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Smoke free campus

A proposal is being considered by the Board of Regents (BOR) that bans all tobacco use at VSU and the 30 other institutions overseen by the University System of Georgia (USG).   Written by: John Stephen The BOR first discussed the proposal, titled “Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus Policy”, at a recent meeting and plan to make a final vote on ...

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Flu ravages South Georgia

  Written by: John Preer A deadly influenza virus has South Georgia in its crosshairs and is poised to strike again. The flu season is upon us, and reports from the Center for Disease Control suggest that young adults may be at a higher risk than other age groups. In recent months there has been an influx in the number ...

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Flasher seen on campus

Written by: Joe Adgie A campus alert was emailed to the student body last Wednesday alerting them of an individual who exposed himself to a fellow student while on campus. The crime took place near the Oak Street parking lot on the evening of Jan. 14. The suspect was described as a white, short-haired male in his early 20s, 5 ...

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New bill proposing medical marijuana

Georgia may be the next state to legalize medical marijuana. Written by: LaMarcus Wilkerson So far, there are twenty states plus the District of Colombia that have voted to allow the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Senator Josh McKoon recently proposed a bill that legalizes medical marijuana in Georgia. State Representative Allen Peake was approached by a constituent whose ...

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The Behavioral Intervention Team

Written by: Will Lewis VSU launched a new program Wednesday to increase campus security. The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) will provide an avenue for students to report threatening behavior. “In light of the recent shootings on college campuses nationwide, we agree this is a much needed service,” Dr. Thomas Hardy, director of Housing and Residence life and co-chair of BIT, ...

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Benjamin case opens eyes

A tragedy in VSU history has finally come to a resolution. Last week, Darien Meheux was sentenced to life in prison for murdering VSU freshman Jasmine Benjamin. The two graduated from the same high school in 2012 and began attending VSU in the fall. In November, Meheux strangled Benjamin in a study room in Georgia Hall. She was left there ...

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Social media distracts students

Written by: Tyra Mills If you were to walk into an auditorium filled with college students and ask them to reveal the one thing they had to have at all times, most of them would immediately respond with a simple answer: “my cellphone.” Today, we college students are more tech savvy than our parents and ancestors could have ever been. ...

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Labels can be used positively negatively

Written by: Taylor Stone What comes to mind when you think of a college student? Your immediate thought is most likely one recalled from personal experience; we think of staying up all night studying for finals, full class loads every semester, and, most likely, a full-time job. See what I did there? I just labeled you as a hard-working student, ...

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Movie-goers see reality of war

Written by: Chris Kessler In most action movies, the heroes are impervious to harm; bullets always miss, and the rescue team always shows up in time. Unfortunately, this is not one of those action movies. Written and directed by Peter Berg, “Lone Survivor” is an intense, real-life look at war. The film is based on the same-titled book, written by ...

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