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Editorial: Stanford University students spark conversation about free speech

Recently, Stanford University has been the subject of controversy involving a conversation around freedom of speech. A student posted a Snapchat of another student reading Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” autobiography while making an exaggerated thoughtful expression. A complaint was filed by an unknown student organization. The university did not take disciplinary action and instead went for a variety of options to ...

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Editorial: Keep the flame burning, Blazers

Many students have already noticed that this semester feels a bit … different than usual. Maybe even the past few semesters, really.  Students seem to be suffering from mental burnout, whether that be from having senioritis, going to school while being a parent, having to juggle jobs, or all three. It is a constant fight to keep up with life while trying ...

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Editorial: Is Georgia’s runoff system really fair?

After Raphael Warnock won 49.4% of the election vote and Herschel Walker 48.5%, Georgia is headed to a runoff election. Georgia law requires a runoff election if a candidate does not receive at least 50% of the vote in general elections. Louisiana is the only other state that has this requirement. While this may seem like a fair law, ensuring ...

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Editorial: Judge’s abortion decision a step forward for Georgia women

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney ruled Georgia’s ban on abortions violated both the Constitution and a previous Supreme Court ruling. The ban, which outlawed abortions after six weeks, was deemed void according to the laws in place when it was created three years ago. Though the state attorney general’s office filed an appeal, McBurney’s ...

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Editorial: Casey Anthony docuseries shines unnecessary light on controversial case

On Nov. 8, Peacock announced the upcoming release of “Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies,” a three-part docuseries that premieres on Nov. 29. The docuseries focuses entirely on Casey Anthony as she breaks her silence for the first time in 11 years. She was infamously acquitted for murder and manslaughter charges of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, who went missing in ...

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Editorial: VSU needs to reconsider recycling efforts

Conversations about recycling, sustainability and energy conservation are becoming a huge topic amongst the current generation as we find out new information about the climate crisis, and VSU should not be an exemption from it.   For decades, people have known that we were and are currently in a climate crisis with temperatures slowly rising, the ice caps melting and, of ...

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Editorial: Cultures are not your Halloween costumes

Halloween is right around the corner and now is a great time to remind you not to make different cultures and serial killers your Halloween costumes. On Wednesday, Oct. 19, VSU’s Student Diversity and Inclusion sent an e-mail to students and faculty with a flyer announcing that we should be aware that our fun should not be at the expense ...

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Editorial: VSU’s changes amongst this Homecoming season

Welcome back to another VSU Homecoming, where current students and alumni get together to celebrate the place where we all receive (or have received) our education. We are still the same VSU but with a few new changes.  Because of the life-changing COVID-19 pandemic, VSU enrollments numbers have decreased, causing administration to make changes to the way we know it ...

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Editorial: Reading is trending on social media

While there has always been and always will be people who love to read, social media has influenced the sale of books and reading in the past few years. During the peak of the pandemic, people stuck at home picked up reading as a way to pass the time, driving sales and kickstarting a rise in popularity of books across ...

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Editorial: Students deserve a voice in future changes

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, President Richard Carvajal sent a video to faculty and staff addressing a strategic plan to focus on current and future VSU students. The video addressed declining enrollment of traditional students, or undergraduates attending in-person classes on campus, and how despite efforts to up recruitment, numbers have been steadily decreasing at schools around the nation for almost ...

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