It’s been over a week since “the slap heard ‘round the world,” and discussions about the controversial moment at the 94th Academy Awards show no signs of stopping soon. If you are unfamiliar with the situation, which is nearly impossible at this point, comedian Chris Rock made a “G.I. Jane” joke about actress Jada Pinkett-Smith, who suffers from alopecia. This ...Read More »
Editorial: Is VSU doing enough to be a sustainable campus?
Protecting the environment and recognizing the significant role of biodiversity of the world’s eco-system has grown over the last decade. More and more people and groups throughout the world are advocating for the environment, but how sustainable can a college campus truly be? It is clear that VSU has taken steps to make campus more sustainable. However, there are some ...Read More »
Editorial: The good and the bad of VSU’s WiFi networks
The Internet has become a vital part of our daily lives, linking everyone together through the World Wide Web. It comes as no surprise that further advancements in technology have allowed us to be more connected than ever with wireless connections. However, while wireless networks are often seen as an easy way to access the Internet, they do have drawbacks. ...Read More »
Editorial: Is College Education Worth the Financial Burden?
College students are in a phase of life trying to grow as people and finding their career path in an area that they are passionate about. However, college comes with a lot of costs, especially when it comes to finances. A goal that many students have when choosing their careers is finding one that can see a return on investment ...Read More »
Editorial: Are incentives the driving force for getting vaccinated?
On Feb. 16, the VSU Health Services sent an email to students to remind them to get their COVID-19 vaccines and boosters and how to make an appointment with a link provided. Along with providing free vaccines for students, VSU is also offering incentives where students can enter a drawing that will take place on March 9. These incentives include ...Read More »
Editorial: Parents should not determine a child’s education
The Office of Gov. Brian Kemp held a General Assembly on Jan. 10 where multiple bills and legislation addressing regulation of K-12 education were proposed, most of which give power to parents when it comes to a child’s education. According to appenmedia.com, some of the bills included a banning of race-based curriculum, complaint resolution policies focusing on parent concerns about ...Read More »
Editorial: No, you should not get COVID-19 on purpose
COVID-19 made its debut almost two years ago, and there are still people who wonder if purposely trying to get infected to become immune is a good idea. In simple terms: no. This is incredibly dangerous to yourself and others. While those around you may not have gotten severe symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19, there is no guarantee that ...Read More »
Editorial: New tenure policy may ruin freedom of education
On Oct. 13, the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia approved a change to tenure that will allow administrations of universities to seek termination of professors if they do not meet improvement plans set by deans and department chairs. We believe this change in tenure, allowing this leeway in termination, is a clear danger to the educational ...Read More »
Editorial: You are stronger than you realize
VSU students, as we continue to face unforeseeable times during this fatal pandemic, we must realize how resilient we are in this situation. The world as we know it is changing in ways that we never thought would happen. We often learned about pandemics such as the Black Death and 1918 Influenza outbreak, but we never predicted that we would ...Read More »
Editorial: Chauvin verdict could be the turning point for history
On May 25, 2020, the world stood still for a total of nine minutes and 29 seconds. That was the last time George Floyd would let out his last breath with his last words being “I can’t breathe” as ex-police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck. Immediately after this took place, riots sparked, protests spread citywide and “say his ...Read More »