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NAACP meets tonight at six

Today at 6 p.m., the VSU branch of the NAACP will have their biweekly meeting on the third floor of the Student Union in Meeting Room 2. According to VSU NAACP president Kim Tucker, various topics will be discussed, including the 2010 census and upcoming community service events. The NAACP is an organization that involves itself in both community service ...

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Sorority sign burned down

An act of vandalism has occurred as Sigma Gamma Rho’s sign advertising their Greek week in front of Hopper Hall was burned down early yesterday morning. The white sign was between two palms tree and read “Sigma Gamma Rho Week Royal Comeback 2010.” The president, junior art education major, Maria Vasquez, was sent a picture message at around 1:30 yesterday ...

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VSU responds to campus violence after shooting

The issue of gun violence on campuses was pushed back to the forefront after a professor at University of Alabama-Huntsville allegedly opened fire on fellow faculty members on Friday, Feb. 12. The tragedy sent shockwaves to campuses across the U.S., including VSU. Three professors were killed, two were critically injured, and a sixth was treated and released from the hospital ...

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Smoking still an issue on campus

According to a recent study, 28.5% of college students are smokers. Of these, 28% have been doing so since the age of 19. But what about the students who do not smoke? An American Lung Association report released in 2008 states that over 130 colleges and universities have completely smoke-free campuses; 500 schools, including VSU, have smoke-free student housing. According ...

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People Poll: Is obesity an epidemic?

Tammy Leavell junior, middle grades science “Yes, because you see evidence in a broad range of ages, young to old.” Calandria Grogan senior, sociology “Yes, because today children are being raised differently by younger parents. The parents need to watch what their children eat and be more active with them. “ Daniel Resciniti senior, mass media “Yes, never in the ...

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Clear communication necessary before the next step

So you two had sex. It was okay sex. But now he/she is acting like he/she is always busy or just don’t have enough time for anything. She said she was in the library studying, but you walked around the entire library slowly and saw no glimpse of her. Every time you call him, he sends you a text back ...

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Pick your poison, America

Apparently my attempt at Swift inspired sarcasm went over a few heads last week. It’s a shame, because I was looking forward to modeling the health care debate after Gulliver’s Travels. I guess I’ll leave the extravagant tales about health care to our politicians. The health care debate has done well to turn our greatest politicians into raging zealots that ...

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Winter Olympics cultured in a rich tradition of passion

The opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver took place on Friday, Feb. 12 in a display that clearly showed the pride and excitement of the Canadian people. The excitement was not lost on the analyst of NBC who have been covering the first six days of the games with relentless care. The excitement has also been shared by ...

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Tiger comes out of hiding, Richie and Madden commit to binding

Tiger tucked his tail and hid after all of his scandalous behavior was plastered on America’s televisions, but now he’s decided to come out of hiding and speak for the first time in months. Friday, Tiger will address a small group of colleagues and friends as he discusses his career and apologizes for his actions. It is unknown if his ...

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Fireflight’s most recent album lacks variety

Fireflight’s third album “For Those Who Wait” was released on Feb. 9, 2010. I had never actually heard of the band before and picked their album from the iTunes store looking for something a little different. Based on the samplings of their songs it seemed like their music would be something I would like; they fit in with Flyleaf and ...

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