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Smell-o-vision

(Photo Cred: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology.) Written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Consumers never seem to be satisfied with the current wave of technology. Always wanting more, wanting it better, faster and more convenient. The generation seems to want to be purely immersed in whatever it is their listening to, playing, or in this case watching. Japanese researchers from the ...

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VSU begins hiring new security

Written by: John Stephen When students return from Spring Break, two new security officers will be roaming the grounds of VSU. When the new security guards begin March 24, their main function will be to patrol the campus in the evening and early-morning hours, according to Thressea Boyd, VSU director of communications. These officers will report to the VSUPD but ...

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Anti-overdose drug sparks controversy

Written by: LaShawn Oglesby A drug that counteracts overdoses on opioid drugs such as heroine, OxyContin and morphine is now available to the public for free. The drug is called Naloxone, and it isn’t a new drug; patients in ambulances and emergency rooms get this antidotal drug when it is required. Though this drug sounds amazing, many have voiced concerns ...

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Stand your ground is selective

Written by: Jessica Cooke For the past couple of months, guns have been a hot topic in our society. The discussion ranges from Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law to the introduction of guns on public campuses under the argument of self-defense. Although guns are accepted according to the law, those laws aren’t fair to citizens who use their guns respectfully ...

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Sensitivity killed society

Written by: Jordan Hill We live in a world with an extremely sensitive society. For someone to apologize for their opinion is unnecessary, which is what Fox News anchor Clayton Morris had to do. Morris apologized on Fox and Friends for making an “ignorant” comment about Facebook’s new gender options. We are all entitled to our opinions, no matter how ...

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Gentrification: Getting real estate regardless of race

Written by: Stephen Cavallaro The dissemination of different cultures and individuals is a fundamental element that led to the foundation of our nation. With the continuous rise of social media and globalization, people are undergoing dissemination like never before, thinning the gaps that put certain groups at a disadvantage.  One technique that effectively works to deter adversity is gentrification, which ...

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The lesser of three evils

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson Two legal drugs continue to cast a plague over the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 443,000 people die from tobacco each year; 8.6 million live with a life-threatening illness, and approximately 46.6 million Americans continue to use the drug. Like tobacco, alcohol is abused by numerous Americans. Over 80,000 ...

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Save schools VSU on global warming

Written by: John Preer Through the combined efforts of VSU’s student organization S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violating the Environment) and Dr. Ari Santos’ ethics and environment course, motivational speaker Dr. Gerald L. Durley presented a lecture on environmental justice and climate change in Jennett Hall Wednesday night. Born to a 16-year-old mother, Dr. Durley was placed in a special education program ...

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Don’t skimp on our security

VSU students and faculty rest assured, the best security minimum wage can buy will be tasked with keeping you safe.  With the recent rash of criminal activity that VSU has seen over the past few semesters, campus safety has been at the center of discussion. The administration has been receiving a lot of flak for the lack of sufficient security ...

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VSU aims to build on so-so season

Written by: Shane Thomas A 16-12 season certainly will not be remembered as one of head coach Mike Helfer’s greatest seasons. Following another season of roster renovations, this season represents a transition period for the veteran head coach that may propel the Blazers back to prominence next season. On the surface, the Blazers were a Jekyll-and-Hyde bunch much of the ...

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