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VSU to welcome eighth annual V-Day performance

Written by: Rikysha Williams Students can join the global movement to help prevent violence against women and girls. VSU’s Women and Gender Studies program will perform its eighth annual rendition of “The Vagina Monologues” at 7 p.m. next Wednesday through Friday in Bailey Science Center Room 1011. The play, written in 1994 by activist Eve Ensler, features dozens of interviews ...

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Debt for diplomas

Written by: Jordan Hill Money isn’t necessary to find happiness, but it’s essential to gain a college education. Every year, students are forced to take out loans and struggle to afford the costs of college. Suzanne Mettler, a writer for The New York Times, believes that college treats students unequally. Statistics show that lower-class families pay more for college than ...

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Schedule choice unclear

This week, the faculty senate will be discussing yet another possible schedule change for the university. In response to the endless debate over the placement of break days between Thanksgiving and fall break, Dr. Aubrey Fowler has proposed to the faculty senate that the academic calendar be adjusted to add three days (two class days) to the beginning of the ...

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Tobacco: up for debate?

Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson Four VSU students and faculty members took the stage Wednesday night in Jennett Lecture Hall to debate the new policy prohibiting the use of tobacco on campus, a policy that was approved by the University System of Georgia. On Wednesday, March 19, the USG’s Board of Regents voted in favor of banning tobacco use on all ...

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Say Hello to the Multiverse

Written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Hello? Is there anybody else out there? Our universe does not solely exist on its own, according to an extraordinary claim that has captivated cosmologists.  If you’ve become a fan of science fiction then most likely you’ve come across this theory before. The idea is that within this thing we’ve labeled time and space, there are ...

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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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