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VSU Cracks Down On Former Professor Protesting Against Confederate Memorials In Georgia

Written By: John Stephen Political controversy is brewing between the highest officials at VSU and a former VSU professor over the use of the professor’s email to promote an effort to remove Confederate monuments and celebrations in Georgia. In June, sociology professor Mark P. George joined forces with Reverend Floyd Rose, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s local chapter, ...

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The Hookah Scene in Valdosta

Despite what everyone believes about the college party scene, it really isn’t as scandalous as the movies make it seem. Of course clubbing and bar-hopping is a fun way to start off and celebrate another conquered academic week, but it seems that the hookah scene has really taken off.   Of course to each his own, and every social scene ...

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Pipeline Problems

Written By: Will Lewis  Pipelines are transporting controversy through America, and are quickly becoming yet another partisan issue in both local and national politics.   TransCanada has dominated the news for the past year with the growing conflict over the company’s proposed Keystone-XL pipeline. A proposed pipeline route that would carry, if constructed, oil from the Canadian Athabasca Oil Sands ...

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A Piece of History that Delivered Happiness throughout the Years

Written By: Shelby Mitchell On May 8, the world’s largest soft-drink company Coca-Cola celebrated its 128th birthday. It was on this day in 1886 that the first “bottle of happiness” was created by an Atlanta Pharmacist, Dr. John Pemberton. Preceding his death in 1888, just two years after creating what was to become the world’s No. 1 soft drink, Dr. ...

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Facebook and Google goes Global

Written By: Will Lewis VSU students soon may be able to literally look up at their internet service provider as the connect to wifi seamlessly both at home and abroad. The revelation comes as two tech giants, Facebook and Google, battle it out to create a universally connected globe.   Currently, according to Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook, 2.7 billion ...

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Distribution of Sexts Illegal

Written By: Will Lewis A new trend known as “revenge porn”is plaguing campuses across the world, but is also finding a specific home in the southeastern United States. A recent poll issued by the Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality surveyed college freshmen at an unspecified southeastern university.   The survey revealed that of 1,652 undergraduates who were polled, approximately 70 ...

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Remerton: A Walk Down Memory Lane

Written By : Sarah Turner If Remerton were anything like it used to be, students could take the trolley home after too many drinks. Every night, students crash the landlocked walls of Remerton, Ga. The city within a city became incorporated in 1951 and was a striving, vibrant, Beaver Cleaver-type community. While the community still strives economically, its reputation has taken ...

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Hobby Lobby’s Victory

Written By: Jordan Hill  People will always be at war over religious freedom. For now, Hobby Lobby has won the battle. They declared that because of their religion, they did not want to provide certain contraceptives under Obamacare to their employees. And finally, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the conservatives. HL is not refusing to supply all contraceptives, ...

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Shoot for the Moon, Land Among A Small Georgia Town

Written by: Cole Edwards Watermelons, peaches and friend chicken more often than not come to mind when considering Cordele, Georgia’s “claims to fame,” but rarely is space travel or rocket ships generally associated with the small Southern town, located two hours below Atlanta.   The Gas ‘n Go gas station right off the interstate may sell Moon Pies and Orbit ...

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