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Democratic debate turns into a “free stuff” giveaway

Written by Dillon Rountree, Staff Writer “A liberal versus liberal debate about who was going to give away the most, free stuff.” These are the words of Senator Marco Rubio regarding the Democratic debate. Sen. Rubio was unfortunately right on the money. When 15.3 million Americans settled in to watch the Democratic debate in Las Vegas, they received two hours ...

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Why Defund Parenthood?

Written by Dillon LaRue Rountree Staff Writer Planned Parenthood’s funding is among today’s most contentious political issues, with politicians on both sides of the issue taking passionate stances. The question is simple, should the government fund Planned Parenthood? The answer is similarly simple, absolutely not. This is for three reasons. First, Planned Parenthood is principally an abortion provider, it is ...

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Pope Francis Makes First American Visit

Written by Dillon LaRue Rountree, Staff Writer Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, arrived in the United States for his first American tour Tuesday afternoon to a rock star’s welcome. He was greeted by President Obama, Vice President Biden and their families, as well as an enthusiastic crowd. The Argentinian-born pope has held the position of supreme pontiff ...

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Armed robbery suspects still at large

Written by Dillon LaRue Rountree, Staff Writer As of Wednesday evening, the Valdosta Police Department has released no new information concerning the armed robbery that occurred last Saturday night at approximately 9:40 p.m. According to the Valdosta Daily Times, a nineteen-year-old female student was robbed at the corner of East Jane Street and Williams Street in front of Bazemore-Hyder Stadium, a ...

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Why Police Shoot

Written by Dillon LaRue Rountree, Staff Writer It seems that nearly every aspect of policing is being scrutinized, from the equipment police are using to the laws that they enforce, nothing is taken for granted. The most contentious issue however, is the use of deadly force—when, why, and how police take the ultimate measure of force. To answer this, we must ...

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Republican candidates tackles the top issues in debate

Written by Dillon LaRue Rountree, Staff Writer In an almost party-like atmosphere, the Valdosta State College Republicans settled in Wednesday night to watch the CNN Republican Presidential Debate. The group of enthusiastic conservatives watched the eleven most popular Republican candidates take the stage to debate the most important issues of the election and court the Republican primary voters all over the ...

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Candidates differ on student debt

Left Wing Written by Zenobia Harris, Copy Editor The student debt crisis is a growing problem in America. According to the Federal Reserve, the current student debt amount is growing at a rate of about $3,055.19 per second; so it is easy to see why students should be concerned about what the 2016 presidential candidates plan to do about this ...

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Campaign Zero attempting to end police brutality in America

Written by Dillon Rountree, Staff Writer Those who follow the #BlackLivesMatter movement may be familiar with a new list of policy proposals put forward by some prominent activists known as “Campaign Zero.” Zero refers to the goal of zero deaths at the hands of police. For the uninitiated, the campaign lists 10 major areas where they are proposing changes to ...

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