awareness week which began Nov. 11. Mental Health Awareness week brings attention to issues such as trauma, depression, suicide, substance abuse and anxiety, which is this year’s leading mental health issue, according to The Mental Health Foundation. Statistics show that one in every four ...

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Daily Strange: Cooties

Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Cooties, the real deal. According to a new report in the journal, “Microbiome,” a 10-second “intimate kiss” can transfer a monstrous 80,000,000 bacteria from the mouth of one to another. Dutch researchers rounded up 21 couples (all in the age range of 17-45) that just so happened to be visiting Artis Royal Zoo, located in Amsterdam. ...

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ZTA recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 Written by: Cole Edwards In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Eta Iota chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha at VSU is sponsoring month-long activities to spread awareness and raise funds for a disease that claimed nearly 40,000 women’s lives in the past year alone. ZTA has turned the water pink in the fountain in front of West ...

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VSU students deserve transparency from university

Knowledge is power. In the case of the students at VSU, being informed of things that go on at our campus will give us more knowledge and power to make better, safer and more informed decisions. A little thing we like to call transparency requires the administration to be completely open with students. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. ...

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SGA outlines Homecoming events

By: Taymara Tait This week the SGA meeting focused on the events of Homecoming, the upcoming safety summit and the Kel Mitchell appearance. Homecoming week, which runs from Oct. 20 to Oct. 24 and continues throughout the weekend, was the focal point of the meeting.   Tyler Barker, SGA president, addressed the Homecoming plans in detail.   Oct. 20, the ...

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Consent is at the heart of the matter

By: Elan Waite Sexual assault is an unavoidable truth that is staring us all in the face. The topic of sexual assault on college campuses has been a recurring issue that the media has continued to keep a bright light on. Coverage has spread throughout all media outlets, as it should, and has been monitored more closely by students. One ...

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Students disapprove of graduation application fee

With graduation right around the corner, seniors are making sure to dot the I’s and cross the T’s before it’s time to walk across the stage. A crucial part of this process is filling out the graduation application that includes a fee of $25 which does not cover the costs of a cap and a gown. While some seniors are ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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