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Allow patients death with dignity

By: Elan Waite We like to take life by the horns. We have slogans and witty T-shirts that praise the idea of human agency, but that notion seems to change when it comes to death. In a recent opinion article on cnn.com, Brittany Maynard told her personal story about her painful journey with cancer and her desperate plea to end ...

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Volleyball rides undefeated home streak into weekend for GSC weekend

This story was written by Neil Frawley. The Valdosta State volleyball team has just four more home games left to complete the season with an undefeated home record. After going 1-3 in the South Region Crossover— a tournament VSU played in Lakeland, Florida—the Blazers bounced back to defeat No. 22 West Florida 3-1 Tuesday night. With the win against UWF, ...

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VSU soccer clinches GSC playoff berth

This story was written by Kristin Whitman. Blazers soccer heated up Tuesday night against University of West Georgia with a 3-0 win. The Blazers improved to 7-1-1 in the Gulf South Conference and knocked the Wolves to a 2-6-0 record. VSU currently holds the second best record in the conference. The Blazers scored all three of their goals right off ...

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Dedicated students deserve a free education

By LaMarcus Wilkerson The abolishment of tuition is an American dream that will never come true – unless you move to Germany. Recently, Germany eliminated tuition payments for German students and international students. German universities are a nice alternative for American students who struggle to pay for college and don’t want to be saturated in debt. However, nothing in life ...

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Professor who lost university job offer lashes out at school administrators

By Maura Lerner Star Tribune (Minneapolis) / (MCT)  Controversial professor Steven Salaita, who lost his job offer from the University of Illinois after criticizing Israel on social media, lashed out at university administrators Monday for overreaching in their decision not to hire him. Salaita, in a wide-ranging, 40-minute speech at Northwestern University, the first of several talks planned at Chicago-area ...

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Graduation day and $300,000 in debt

By Maura Lerner Star Tribune (Minneapolis) / (MCT)   MINNEAPOLIS – Ashley Hall remembers clicking “yes” on the loan application and, inexplicably, laughing. Maybe it’s because the number seemed so surreal. Or because no one else in her family had done this before. But there she was, borrowing nearly $75,000. For her first year of veterinary school at the University ...

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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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History of the pink ribbon

Written By:  Cole Edwards Nearly everyone is aware that October is unofficially designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, staged as an annual international health campaign. It’s organized by the major breast cancer charities to increase both funds for disease prevention and consciousness of the early detection signs. This grassroots event has grown so much that even pro football players now ...

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Yoga poses may improve quality of sleep for students

Written By: Hailey Nelson During midterms we can’t help but feel pressured and stressed out with all the tests and lists of things we have to do. Developing the habit of doing certain relaxation poses before bed can help with better sleep and establish a clear mindset. Yoga allows us to bring our attention to our bodies and come into a ...

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VSU Student experiments with mixed genres, gets signed to label

Written By: Cole Edwards Junior mass media major Taylor Ashworth is one half of $unday $ervice, an EDM duo who plan to release their first EP titled “The Beat Don’t Stop” in the coming month. The album is filled with trap and dubstep music. “Overall, I make EDM music, which naturally has a lot of subgenres and different elements,” Ashworth ...

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