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Love overcomes hate

 By: Jordan Barela Apparently, it only takes 30 seconds to offend a right-wing group. Honey Maid, the classic graham cracker brand, recently released an ad that showcases how much the family dynamic has changed. The ad features a gay couple, an interracial couple, a single dad and a military family. The ad is heartfelt and has a positive message, but ...

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Diversity needs to be understood

It’s outstanding to witness students speaking up for themselves and their peers. For that, I applaud the SGA. In response to their resolution and recent articles in The Spectator, the Office of Social Equity (OSE) would like to provide pertinent information regarding meeting the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. The disparity between representation of both faculty and students from ...

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Students debate vaccinations

Pro By: LaShawn Oglesby & LaMarcus Wilkerson It is every parent’s right to decide whether or not to have their child vaccinated, but that choice can put other children who do get vaccinated in harm’s way. Schools require that their students be vaccinated before attending. However, guardians can opt out of getting their child vaccinated by filing for a vaccine exemption. ...

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Students need to be heard by senate

Every so often an issue pops up that stirs the student population and causes them to voice their opinions, and if they’re lucky they are listened to. We appear to be short on luck. As of April 17, the scheduling issue that has been the topic of many discussions among both students and faculty was voted on, and the moving ...

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New Earth-like planet

This diagram shows the position of Kepler-186f with its host star in relation to Earth. (Credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech)   Not too big, not too small. Not too hot, not too cold, maybe just right. Since humans took their first peek into the vast universe that lies right outside our planet, we’ve asked the question, “is there anyone else out ...

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Electives make well-rounded students

Written by: John Stephen  As the frenzy and stress that accompanies the end of the semester descends like a weight upon campus, many students may question why they are required to take so many classes, especially electives that are not relevant to their major. Electives, however, are not a waste of time; they are essential in building a student’s foundation ...

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Centennial gets crowned

UPDATE: Article has been edited for accuracy Basketball team Centennial, one of the top teams in the intramurals league, triumphed over Brown Hall in the championship game. Centennial won 49-42 in a close game. Centennial’s last game against Brown Hall ended in a tie, but Centennial couldn’t manage to clinch the win in the final game “You win some, you lose ...

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Softball regular season comes to an end

The last regular season series for the No. 21 Valdosta State softball squad begins tomorrow evening. VSU (36-12, 16-9) will face off against Lee University (20-22, 10-14) in Steel’s Diamond at Blazer Park, with a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. and ending with a  Saturday game at 1 p.m. For many Blazers, this is a great moment to reflect on ...

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Pipeline proves destructive

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson  Fracking, a technique used to extract natural gas from Earth by drilling at 10,000 ft. below the surface, is destroying our planet. Local investors have been considering the possibility of building a pipeline that’ll run from Alabama through Lowndes County and stretch into central Florida. Students Against Violating the Environment (S.A.V.E) is a VSU environmental organization ...

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Tennis looks to postseason play

As the tennis season starts to dwindle down, the men and women will travel today to Montgomery, Ala., to compete in the Gulf South Conference Tournament. Nine different teams will compete in a tournament lasting four days, including No. 1 West Florida, No. 6 North Alabama, No. 7 Christian Brothers, No. 13 Valdosta State, No. 25 West Alabama, Delta State, ...

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