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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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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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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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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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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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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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Roll forward and wake up

Written by: Tyra Mills On Sunday, students woke up before moving the hands of their clocks an hour ahead.  It’s something done every year, right before spring time hits, and in the fall clocks move back an hour. While this process is supposed to improve people’s lives, it may be causing more problems than it solves. According to the New ...

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Tuition fee: gentle increase continues

Written by: Elan Waite Though tuition increases are somewhat expected among those in higher education, students may feel more at ease when looking at next semester’s tuition. University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby has been a driving force behind the low 2.5 percent increase in tuition for undergraduate students. Earlier this year, Huckaby addressed Georgia General Assembly’s Joint Appropriations ...

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Rugby looks to tourney

Written by: Victoria Johnson Having only been a club sport at Valdosta State for four years, the rugby team is in full force this semester. They won their previous game against North Georgia College on Feb. 22, beating their opponents by a landslide with a score of 93-0. The team is 4-0 on the season. “We make sure to get ...

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Spikeball sweeps campus, nation

Written by: Jordan Hill VSU students have formed teams for a new, up-and-coming sport: Spikeball. The game takes two teams of two players. One team serves the ball onto a small, bouncy net, and the opposing team then has three chances to hit the ball back onto the net. The players can move 360 degrees around the net after the ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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